ECWA FOOD FOR THE DAY - Sunday 31st July, 2022

TOPIC: SERVANT - LEADER MAKES QUALITY FOLLOWERSHIP

TEXT: 2 KINGS 6 : 1 - 14


The lifestyle of Prophet Elisha reveals the quality of the follower he was to his master Elijah. In 2 Kings 2:1-2, Elisha insisted on following his master to the end. He waited on him to the point where God came for him. It's not surprising then that his perseverance to the end earned him the 'double portion' of anointing he desired. He learnt the art of servant - leadership under Elijah which made it easy to respond promptly when his students needed his company in the tasks ahead.


The company of the prophets willingly followed Elisha because they recognized the leadership qualities in him. When there's unity between the leader and followers, miracles are not in want. The borrowed axe head floated under the anointing of the leader and a great relief came to the entire company (vs. 5-6).


The servant - leader was always available whenever he was needed and not at his own personal convenience. Elisha's gift distinguished him as a worthy ambassador of God in Israel and he served the nation in times of crises (vs. 8-14). We need faithful followers who will make quality servant - leaders in our country today.


QUESTION

Are you faithful in following the leaders God has given you for effective results?


PRAYER

Make me a servant leader that will attract quality followers for kingdom business, in Jesus name, Amen.