Great Leaders Abide.

7th MAY 2020

Christ for Youth International

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” [‭‭John‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬]

The branch of every tree receives nourishment from the tree in order to bear fruit. A branch which is not connected to the tree cannot bear fruit. It will soon be a useless branch and not bring forth any profit. Likewise, in our relationship with Jesus, He is the vine and we are the branches. As followers of Jesus and leaders, we cannot do anything unless God helps us. Our make up as human beings requires that we are assisted by God.

Our ability to be great leaders or the leaders God has called us to be is dependent on us being connected to the Lord who is our source. We cannot fulfil the call of God without His help. We cannot do anything impactful or eternal without His help.

We must never rely on our strength and wisdom to be successful leaders. We fail when we try to do it on our own.

We must be continually nourished by God to be continually fruitful as leaders. We receive nourishment when we abide in the Lord and He abides in us. This is possible through a love relationship with Jesus. We must continually stay in fellowship through prayer and the Word to receive nourishment from Him. Anytime we spend time in the Word and prayer, we receive strength to go on and on.

We must not take for granted staying close to God in a love relationship. That is our source of strength for leadership. We cannot do anything without Him. Thus, trying to do things without God’s help or on our own is equal to choosing failure. Relying daily on God’s help means we are choosing success in all our endeavours.

Lord Jesus, I desire to be fruitful in every role of influence You have given me, so please help me to abide in You with all that I am and help me not to rely on my strength but yours, Amen.

Prophetic Declaration: Psalm 91

Bible In One Year: Job [Chapters 25–28]



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