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2. Godly leaders are deep!
“Superficiality is the curse of our age…. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.”-Richard Foster, “Celebration of Discipline”
Don’t confuse depth with how much doctrine and theology you know, or how high your intellect might be. Having a deep walk with God is far more than being able to regurgitate knowledge. My father-in-law, Wayne Marshall, once told me, “You will never lead people where you have not been”; never a truer statement! It is impossible to be a godly leader without a personal, passionate, and proactive walk with God.
Have you ever noticed how many miserable christians and preachers you encounter (maybe it is just me?)? When believers are not being sanctified (set apart for the purpose of God’s glory through the path of spiritual disciplines), we misrepresent God and therefore are miserable. It is our responsibility to grow in our walk with God through spiritual disciplines; not so we can preach better sermons, but because we love God and it is our reasonable act of worship! As godly leaders we must be deep so we can lead others to enjoy God and live for His glory!