Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, March 25
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
God's Chosen Leaders
Isaiah 44:28 NKJV "Who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd, and he shall perform all My pleasure, saying to Jerusalem, 'You shall be built,' and to the temple, 'Your foundation shall be laid.'”
Democracy is "a system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives." It's "a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting." Democracy is "government of the people, by the people, for the people." Being a government of the people, it's easy to think that God is excluded from the process: not at all, for it is God who works in us both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Through us, God's chosen leaders will emerge, that's why we, Christians especially, must participate actively in the process.
Leaders chosen by God are shepherds. And you know, shepherds feed, lead and protect the sheep. God's chosen leaders are also committed to doing His will. If we want the will of God to be done in our country, states and local governments, we must pray for the right leadership. And it is God's chosen leaders that will build the nation. Our prosperity and progress as a people depends on having the right leadership at all levels.
God said to Cyrus, "I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron." God said, "I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways; He shall build My city and let My exiles go free, not for price nor reward, says the Lord of hosts." May this elections result in the emergence of God's chosen leaders for us in Jesus name! Leaders who have the interest of the people at heart; leaders only interested in service; selfless leaders; transformational leadership; nation builders; in the name of Jesus!