Following Jesus is a community activity. We are a member of Christ’s body, the church. Every community has leaders. Jesus Christ is the head, the ultimate leader, of his church. But he blesses his church with human leaders. Leaders are accountable to the risen Lord Jesus for your life and teaching. Conduct your ministry with vigour, care, and humility. Godly leaders are God’s gift to you. Pray for them, encourage them, and obey them as they minister God’s word to you.
Question: Think of a person who is making, or has made, a significant difference to your Christian life. Pray to God in thanks for them. What can you do to encourage them in their ministry?
Prayer: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for being the good shepherd who lay down your life for your sheep. Thank you for all those people who invested time and energy in leading me to you. They are your gift to me. Please continue to equip them by your Spirit to continue to vigorously call people to follow you. And equip me to also lead others to you, that I may become your blessing to them. Amen.