Refined Leadership Brings Forth Joy and Worship
Refined leadership brings forth joy and worship because it is the natural response to being refined by the fire of grace. The Father approves of this ‘sacrifice’ of our life for His life and the people rejoice at God’s approval.
Moses and Aaron were told to present certain offerings and sacrifices in Leviticus 9:23,24. After presenting the sacrifice it says the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. Fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it they shouted for joy and fell face down.
Under the new covenant we lay down, or sacrifice, our life-- that is, the flesh-based life that is our desire, for the spirit-based life that is His desire. We lay it on the altar to be consumed by the fire of His grace. The Father’s approval is not because of the perfection of our sacrifice, but because of the perfection of His sacrifice. The refining fire consumes what we have offered, the old man, and refined leadership springs forth, and. . . the people rejoice and worship the Father for His goodness and grace.
As a leader you must know by faith that going through a refining fire has joy and worship on the other side. It’s worth it!!!