The power of sincerity

Back in 1999 we visited Lorne Sanny, long-time president of The Navigators, in his Glen Eyrie office. The conversation was deep, rich, and full of stories.


One story comes to mind this weekend. We asked Lorne about spiritual maturity — what does it look like and how does one achieve it?

Sincerity,” he said. “Take the case of Dawson Trotman (founder of The Navigators). One of the biggest things about Daws was that he took God seriously. If he went to a meeting and the speaker said God wants us to have a heart of compassion, he’d park his motorcycle in a grove of trees on the way home and beg God for a heart of compassion. He decided if God said something, He meant it and was strong enough to fulfill His promises.”

What has God said about your work with students? Might be fun to search the Scriptures for something to pray on their behalf, beg God for it, and expect Him to fulfill His promises.

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