SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE FOR APRIL 16, 2023 (DELEGATION PAYS)
TOPIC: DELEGATION PAYS
OPENING PRAYER: Help me dear Lord to meet with you as I meditate on your word in Jesus name
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 18: 1-27
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Many ministers, like Moses (vs.13,18) often get so exhausted both physically and spiritually they become ineffective in their primary assignment (vs.19,20). Moses’ father-in-law intervened to rescue the situation (vs.13,14). Jethro, a Midianites priest gave a sound counsel for successful leadership. What can we learn from this?
From vs.20-23 what hierarchy of delegated authority do you see? Do you have such in your Church or Fellowship? Note a key function of Christian leadership in v.20.
What does it take to operate delegated leadership (v.24-26)? It took Moses, the great leader with authority and God’s mandate, humility (v.24) and willingness to train others (vs.19, 20). Apostle Paul also stated that it is expected of leaders to entrust the ministry of the word to faithful men who would teach others too (2 Timothy 2:2). What else can you learn from Jethro in v.27? Just be a channel of God’s counsel and withdraw to allow Him use His chosen vessel.
So What? Evaluate your work, look for capable persons, develop them and delegate some of your responsibility to them.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Help me, Lord, to trust others with responsibilities and be more focused on my primary role (Acts 6:2-4, 7).
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Hebrews 10:23
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Joshua 11, 12, Psalms 46, Ephesians 5.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Sun, 16-Apr-2023
TOGETHER WE WIN
But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
– 1 Corinthians 15:57
THANK GOD FOR:
► The preparations we have received in this Easter Retreat to go home and live victoriously for Christ.
► The victory we have in Christ Jesus who has made us more than conquerors.
► Grace to go home and spread the fragrance of the knowledge and life of God everywhere.
► Peace of God as we continue to labour in our families, fellowships, churches and work places.
► Victory as the Spirit of God continues to unite the brethren, helping us to triumph over every plan of the devil as we return home from the camp.
► Failing to go back and shine for the Master after being equipped in the Easter camp.
► The condemnation of the devil and the plan to weaken our resolve to continue in fellowship and to work with others till Christ returns.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 16th April 2023 Sunday. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.
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