Observation: Such encouraging words where written by Paul of the Roman church that I can only hope to write such words of the people that I currently serve at Parkway. As a fellow Pastor I can relate to Paul as he reflects upon the time and energy that he has poured into these men and women and now looks upon them with a sense of pride and of doing his part to train and instruct them. This process of discipleship and leadership development of others is crucial for raising up the next generation of leaders.
Application: Leadership must be passed on to others and my role as a leader and pastor is to raise up and train other leaders and pastors. So that I too can look upon my brothers and sisters with satisfaction and a sense of pride.
Prayer: Father, help me and the rest of our pastors and leaders both here at Parkway Fellowship and at churches throughout this world to be spurned on to have a heart for leadership development and discipleship. We know that our time here is limited so we must pass on what we have learned by training others. And let us not do this because of any benefit to us but may it all be for your Glory and the advancement of your church. Amen.