Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Message from Donn Start, Principal West Valley Campus

Written by Leslie Williams, PC West Valley Librarian

The Old Testament story of Samuel selecting a new king gives us insight into how God chooses leaders. In I Samuel 16 the priest is told to travel to Bethlehem to choose a king from among Jesse’s sons. When the sons passed in front of Samuel for consideration, the scripture records: “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” I Sam 16:7 (NIV)

It’s the heart of a man – the heart of a woman – that God examines for service. What a profound and holy act! God cannot be fooled, and it is no small matter when He anoints teachers to direct the instruction of His little ones, or principals to administer organization and inspiration for their staff.

And I use the word anointed with purpose. We are anointed for our callings. God has examined our hearts and has chosen us for the particular tasks before us. Let us go forth each day with confidence, knowing that “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil 1:6 (NIV)

1 comment:

  1. and God has anointed you, Leslie, with a gift to share the Word with such insight and encouragement. Bless you.


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