God Prepares Leaders

Read Deuteronomy 32:1 through 34:12

God is faithful to provide His people with pastors and other leaders. The people He raises into leadership enter the experience in a variety of ways. Some individuals sense the Lord calling them into His service from a very young age. This becomes a goal toward which they aim their education and career path. Others are moved toward ministry by a series of encounters they eventually recognize as God’s hand on their lives. Still others are moved into ministry by a sudden event in which God makes His calling clear and unmistakable, as He did for the apostle Paul (see Acts 9). Regardless of how God calls a person into the ministry, one thing is always needed.

Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the Lord had commanded Moses (Deuteronomy 34:9).

Only God can provide the supernatural power needed to fulfill His calling. Take time to surrender your own life to His plan and to pray for others who have already responded to His calling.

Challenge for Today:

What is God’s plan for your life?

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