Over the last several weeks I’ve met some extraordinary people. You will most likely never read about them in a magazine or see them in prominent places. They’re just people. From America, England, Serbia, Romania. They probably don’t realize the profound impact they had on my life and thinking in just a few days.
A handful of conversations stand out with a handful of people. After each conversation I was left with a nugget of truth.
One person in particular made a mark. He’s served his modest church in England faithfully for years. Unassuming, humble, and kind, and so wise. He’s a leader. Empowering the next generation, championing, loving, believing. I learned a great deal from him in less than a week.
Each generation is in need of leaders. People in all walks of life and with different types of influence. People who lead by example, live with faith, invest in those coming behind them.
I want my kids to be leaders. To stand up for those who are weak, to live according to truth, to humbly serve. Let’s pray today for God to raise up our children as leaders in their generation.
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
Father, we pray that our children will grow in knowledge of your truth and confidence in their purpose to live for you. Would you raise up from among our children leaders in your kingdom. Children who grow in wisdom and humility, faithfulness and love. Prepare them now to lead their generation in the things of you. May they be willing to speak boldly as well as to bend in humble service, and know what each occasion calls for. Empower us as parents to set the example of godly leadership in our homes and our churches. It’s for your glory and pleasure we ask these things. Amen.