Gates: Finding Confidence & Security in Your Place of Ministry
I'm writing this week's leadership blog from Xi'an, China. This is the land of the ancient Terra-Cotta soldiers dating back to 200 B.C. Also, Xi'an has the longest wall city in China, estimated to be over 600 years old. It's walls are 36 meters high with 4 massive gates, which, according to out tour guide, received more attention than any other place on the wall in ancient times. Archers had a different strategic position and additional weapons from the top of the wall than the infantry on the ground, but the gates provided the main source of security. More importantly, in the Bible days, the elders of the city would gather near the gates to conduct governmental business. Obviously, the gates were a very important place for many people.
Like for the soldiers of the ancient walled city of Xi'an, China, confidence and security in your place of ministry is needed to complete an assigment. But where does this confidence and security come from? In the most pratical way, "Knowing those you labor with" is a Biblical concept and should be heeded by every leader. Read on for more...and feel free to post a comment if you'd like. Blessings.
Posted on Tue, July 20, 2010
by Bill Faught