SATURDAY 6TH MAY 2017
TOPIC: LOVE: THE WINNING STRATEGY (1)
TEXT: 1 Corinthians 13:8 “Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!….”
The Bible says, ‘Love never fails.’ Think about it: money doesn’t bring happiness, fame doesn’t bring self-worth, and revenge doesn’t bring satisfaction. The only thing that never fails is love. When Mother Teresa addressed world leaders at the United Nations, she was asked, ‘How can we have world
peace?’ She replied, ‘Go home and love your family.’ If we all did that, ‘Paradise Lost’ would become ‘Paradise Found’ ! Upon force Jesus alone founded His Empire upon love, and to this day millions would die for Him.’ Sometimes leaders are just power-holders because you can’t love others without making yourself vulnerable, they see expressing love as a weakness.
To truly love – whether it’s your spouse, your children, or the people you lead – you must give yourself unreservedly in such a way that you can be hurt and even rejected. The fundamental principle on which power-holders operate is to protect themselves and everything they have. Whereas the fundamental principle of true leadership is to give of yourself with no holds barred. Love as an intrinsic characteristic of leadership seems outmoded, yet according to
Scripture it’s still the winning strategy. The Bible says, ‘God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind’ that’s why love is the winning strategy.
MEDITATION: 1 John 4:7-21
Numbers 14; Ps. 50; Isaiah 3&4; Heb. 11