Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


PARABLE: Today my young son and I went to a different church to see their Easter drama. It turned out they’d had it the prior night.

The service started with a 40 member choir, 15 member band, plus the keyboardist playing an electric piano. She was also the leader of the choir and band. The sound man, or maybe her, had the piano turned up so loud that we literally could not hear any of the choir or the band! That is loud!

At least I would get to hear their new pastor. He handed out a simple 3 point message on little notebook inserts. The audience was to fill in the missing blanks. I carefully filled in the blanks with my son watching. Later, on the way out to the car I asked him if he was ready. "Ready for what Mom?"

"To tell me the 3 points of the sermon." [At the time I could remember the first and the last point, but not the middle one. I thought he might refresh my memory.]

My son dutifully stated point one very well. Then he skipped the middle point and kind of blurry/hurry stated point 3. I told him I couldn't remember the middle point either. He said. "Oh that's easy! Don't play the piano and try to sing at the same time!"



"If you are doing all the ministry, you are failing. You need to reproduce it in others. The 5 fold ministry is to equip the SAINTS to do the ministry."




{Words to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words of prophetic revelation, punched with the word of wisdom and written under inspiration.}


I have given you an excellent model of how not to lead. Sometimes I open your ears to watch the fruits of negative role models in the same way I do positive ones. These are not for you to criticize or judge, but merely for you to acknowledge and then grow. When I open your ears to see mistakes in leadership, it’s because I want you to learn from them so you don’t have to repeat the same mistakes when it is your turn to lead.

A good leader is there to support and equip others to do the work of the ministry. If the leader is a one man band and carries the whole load upon his or her own shoulders, it is not only overbearing and controlling, but it reveals their nakedness and shame. A good leader does not take over, but in humility presents an introduction, then allows the Holy Spirit within My people to minister and do the work.

"Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ, until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God's Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ." (Eph 4:12-13 NLT)




Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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