A Kingdom Leader has his heart and mind cultivated on a regular basis. The affairs of life are constantly tilling the soil of practical knowledge and application. The eyes of his heart are opened by the constant turnover of thought. The constant upheaval of life can make all of us weary.
Does God bring issues into your life that turn your schedule upside down? Do you struggle to keep balance in your thinking, feeling and how you live at home? Do you find yourself in need of a break from the daily pressures? Are you making progress despite the blows to your carefully laid plans? Life always seems to have a new wrinkle that is given to help us develop wisdom.
From the childhood of Jesus, God the Father was cultivating an instructed tongue. He specifically wanted him to know the words that sustain the weary. (See Isaiah 50:4-5)
Hebrews 5:8 (NIV84)
Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
The experiences of life can feel like constant cultivation of your mind and heart. But the turnover of thought reveals new seeds of thinking, feeling and behavior. It brings a new perspective and new results that can make you even more effective. See the cultivation as a blessing from God.
The residents of Nazareth were amazed at the wisdom of Jesus. He was clearly skilled in the affairs of life. It was practical wisdom that came from the cultivation of his mind and heart.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
The Holy Bible: New International Version (Heb 5:8). (1984). Zondervan.
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.