DCLM Daily Manna 9 January 2022 | Sunday Devotional | Delegate Please

DCLM Daily Manna 9 January 2022DCLM Daily Manna 9 January 2022 | Sunday Devotional | By Pastor W.F Kumuyi

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TOPIC: Delegate Please

TEXT: Exodus 18:13-27 (KJV)

KEY VERSE: “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens” (Exodus 18:21).

DCLM Daily Manna 9 January 2022 Devotional MESSAGE:

In a survey that was conducted just before the Covid-19 pandemic, seventy-two percent of pastors reported working between fifty-five to seventy-two hours per week. Eighty percent believed pastoral ministry had negatively affected their families. Some pastors say that the demands of the church prevent them from spending time with their family; and others die early because of the demands of the ministry.

Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law gave a counsel to Moses subject to divine approval, about how to reduce stress by empowering other qualified subordinates to share the burden of leadership with him. He counselled him to choose people with the needed capacity, competence and character to serve as judges of the tribes, households and family units of Israel. Difficult matters, which they were unable to resolve, would be referred to Moses.

Counselling demands consume a large chunk of pastors’ time. They sit down to counsel people from morning until night, after Sunday services. They take their turns narrating their challenges and problems to the pastor, who in turn offers counsel and prayers. This goes on every Sunday, and sometimes on other days of the week.

Church leaders should adopt Jethro’s counsel and stop burning out themselves. Your consecration does not decline because you get others to assist you. It rather keeps you alive for a longer time to offer help to more people and gives you time for your family, which is your primary responsibility.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Delegate responsibility to elongate productivity.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Matthew 20-21

DCLM Daily Manna 9 January 2022 Devotional was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.