This week I am speaking at Word of Life
in Schroon Lake, New York. After the service on Monday evening, we attended a get-together at the home of
Wayne & Ruthie Lewis. Near the end Wayne asked Don Lough to share
his vision for the future of Word of Life. In three years Don will
become the new Executive Director of the worldwide ministry of Word of
Life. During his talk Don shared that when he was named to succeed Joe
Jordan, he received a nice letter from Dr. Howard Hendricks of Dallas
Theological Seminary. After congratulating him on the new position,
Prof Hendricks added this sentence at the bottom of his letter:
"Lie low and exalt Christ."
That sentence stands as a powerful admonition for every pastor and
every Christian leader. It is great advice because it describes two
choices. You can exalt yourself or you can exalt Christ, but you can’t
do both. When we decide to lie low and exalt Christ, there is no limit
to what the Lord may choose to do through us.
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