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Today's Daily Devotional Excerpt

Becoming A Double-Portion Mentor
“The Greatest Leaders are Selfless Mentors”

“So he departed from there and found Elisha…who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen…then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. Elijah said to Elisha, Ask. What may I do for you before, before I am taken away from you? And Elisha said, please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.”

Featured Scripture: 1 Kings 19:19; 2 Kings 2:9
Background Scripture: 1 Kings 19:19–21; 2 Kings 2

Great leaders are great mentors. They find persons to whom the mantle of leadership can be passed and nurture them. Many times, leaders of faith choose unlikely persons to tutor and give opportunity to learn and excel. The Scriptures have few greater examples of successful mentoring and leadership than those found in the stories of Elija...read more »

Our Prayer: O Lord, make me a humble and selfless leader. Lead me to those unlikely persons You choose to follow me in leadership. Make me a double-portion mentor to a new leader of faith. Never let my own ego or quest for a legacy become a hindrance to serving others. Show me clearly when it is time for me to go. Bless my service and lead me to the fields to find my new Elisha to carry on the calling of faithful leadership. Amen.
Tomorrow's Devotional: What Seest Thou?

Foreward by Joe Turnham

Throughout generations people have combed the Holy Scriptures in search of meaning, purpose, solace and forgiveness. Its words give us new understanding of creation, history, prophecy and revelation: therein, we find the promise of the soul’s salvation.

But my own burden and calling that led me to the writing of this book, Leading From Our Knees, revealed to me that the Holy Scriptures are also the ultimate collection of timeless leadership precepts. From Genesis to Revelation we encounter those many reluctant and imperfect characters that God chose to become leaders for holy tasks. God worked His providence and purpose through each of them and bids you also as a leader in this time to become a partner in building the Kingdom of God. read more »