Saturday, August 16, 2008

Their His

"Has not the LORD anointed you leader over his inheritance?"
1 Sam 1:1

Israel was God's inheritance, and He wanted Saul to know this from the start. Paul also reminded us church leaders that in
Acts 20:28
"Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood."

As a leader someone should remind me of these verses daily. Why?

I've seen too many leaders start out good and then drift toward seeing themselves above the people because God has entrusted us with responsibility.

I believe it starts with not
"keeping watch over ourselves", thinking we have it all together and "if they would get it" things would be better.

That leads to seeing people as commodities to be used, instead of His treasure.

If you love things, you will use people. But we are called to love God & people, and use things.

Leadership is stewardship and starts and ends with the leader's character.

"The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person. 7 Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you."
1 Sam 1:6-7

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