Published March 2002
by Beacon Hill Press .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||128|
Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for For the Master's Use: Leaders God Uses by Aletha Hinthorn (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! David is one of the most well-known leaders found in Scripture. Despite his many faults and failings, he was a good leader and a fearless warrior. God described David as “a man after my heart; he will do everything I want him to do.” By far the . God uses people of faith. The Bible says, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews NIV). The Bible also says, “Whatever is not of faith is sin” (Romans NASB95). As a leader, you need to learn how to be a person of faith. God uses the leader who has a dream. Lesson 2: God’s Use of the Ungodly Habakkuk The Prophet Habakkuk wrote during the troubled times before Judah’s captivity. Assyria had fallen when Nineveh, its capitol, was destroyed in BC. Egypt and the Neo-Babylonians were competing for world dominance. In Judah’s King Josiah was killed in battle against Egypt.
Certainly, there are times when God uses circumstances or seemingly random occurrences to initiate, direct, or confirm our calling. An open door or closed door. A passage from a book. A sermon from the pulpit or on the radio. A timely worship song. We can all point to instances where circumstances helped confirm direction from God. The Bible records that Nebuchadnezzar, a powerful ruler over the Babylonian Empire years before Christ, received a vision from God. The prophet Daniel interpreted this dream. Daniel explained that God gave Nebuchadnezzar this vision “in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the . In this book, trusted pastor and Bible expositor Warren W. Wiersbe deals biblically with topics that are relevant to Christian leadership, including: obedience character maturity ability God's authority seizing opportunities biblical images of leadership measuring management being a leader versus a boss change management organizational 5/5(36). A good place to start identifying leaders is to look at the Bible to see whom God uses. Refer to the Bible study suggestion on page 9. We need to remember that God works through all kinds of people, even the least : General Board Of Discipleship.
During the writing of that book I discovered 6 unique stages God took his leaders through to become His change agents. One of the 6 stages I discovered was a Time of Isolation. It seems God often set aside a leader away from his normal life for a greater purpose. For some it was jail time like the apostle Paul. God’s response was a promise that He would later punish Babylon as well (). In the end, Habakkuk could only acknowledge the Lord’s perfect wisdom; the prophet ends with a song of praise in chapter 3. We may struggle with questions about God’s methods as Habakkuk did. How God chooses to operate is up to Him. Dr. Leonard Sweet in his book, I Am A Follower, works me over by telling me the truth of leadership: “We bless others naturally through our strengths. But we bless others supernaturally through our weaknesses and Scripture makes this clear: God’s power is made perfect in weakness.” (). “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans ). Photo by Alena Ozerova/ If you ever feel like you aren’t worthy enough, remember that Jesus used a bunch of flawed people to share hope to a flawed world.