Keeper’s Page : Inspiration for You
The Bible is the Book of relationships. From Genesis all the way to the book of Revelation, the Bible speaks about the relationships with God and with one another. Therefore, as Christian leaders, it is very important for us to seek the biblical principles of relationships.
Follow the Steps of Jesus
The secret of a successful relationship is found in Peter’s first epistle: “For even hereunto were called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow His Steps” (1 Peter 2:21).
Long before modern psychologists flooded the world markets with books on influencing human behavior, Jesus Christ has shown, by precept and example – how to be a great leader. His example left His followers a rich legacy in the field of personal relations.
- Jesus identified Himself closely with the interest and the needs of others: Jesus drew people to Himself because He took a personal interest in them. He associated Himself with the hopes, joys, and problems of their everyday lives. They longed to be in His company, for He made it evident that He found pleasure in being with them.
- Jesus sought to avoid giving offense. Mrs. White said that, “In every gentle and submissive way, Jesus tried to please those with whom He came in contact.” E.G. White, Desire of Ages, p. 85
- Jesus drew the people to him by being friendly. When Jesus met a rich young ruler whom He longed to lead into His kingdom, the Bible says,” Jesus looked steadily at him, and His heart warmed toward him” (Mark 10:21). Jesus drew men to Himself by His friendliness.
- Jesus was thoughtful of the feelings of others. By studying the life of Jesus, we learn how He gave the people around him something to eat when they were hungry. He allowed the disciples rest when they were tired. When they were disheartened, He encouraged them; and when they were grieving, He spoke words of comfort to them. In every need, the Master was thoughtful of the feelings of His associates
Leadership level 4 –
The Nature of Relationship in Leadership by Kathleen Kuntaraf
growth is a choice and is necessary to deepen
our relationship with God, the
Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. It is making Jesus the Lord of our lives."