As a word of caution, Paul teaches that the flesh is strong and will always be pulling Christians back toward self-interest. Regency-leaders are no exception. With that in mind, continual renewal becomes an important piece of developing regency-leaders. During times of renewal, an existing or developing regency-leader can reexamine if Christ is still at the top of their triangle or if the leader has begun to assume some of Christ’s authority.
For an acting or developing regency-leader, renewal is more than just a vacation or extra rest. It encompasses significant time with a trusted friend who has permission to ask tough questions and significant time alone with God and His Word to allow the Spirit to probe deeply into the heart. Augustine reminded us of this renewal that comes from focusing on God, “… our hearts are restless unless they rest in You.” This essay argues renewal is critical in developing and living the life of a regency-leader. He or she must selflessly strive to have God “a constant presence in our mind, crowding out every false idea … and every crooked inference or belief.” Renewal occurs as a Christian becomes empty for Christ, letting the Spirit control the mind (Romans 8:6) which then influences the will, body, social dimensions, and soul.
Giving your heart to others by listening to their heart
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