The Lord needs leaders in his Army. Do you want to be one.? Real leaders are people who see the job needs to be done and they do it without a Title or praise or recognition from man. “not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;”(Ephesians 6:6).”But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant “. (Matthew 23:11 ). “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”(Mark 10:45 ). Jesus was the greatest leader of all. He led in Love and Humility, and by example. “So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. ( John 13:12-16).It takes time to make a Leader. The Leaders and people that God used in the Bible had to go through great breakings and humblings before they were ready for what the Lord wanted them to do. If you are in God’s school of Leadership, then you are in the school of great breakings so the Lord can shape you, and mold you as the potter shapes the pottery vessel to be ready for the Masters use. God has to get you out of the way so Jesus can shine through. “He must increase but I must decrease.” (John 3:30). If you are in God’s boot camp school of leadership, you are in the school of hard knocks, but the Lord will give you the grace. Jesus said,“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”(Matthew 11:28-30). Don’t leave school until the bell rings. A sign of a leader is someone who feeds the sheep spiritually with the Word, and makes sure everyone around them is progressing in the Lord and his Word. A real leader loves Jesus and wants everyone to get close to Jesus. A real leader makes sure their family has united prayer together everyday, and devotions, and Bible studies together. A real leader has a great sense of responsibility and accountability to the Lord. A real leader is someone who is striving to be like Jesus daily. A real Leader leads by example not just a sermon.
A SAMPLE NOT A SERMON
I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.
The eye is a better pupil, more willing than the ear;
Fine counsel is confusing, but example is always clear,
And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds,
For to see a good put in action is what everybody needs.
I can soon learn how to do it if you will let me see it done;
I can watch your hand in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lectures you deliver may be very wise and true,
But I’d rather get my lesson by observing what you do.
For I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give,
But there is no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.
When I see a deed of kindness, I am eager to be kind.
When a weaker brother stumbles, and a strong man stands behind.
Just to see if he can help him, then the wish grows strong in me
To become as big and thoughtful as I know that friend to be.
And all travelers can witness that the best of guides today
Is not the one who tells them, but the one who shows the way.
One good man teaches many; men believe what they behold;
One deed of kindness noted is worth forty that are told.
Who stands with men of honor learns to hold his honor dear,
For right living speaks a language which to everyone is clear.
Though an able speaker charms me with his eloquence, I say,
I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day.
(poem by – Edgar A. Guest)
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.