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Romans 12:6-8 - We have different gifts

NIV We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
KJV Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Notice that when it comes to the gift of leadership, diligence is the measure.

Today we may want to emphasize networking, or the ability to sway people toward a goal, but the Scripture puts value in consistency.

Talent is not enough to lead well. It takes the daily application of leadership to be effective for God's purposes.

It is the daily grind that forms the leader to used by the Master; this is as true today as it was back then.

Today's commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor,
Grace NYC

Isaiah 6:8 - Here am I. Send me!

NIV Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"
And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
KJV Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

This is where godly leadership begins
: God calls and we respond.

Like Isaiah, we may feel like unclean people who are not qualified to lead, but God doesn't look for that. He is looking for those who are willing to obey.

This is the same God who took David, a shepherd boy, and made him king.

Jesus chose unlearned fishermen to turn the world upside down, and He will use you and I as we walk forward in faith to His prompting.

Today's commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor,
Grace NYC