With Valentines day this coming week I thought our devotion should have heart so I turned to. Matthew 22: 37-39 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Often times we think of the word "lead" as being the one in charge, taking control but in Scripture the call to lead has many forms. However it may look in your life will most likely be different than another member. I believe God shapes us and prepares us for different leadership roles. In Scripture we see Nehemiah lead by stepping out in faith and prayer to lead large projects; Barnabas on the other hand was asked to lead by coming along side and encouraging and supporting others; How about Priscilla and Aquila to take charge in the marketplace; Or Miriam's who led by listening and being patient until the people were ready; or Aaron who led by grace, concerned for the individuals peace.
When we love the Lord with all our heart, devoted to loving God you can be sure He will lead you to use your gifts in building the Kingdom. Wherever He places you, praise His Holy name and be bold.
Almighty God, shape and use me according to Your vision for my life. Let my life, love, heart and leadership flow from love for You and others. Help me be active in my belief. Father I pray this to you in the name of your Son Jesus, amen.
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Meet the pastor
Rev. Pastor Carl Schreiber has been serving East Orrington Congregational Church (EOCC) since March 12, 2006