By Bill Lawrence - President of Leader Formation International
There are times when I find myself in Heart Break Corner, the very deepest part of my being.
All leaders must find themselves here because we cannot be ourselves without forming our identities through the struggles and pain that comes through this hurt.
Published on Aug 28 @ 9:24 AM CDT
by Bill Lawrence, President of Leader Formation International
Have you ever thought of what it takes to become God’s kind of leader? I mean a truly great leader, a leader with an intense relationship with God, a leader who trusts God when it makes no sense to trust anyone let along God, except that He keeps His word when you can’t see how He’s doing it. Let’s say you become a leader like Abram who became Abraham when trusting God made no sense at all. He’s often like that, you know. He makes no sense. His promise is strange at best.
Published on Aug 16 @ 12:30 AM CDT
by Bill Lawrence - President of Leader Formation International
O, LORD, our Lord,
How majestic is your name in all the earth
There is much that we know about God—all the Old Testament writers, the Gospels, the epistles, the Revelation of Jesus—tell us about God, yet there is so much that we do not know in our relationship with the LORD God because many of us don’t know Him personally in the same way David did. Many of us do not know YAHWEH intimately as David knew Him as a shepherd when he walked through the meadows and along the streams and in the canyons and over the hills near Bethlehem, or as he lay on the plains during the dark nights and through the brilliant dawns or in the beautiful sunsets. In those moments he heard the howling of the wolves, the roaring of the lions and the growling of the bears. Still, consider what it is like when we sense His presence with us as He reaches out to us and wants us to know Him in the deepest way possible. Oh, how great that is!
Published on Jun 16 @ 7:33 PM CDT
A Spiritual Leader Among Spiritual Leaders in Europe
Leader Formation International
It is yet another time to pray for a key leader in Europe, a spiritual leader in Romania who reaches out to a significant part of the continent in our Leader Formation International ministry.
His name is Daniel Fodorean, a Romanian who lived under the Communists through his childhood and teenage years under the Communists, and those of you who pray with us recognize him as a vital part in all we do ministering to this part of the world. I was first introduced to him when he was working on his PhD at the University of Bucharest while serving as a pastor in Constanta, Romania. As I got to know him we served together to pastors all over his country and then developed a curriculum we used for several years not only in Romania but also in Ukraine, Moldova, England, then in Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, and France. He has also influenced Norway, Sweden, and even Russia for the Gospel. He moved from Constanta to Bucharest and continued to serve throughout much of Europe. He has published a curriculum, multiple articles, and courses and also led seminars and conferences. In view of this commitment, he needs much encouragement and prayer, and it is for this reason that I send you these requests today. Please pray for Daniel.
Published on Jun 12 @ 8:57 PM CDT
By Bill Lawrence, President of Leader Formation International
Today I am asking you to pray for a special leader among leaders in Ukraine.
I have served with this leader, a pastor of pastors, a trainer of both current and future Ukrainian pastors throughout and now in non-Russian Ukraine. I am choosing not to identify him for fear that the Russians may seek him out at some point in time, which is their pattern, and that would be harmful for him. However, he is a leader among leaders, a shepherd under the Shepherd, and I want you around the world to remember him in prayer and hold him up before the Lord. I have worked with him in Ukraine in the past, have known him as a strong leader, and want him to continue to make a difference for the Lord according to His will. For this reason, I ask you to pray for Him.
Published on May 31 @ 12:16 AM CDT