The Responsibility of Change
by Pastor's Corner on October 10th, 2014

Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I remind you that God continues to call the church to order.  In reality, He is calling each believer to order his or her life. This is not meant to focus only on the schedules we keep or to allude to how busy everyone is.  Rather, this call to order is more of a spiritual nature. In other words, there are so many things in each of our personal lives that we need to or could stand to change. If we were obedient to the call of God upon our lives to change, we would have already addressed many of these problems. Close examination would reveal to each of us that there are some things on the inside of us that need changing.  This may include some of our decisions and how we arrived at certain mountains in our lives. There may need to be changes in how we respond to our relationships, how we steward our finances, how we manage our time, or even how we approach the priorities of our lives.
None of these challenges to make changes in our daily routines will become a reality without leadership.  In other words, if order is to be realized, a leader is demanded.  Nothing in life orders itself.  Someone must be responsible for establishing or restoring order.  Regardless of who that person is personally, they must be a leader.  Leaders are responsible for maintaining order.  I remind you that it was God who gave to mankind, Adam and Eve, the dominion mandate.  They were responsible for the maintenance of God’s order in the earth.  God gave them dominion because He entrusted to them the responsibility for all His creation.  Mankind was to become the steward of the Father’s creation. God has not changed His mind.  We are yet responsible for maintaining and expanding the Kingdom of Heaven in the earth.  God has not given this role only to man.
In present day terminology, this simply implies that we, the church, must help restore the order that has been lost in our families, our churches, our communities, and ultimately, our world.  I remind you that the church is to be the “light of the world” and the “salt of the earth.”  This demands leadership and requires that the church portray an example that is different from the world.  We must be those who lead by example living in such a way that “men see our good works and give glory to our Father who is in Heaven.”  We are to be known by our love and that love must represent the unconditional love of the Father.  The world is in desperate need of leadership.  This leadership is needed in every context of life.  The church must not only remind others that they were created to lead, it must also live this mandate out so that others can follow their example. 
Finally is the mandate to impart the revelation of truth to those who are in darkness. Many are deceived and have little revelation of the dominion mandate that is theirs.  As a result, far too many men and women live their lives as followers subject to the influences of this world.  The result is a continual increase in confusion, identity crisis, and a loss of purpose.  May you join me in praying that God will reveal to us ways in which we can restore men and women to their rightful place of authority.  May the Father grant us the wisdom to see generations restored to places of vision with a deep and sincere desire to fulfill their God-given calling to lead. This is the responsibility of impartation with the result being mobilization.  May God help us transform our own lives and families and then our communities.
In His Service,

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