Many of you know that Loren Cunningham, the founder of Youth With A Mission, has been diagnosed with fourth stage lung cancer. When the disease was discovered last November, the doctors told him he had “weeks, not months, to live.”
Then the YWAM family and others began praying for him, and not only did the pain go away, but God has sustained him for eight months and counting.
Loren has used his “borrowed time” to share with the YWAM family all over the world via ZOOM talks. Many of us feel these messages are loving marching orders from our founding leader.
Last week Loren Cunningham spoke via ZOOM to the leaders of the Americas. He shared with us one of God’s dreams.
We have spent some weeks describing the immense problem of decay of conscience in American culture and other nations. I believe pastors and Christian leaders are primarily responsible for dimming the lights of God’s love and truth in today’s world.
Last week we looked at the role that the media plays in exploiting the “dull lighting” with a firehose of darkness–from the Internet, to our cell phones, television, videos, and even the music play lists we frequent.
It’s easy to point fingers at pastors and media giants–but we must not start there.
Conscience decay begins with you and me.
We’ve been discussing the character qualities necessary to both survive the turbulent 2020’s and also to thrive in advancing God’s Kingdom purposes on earth.
Our first article discussed the primacy of virtue–having a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. Last week we looked at developing truthful knowledge in our lives–though deeper thinking, reading, writing and choosing your sources of input carefully.
Now we turn to the quality necessary for achieving the above.
It’s also the number one quality of a leader.