Topic: Leading in Times of Crisis
James 4: 1 – 3
Titus 3: 9 – But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Crisis starts in the heart. In the fire Scripture for today, James is making a specific application of the fundamental principle that Jesus taught in Matthew 15:19.
Joshua was afraid when the mantle of leadership fell on him. It would require a lot of wisdom and courage to lead the people after the death of Moses, their leader. He had also seen how they were faced with huge obstacles in the past.
But God kept on telling him to be strong and courageous. If you will succeed in your divine purpose and assignment, you must be strong, courageous and confident that God is with you at all times. Fear is a strategy of the devil to limit you; never allow it in your heart.
Courage is the ability to carry on in the face of fear, difficulties and danger with the confidence that God is with you. A good leader, in times of crisis, will remain focused on the vision and mission until they are accomplished. A good leader, in times of crisis, takes bold steps to make his vision a reality and, at the same time, does not undermine the spiritual and physical wellbeing of his followers.
Leaders with the right attitude find opportunity in any difficulty. We have different types of leaders: oppressive leaders, repressive leaders, domineering leaders, progressive leaders, etc. What type of leader are you?
Here are some facts every leader should know: Charisma without character leads to catastrophe. Aroma without anointing leads to annoyance. Crown without the cross leads to weakness. Sound without sense leads to shallowness. Sight without vision leads to stagnation. Shadow without substance leads to reduction. Reason without revelation leads to ridicule.
Finally, beloved, I want you to note that you can only be a successful leader and guide your followers to overcome crisis when you are born again and are daily led by the Holy Spirit. Leaders who genuinely follow Christ and His Spirit cannot fail.
A good leader is known in the time of war not in the time of peace.
The wisdom that surpasses that of Solomon shall be your portion, in the name of Jesus.
Christ, our mighty Captain, leads against the foe
1. Christ, our mighty Captain, leads against the foe;
We will never falter when He bids us go;
Tho’ His righteous purpose we may never know
Yet we’ll follow all the way.
Forward! forward! ’tis the Lord’s command,
Forward! forward! to the promised land;
Forward! forward! let the chorus ring:
We are sure to win with Christ, our King!
2. Satan’s fearful onslaughts cannot make us yield,
While we trust in Christ, our Buckler and our Shield;
Pressing ever on the Spirit’s sword we wield,
And we follow all the way.
3. Let our glorious banner ever be unfurled
From its mighty stronghold evil shall be hurled;
Christ, our mighty Captain, over comes the world,
And we follow all the way
MFM Daily Devotional 8th June 2021 Prayer Points
1. I reject the spirit of foolishness. I receive the spirit of divine wisdom, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. I silence every voice of criticism assigned to derail my divine assignment, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Wisdom to lead in a godly way, fall on me, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. I bind and cast out every spirit of error programmed to lead me astray, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. Lord Jesus, lead me in the right path, in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. I refuse to follow the path of evil and wicked counsel, in the name of Jesus Christ.
7. Father, make me an exemplary leader, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
1 Kings 7; 2 Chronicles 4
MFM Daily Devotional 8 June 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.