Leader, how do you view your relationship with those under your care? Do you thank God for them (Rom 1:8-12)? Do you pray for them (how often)? Do you long to strengthen them spiritually? Does your mutual faith with them comfort you? Can you honestly say the following to them?
- I appreciate you (Rom 1:8).
- I pray for you (Rom 1:9).
- I want to serve you (Rom 1:11).
- I want to strengthen you (Rom 1:12).
Is this your attitude? What are you doing NOW to ensure that it becomes and remains your attitude?