The busyness of leadership can drag a person down if not wisely managed and God-inspired.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 86 - 11 Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do, and I will obey you faithfully; teach me to serve you with complete devotion. 12 I will praise you with all my heart, O Lord my God; I will proclaim your greatness forever.
Read - Exodus 17-18
God has provided water once yet the people struggle to trust that He can, and will, provide again. Our past blessings from God should provide us a track record that strengthens our faith.
Moses’ Father-In-law worships The One True God when he hears of His mighty acts in the Exodus. As we boldly share what God has done we can expect others to respond as Jethro did.
Jethro sees Moses burdensome leadership model and proposes a very simple structure and strategy designed to spread and push down leadership amongst other budding leaders. This is a vital component to any organization including the local church.
Lord, help me to grow in my service to you and, as I do, help me to grow in how I handle conflict and strife with others.
It appears there are two instances in this location or there are two locations by this name:
Here, the Israelites continue to struggle in their faith/trust of God. Although He is leading them, they do not seem to Know Him well enough to build the trust needed to follow Him in the desert. Moses, who is trusting Him, is caught in the middle. This is a contentious place to be and he cries for God to help Him. God Lovingly provides help: supernaturally, by the water and relationally: by the father-in-law’s wise advice. This allows Moses to serve Him faithfully.