The Divine Mentor continued

I just finished reading Wayne Cordeiro’s, The Divine Mentor. It has parts that border on cheesy…but most of it was wonderful. After rehearsing the story of David’s mighty men risking their lives getting a drink of water for David, Cordeiro reminds us that he never really asked for a drink. He simply mentioned it in an off-handed way. His men loved him so much that they decided to surprise him with a drink of the sort of water he said would taste good to him. You can find the story in 1 Chronicles 11. Cordeiro writes:

"David didn’t have to shout at his men to go and bring the water. He didn’t command them to bring it. He simply mused about it. Just the musings of the king, even the very suggestion of the king, was enough to motivate these men to action…There is no higher worship than to be able to recognize the heart sighs of the King, and that is sufficient to move me to exploits, to take risks, to break through the lines the enemy has drawn…worship at it’s highest level is developing my heart to such a level of sensitivity that even the musings of my King are enough to move me to action. There is nothing greater."

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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