The lifelong journey of leading like Jesus is lived in daily dependence on God. For this reason, Lead Like Jesus emphasizes practicing daily habits that sustain our relationship with God. Growing confidence and competence as leaders can cause us to drift into edging God out, mistakenly thinking that we can handle life on our own. Jesus’ example reminds us to cultivate our relationship with God daily, so that our perspective remains one of exalting God only by depending on Him wholly.

By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News. —Ephesians 3:7 NLT

Prayer: Lord God, we are grateful for the privilege of serving You, to be Your image bearers, servants, and messengers. Keep us simultaneously aware of our dependence on You and of Your sufficiency to equip us for the leadership opportunities and challenges we face. We want every aspect of our lives to reflect Your leadership. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.