Lasting change is more than behavior modification. It finds its roots in a transformed heart. Scripture repeatedly emphasizes and examines the state of the heart. With our hearts we think, feel, choose, commit, respond, and persevere. Our hearts are the storehouses for our beliefs and character, and from our hearts come our words, actions, and habits. Leading like Jesus isn’t about behavior modification. Leading like Jesus flows from transformed hearts that fuel a life-long journey of serving Him, and stepping out to serve others in His name.
And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them. —Psalm 78:72
Prayer: Jesus, thank You for the ongoing work of transformation that is taking place within us. Keep changing our hearts, Lord. Insert Yourself into our thoughts, emotions, decision-making, and behavior. May we lead with integrity, living and leading in ways that increasingly reflect You. We want to lead like You, and reflect the heart of God. In Your name we pray, amen.