- King gets leoparacy. The prophet of God asks him to wash 7 times in the waters of the Jordan
- He says there are other places with better views and better water to go to
- His advisors told him that he's done great things, and if the prophet asked him to do something great, he'd do it. But, the prophet only asked him to do a little thing
- So, he did it
- Then he realized there is no other God like God
- The story is in II Kings 5
- We take the Leadershp Summit with us. We might be thinking we need to do something big, but first be willing to do some simple things every day.
- 1.Consider establishing a time and place to meet with God every day
- Make sure it happens in the right frame of mind and on a daily basis
- There are many leaders out there doing great things, but so often the compromise is the meeting with God
- He was meeting with God reading Ephesians 6 - Paul was asking for prayer so he can fearlessly proclaim the message of Christ
- Leaders need something fresh from God every day
- Somedays the fireworks won't happen, but stay in the routine and God will speak
- 2. Commit to reading good books at least 30 minutes a day
- 3. Review your replenishment strategy Rom 8:6
- 4. Decide to say "yes" to God every time he asks you to do something
- 5. You've been challenged about innovation and serving the poor, but it's the simple things that you do that will compound the influence and effectiveness of a leader.
- The simple things are the building blocks of God doing something great in your some day
- Final word: your life matters. This isn't the pre-game, this is the game. You have one life to live full-out for God and develop your leadership to it's full potential. You have one chance to do something of eternal significance.
- That's an intentionally personal decision you all need to make: what race are you running, what will you lay it down for?
- The thing that happens when we submit ourselves to God, our head leader, is just like combustible energy
- It's like being in recess in school and the bell is going to ring, now I have to go back into the school
- As you go on your way, do some simple things that will compound
- Apply, Apply, Apply!
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