Leadership Tips

Dear LWML Leaders,

Welcome back to Tips for Leading with Confidence. We pray this leadership tip will be beneficial as you serve our Lord through the LWML. We welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Leaders Are Followers

Followers of God seek wisdom and strength as words of Scripture are read, and we meditate on their meaning. This “Tip for Leading with Confidence” comes to us from Scripture. Enjoy sitting with the prophet Isaiah, soaking up his words from God, and be a leader who follows Him!

Thus says the Lord:
"But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word" (Isaiah 66:2b).

Humility: God values men and women who have a realistic grasp on the Lord’s being: the ultra-holy, wholly Other, and the omnipotent Ancient of Days. God lifts up those who know who they are — sinners redeemed by the blood of Christ. God rejoices in men and women who realize their worth as sons and daughters of the King of grace.

Contrite in spirit: Contrite hearts are hearts softened by sorrow over sin. Contrite hearts realize the hurts their sins have caused. Contrite hearts sincerely desire to make right the wrongs and to avoid involvement with evil in the future.

Trembling at His Word: Knowing God's Word; seeking God's will. Ignoring the cost, and enduring by relying on Christ's strength. Sustained by fervent prayer. Being so committed to Jesus as Lord, the heart cannot conceive of thinking or acting in a way that is contrary to His Word.

The Lord seeks us to be His — through and through, committed completely to Him. As a leader, be humble, contrite in spirit, and tremble at His Word.  

Adapted from:
Jane Fryar, Online LHM Daily Devotion, November 8, 2019; originally taken from The Lutheran Layman February 1980 issue, “Christ’s Leaders are Followers” (St. Louis, International Lutheran Laymen’s League). Used with permission.

God's Blessings,
Lois Teinert, Chairman
Leadership Development Committee

LWML 2019–2021 Leadership Development Committee
Marie McNary
Sherrie Smith
Lois Teinert, Chairman
Marie Chow, Vice President of Organizational Resources, Advisory

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