Monday, January 30, 2017
Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 25-27, Acts 6
SCRIPTURE: Acts 6:2-4
2 Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. 3 Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; 4 but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” (Acts 6:2-4 NKJV).
The apostles recognized the importance of organization and order. They knew the value of team building and teamwork. The Holy Spirit was indeed moving and the Church was experiencing phenomenal growth. They needed Holy Spirit inspired wisdom to accommodate the growth and facilitate the continued move of the Holy Spirit. They had to more specifically define their own role and enlist team members to take care of other necessary responsibilities. They were learning to lead with the help of the Holy Spirit.
As an organizational leader and consultant, I must replicate and teach this lesson.
Lord, give me Holy Spirit inspired wisdom as You did the apostles. May the churches and organizations and developing leaders I serve seek and receive that wisdom also.
For Your glory, in Christ’s name. Amen. -AP