Jesus didn’t wait until the end of His time with the disciples to assess how they were growing and maturing. He observed them as they interacted with one another. He sent them out on missions, and spent time debriefing them on their return. He asked questions, and listened for their responses. This allowed Him to serve them at their point of need, and guide their growing understanding. Isn’t this what Jesus does for us as He trains us, also, in the way of leading by serving? Is this your practice with those you serve?
Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”—Luke 9:18
Prayer: Jesus, thank You for meeting us in real-time and growing us as leaders. May we follow Your example with those You have entrusted to us. Give us discernment and skill in serving them at their point of need. In Your name we pray, amen.