Leadership is leading the way. Israel rejoiced and had a better life when their leader prepared his heart.
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. Matthew 23:11
We read these words and want to be a servant. Becoming an effective servant begins with preparing your heart to by seeking the Lord early in the morning.
During the time period in Israel’s history known as the Divided Kingdom there were 19 kings in the north and 20 in the south. All of the kings in the north did evil because none of them sought the Lord or prepared their heart to seek Him. Of the 20 in the south only 8 prepared their heart to seek the Lord.
Look what happens when there is no leader.
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes. Judges 21:25
Now consider when there is a leader that does not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.
And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD. II Chronicles 12:14
Here is a leader who spent the time to prepare not only his heart but the hearts of others.
For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments. Ezra 7:10
Ultimately we can’t even consider what God has in mind for us when we prepare our heart to seek Him early in the morning.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9
We conclude that serving makes us great but worshiping makes us godly. Consider being a great godly leader by starting each day preparing your heart in worship to the King of kings and Lord of lords.
The greatest leaders that have ever lived consistently looked up to God and looked out for those under their care.
Are you in constant fellowship with God throughout the routine day until someone needs your service? They may need you to take care of a responsibility or they may ask what they need to do to have what you have.
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