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February 26, 2014

The Ultimate Motive

Continuing the book notes I have for Pastor Steve Murrell’s new book 100 Years From Now: Sustaining a Movement for Generations

Every Nation’s Mission Statement is:

We exist to honor God by establishing Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, socially responsible churches and campus ministries in every nation.

Honoring the Lord is not an institutional policy, but a moment-by-moment awareness of the presence of God. It is not a doctrine preached only from the pulpit, but a mindset in people whose hearts are turned toward the Holy Spirit and sensitive to what pleases Him and what does not – Steve Murrell

I thank God for the leadership of the team that embodies what honoring God is. Honoring God is easy to teach but hard to live out. To create a culture that honors God requires that we as pastors be Spirit empowered to do so. It works hand in hand. I need to constantly remind myself that apart from Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit I cannot honor God.

Honoring God is a lifestyle. It means before making any decision in church or in family, I have to ask myself – is this honoring to God? Honoring God is the framework where I base my decisions