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  1. Thank you for this call to Christian leaders! Serving in ministry, I know how tempting it can be to think of so and so and such and such problem while we read the scriptures. Our focus should always be on feeding ourselves, abiding in the vine, and giving to others our of FULLNESS. Thanks for this reminder.

  2. Dean, I really appreciate this post and the call to personal time with the Lord… especially apart from study, prep, etc for public ministry. So important! I’d like to feature this for Grace and Truth. Can you provide a link back to one of the hostesses sites? Thanks!

  3. This is a great resource for leaders and ministry servants. Thank you for linking this up with us at Grace & Truth!

  4. What great suggestions for leaders! We do need all of those things to keep on pouring out, don’t we!

    I came over today on Grace and Truth, and I’m glad to find your post.

    Hope you have a blessed weekend~

  5. Dean, I couldn’t agree more with this post! I dedicated the month of October to studying the lives of the spiritual giants of the Christian faith (think Oswald Chambers and Charles Spurgeon). My spirit has been ministered too in such a massive way, and their life stories have drawn me back to the Author of my life. And of course, they all emphasize personal time with God in their teachings….so it has really helped get me back on track! EXCELLENT advice!

  6. Interestingly, these areas are the ones which seem to get interrupted the most when others demand our time. Many times it is our own family which can be the biggest distraction.

    1. Yes, these areas do tend to get interrupted so often. It is important for our family to see that this is a priority in our lives. They learn from that. I taught my children early on to not interrupt me during my prayer time, and I believe that they learned so much from that lesson.

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