Monday, June 21, 2010

I'm Their Leader!

A teenager in a scout uniform came running down a country road. Seeing a farmer in a field, he shouted, “Have you seen a troop of scouts go by?”

“Yes,” answered the farmer, “about twenty minutes ago. Why do you ask?”

Starting to run he cried, “I’m supposed to be their leader.”

God has called each of us to be leaders in His Kingdom. We can teach a Sunday school class or help in a youth group. We can lead a study group or a senior tour. We can prepare food or clean the tables at a church dinner. We can sing in the choir or be an usher. We can provide clothes for those who are cold and shelter for those who are homeless. There are many things we can do for God if we do not get separated from God and others who love Him and are serving Him.

There is always the danger of being overwhelmed by worldly things and realize one day that we have been left behind in our walk with Christ. If we focus on fame or fortune, position or power, status or success, we will never be the leader God wants us to be.

The Apostle Paul said, “Yet, if I live, that means fruitful service for Christ.”

Prayer: Lord, I want to lead others to know You and to love You. But I cannot do this if I separate myself from Your Word and others who love You. Help me to follow You closely that I may always lead others to You. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Philippians 1:22

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