Topic: Sterling Leadership [Wednesday May 9, 2018]
Text: Genesis 47:13-31 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we shall be Pharaoh’s servants” (Genesis 47:25).
“No one needs aspire to leadership in the work of God who is not willing to pay the price greater than his/her contemporaries and colleagues are willing to pay. The more effective the leader is, the higher the price to be paid”, said J Oswald.
Joseph stands out as an enduring proof of what the grace of God can do for a perfect, upright and diligent child of God. The expected season of the lean kine finally came. Pharaoh was prepared only because of Joseph’s astuteness in the management of the trust conferred upon him. He started to alleviate the suffering of masses by exchanging corn for money, then corn for land. In an uncanny display of shrewdness, he ultimately transferred the national wealth and citizens to the crown and saved the nation from starvation. Pharaoh was right. They could never be found “such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is” (Genesis 41:38).
Without doubt, the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is the Spirit that dwells in all believers. The Spirit of power and wisdom bestows upon us the ability to do exploit for God. However, that Spirit is nurtured and nourished in righteousness and becomes inoperative or indifferent in our challenges when defilement enters. God appoints and promote leaders and gives wisdom generously to whoever desires it (James 1:5).
These are “lean years” indeed and the world is looking out for problem-solving leadership. Christian leaders need to boldly step up and constantly tap into the dynamic power on high to show exemplary leadership in this end time crisis which the Church and nations are experiencing. The Lord is in need of honest and upright leaders who will spread the Word, so that starving souls will not perish. Heaven, as the ultimate reward, awaits those who dare to enlist.
Thought For The Day: The wise will always stand up to be counted.
Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Samuel 8-9; 1 Chronicles 18
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.