Leading into 2023

Today’s Reading: Titus 1

We all lead in some way.  Think about who you influence. I’m sure that you didn’t have to go far.  Your home, work, friends, and many spaces in between which allow you to influence others.

Paul provides Titus with the pocket version of leadership for those in the church.  These leadership essentials would be the short and sweet points we can remember today. (v. 6-7)

Blameless Innocent of wrongdoing and without guilt
Faithful  Steadfast loyalty that isn’t easily swayed 
Not Over-bearing  Trying to force others to do what I want
Not Quick-tempered  one who is predisposed to anger and easily provoked

Paul is telling Titus to be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled.  (v.8)

Gracious God, you have called us to be blameless, faithful, not quick-tempered or overbearing.  You have chosen us to be holy; I am ashamed because I am not blameless or spotless and struggle in my leading.  Yet, then I remember that I stand before you, not in my righteousness, but in the character of Christ. I know you are working Your way into my life. Help me, God, to live as one chosen to be faithful, blameless, and loving of You. Thank you for your sound doctrine we can turn to daily to help us live.