THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016
1 Kings 19:16. And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
Thought for the Day: Leaders Are To Be Chosen By God Not By Man
Reflection for the Day: Prayer Positions One To Hear From God
As Elijah neared the end of his assignment, the Lord informed him who was to be his successor. The prayer life of the man of God positioned him to hear God's directions. Leaders, if they are to be effective, must be appointed by God, not by man.
What criteria must there be in place for the selecting of leaders? There are many items that should be included in choosing who should lead, but no list can replace hearing the voice of God. It is God, not man, that must be the one that chooses who is to lead the people of God. Those that pray will hear His voice.