Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Biblical Model of Leadership

The life of Samuel demonstrates a Biblical model for leadership. Samuel demonstrated courage when he did not hide anything from his mentor Eli regarding the word of the LORD concerning Eli. Samuel sought God's guidance, interceded for Israel, and never ceased praying for them. Samuel maintained his integrity. He neither cheated nor oppressed anyone, nor did he accept a bribe. Samuel communicated a clear vision to the people he led emphasizing to them to whom they belonged and how they were to live. And he taught them the ways of righteousness. Let's pray that the Lord will raise up from among our grandchildren, leaders for our communities, nations, and churches, who will model Biblical principles of leadership.

Pray for our grandchildren:

  • To have courage to do what is right- Deut. 31:6; 1 Cor. 16:13
  • To develop a habit of prayer- 1 Thess. 5:17
  • To be people of integrity - Prov. 10:9
  • To have a clear vision of who they are called to be - Eph. 1:4-6
  • To lead others in obedience to the Lord - Psalm 51:13
  • To "set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity." 1 Tim 4:12

1 comment:

  1. Dear Bobbye and Lori,
    I have just read you blog on Leadership today July 3rd 2009. What wisdom and what clarity of purpose you set forth for Praying Grandmothers everywhere. I love you site. The music is inspirational and I can "see myself" praying with Grandmothers all over the world. Surely you all are called for such a time as this. Thank you.