A Kingdom Leader is aware that mentoring begins with his own relationship with God and then moves towards a relationship with others. The Bible says that the Word became flesh and lived among us. Each of us must slow the pace, quiet the distractions and create space for attending to the ordinary issues of life. But most importantly we must pitch our tent among others for a while.
Is your life the lesson for others to learn from? Are other people close enough to you so they can see the work of God's grace in your life? Has isolation insulated you from others? Have past wounds made you afraid of close relationships? Our faith in God is to be shared with others and when necessary we should use words.
Matthew 4:13 (NIV)
13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum,l which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali--
The little fishing village of Capernaum became the place where Jesus lived. Many of his disciples came from that small town. This last village in Herod's area became the launching point for His ministry. It had no paved streets, no sewer or channel for water and low quality construction. It had no signs of wealth like other towns.Jesus pitched his tent in this small community.
Are you more concerned with comfort than influence? Is your life accessible to others? Move toward mentoring relationships today.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
l Mk 1:21; 9:33; Lk 4:23, 31; Jn 2:12; 4:46, 47
The New International Version. (2011). (Mt 4:13). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.Copyright © Danny Sartin. All Rights Reserved. Photos taken by Cathy and Danny Sartin in Africa.
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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.