28 June: Leading by Example
One of the biggest disappointments comes when leaders don’t do what they’re asking us to do. Conversely, our greatest boost to mobilise, is often ignited by experiencing Leadership by Example.
READ 1 Chronicles 29 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In the past, I would have characterize myself as being not bothered about money. That was until a very kind distant relative named me in his Will. After giving appropriate thought to the life lost by a careful and thoughtful man (though I expect much less time that His Maker would expect from me), greed set in. It was as if my hand gripped a wad of bank notes that were now glowing with fire in my tightly clenched fist. Why is it that money is the root of all kinds of evil[a], and that it seems to be the last thing we want to give freely to our most generous Father God whose loving-kindness to us has been demonstrated time out of mind.
Speaking of the Creator God, King David of Israel once said: “…Your loving-kindness is better than life…”[b] He then finished his life by emptying his pockets, in today’s chapter, of everything that he couldn’t keep. [v3-5] Having led by example, David’s national leaders followed suit. [v6-8] When the general population saw their leaders leading by example, they rejoiced greatly. [v9] I want to lead myself, and those I influence, by opening my hands to my Maker – just as He so kindly has opened His hand to me. I want to lead by example by allowing my Father God take what He needs whenever He needs it.
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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.
Wanting to speak directly with the Supreme Power in control of everything we see? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[c]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices to You, Lord! Let the settlements rejoice. Let all the people sing for joy and shout from the mountaintops. May they give glory to You, Lord, and proclaim Your praise in the islands! [Isaiah 42:11-12]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: Pray for victims of slavery in India[d]
Your Country: Revival among Believers
Yourself: Ability to choose right living
Your concerns for today
When anxiety was great within me, Father God, Your consolation brought me joy. [Psalm 94:19]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
While checking my thoughts, words and deeds today, Lord, help me to remember that Love is patient and kind. It doesn’t envy, it doesn’t boast, and it’s not proud. [1 Corinthians 13:4]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
Thank-you Lord that Your wisdom is a shelter – just as money is a shelter – but the advantage of knowledge is this: Your wisdom preserves those who have it. [Proverbs 7:12]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”
When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[e] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Using our Gifting
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.” [Romans 12:9-10]
[a] 1 Timothy 6:10
[b] Psalm 63:3
[c] Matthew 6:5-15
[e] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31