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SUNDAY, 5th November
THE POWER OF “SENIOR” RELATIONSHIP
Deuteronomy 31 vs
7.¶And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.~|KJV |
THERE are different types of good relationships you have to keep as a Christian. Aside your greatest relationship with God, you must have a relationship with a “senior” (a mentor). Thus, someone who has gone ahead of you in life, knowledge, wisdom and even experience. This is vital because God purposefully raises giants in every field in every generation who are to impart the next generation. There are giants in every field including the ministry; yes, there are great men and women of God sent unto you directly to minister to your needs.
Besides, there are those you feed from them at a distance through their books, tapes, audios and videos. These giants (whether in ministry, business, arts, health, education etc) should never be taken for granted, not even when they make mistakes. Respect, esteem and honour them for they carry uncommon skills, experience, anointing, favour and blessings from God. Their words released on your life can influence your entire life and ministry. Our opening scripture speaks of how Moses encouraged his successor. He had experienced the challenges and successes in leading the Israelites and now he was old. And he remembered how God used Aaron to encourage him to stand before Pharaoh, therefore he did same to his associate, Joshua. He words were so soothing and encouraging to his heart “Be strong and of a good courage”.
In other words, he was telling him to be strengthened, to prevail, to press, to be bold, determined, to grow firm and immovable for the task ahead. Now in Joshua 1 when Moses died the LORD repeated the same words to Joshua (Jos 1:6,7). Cherished one, it’s time to take these giants very serious as the oracles of God. The next generation needs something great from them to impact theirs. To think that you don’t need anything from a senior relationship is a sign of spiritual arrogance. Take advantage of their messages, counsel, experience, challenges and successes and learn a great deal from them. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.
Father, thank You for the great men and women you have sent my way to impart wisdom, knowledge and experience for my next level of success. I take advantage of them today and learn from them as You use them to mentor my life. Continue to bless all senior relationships in the Name of Jesus. Amen !
Enjoy A Gracious Sunday !