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New Life Daily Devotion - Oct. 9, 2009

  • 2009 Oct 09

A Godly Leader

But a good leader plans to do good,
and those good things make him a good leader.

Isaiah 32:8 NCV

Our world needs Christian leaders who willingly honor God with their words and their deeds, but not necessarily in that order.

If you seek to be a godly leader, then you must begin by being a worthy example to your family, to your friends, to your church, and to your community. After all, your words of instruction will never ring true unless you yourself are willing to follow them.

Are you the kind of leader whom you would want to follow? If so, congratulations. But if the answer to that question is no, then it's time to improve your leadership skills, beginning with the words that you speak and the example that you set, but not necessarily in that order.

The goal of leadership is to empower the whole people of God to discern and to discharge the Lord's will.
Stanley Grenz

A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead, but is forced into a position of leadership by inward pressure of the Holy Spirit and the press of external situation.
A. W. Tozer

A good leader is not the person who does things right, but the one who finds the right things to do.
Anthony T. Padovano

The man who kneels before God will stand before men.
Leonard Ravenhill

Today's Prayer

Dear Lord, when I find myself in a position of leadership, let me seek Your will and obey Your commandments. Let me be a Christ-centered leader, and let me
turn to You, Father, for guidance, for courage, for wisdom, and for love. Amen  


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