Posts Tagged ‘Application’
Jesus is the only perfect leader the world will ever know. Read the book of John (3 chapters a day will get you through it in one week).
The book of John has a wealth of Jesus’ stories and teachings, many not found in Matthew, Mark or Luke. The book of John may be the simplest of the four Gospels and the book of John is full of insights into leadership principles and their applications. Boiled down to one divine message John’s message might be that: “God grafts leaders into Jesus so they might draw strength from Christ Himself.” John 15 even talks about Jesus as the vine and us as the branches. How often do Christian leaders work within their own strength, wisdom and understanding when they have the greatest source of strength, wisdom and understanding willing to empower their leadership?
Being an effective leader requires careful thought that leads to wisdom. Read Haggai 2:10-19.
The Hebrews that returned from exile in Babylon with the mission to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem were struggling in their day-to-day life to have success with their crops. Three times in today’s Scripture Haggai recommends the leaders give careful thought to their situation. When they stopped construction on the temple and focused on their own needs they were lacking in both food and wine. When they stopped giving careful thought to God’s priorities they forfeited the wisdom they needed to find God’s blessing.
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