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Leading by Anointing (8) – Journey of Leadership Daily Devotional

Leading with Charcater, Competence and Courage

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The anointed and his prayer life is our focus today.

If anointing is for Warfare, then prayer is a major weapon of the anointed. There is no much that can be achieved through a prayerless anointed. 

Prayer is a regulator that puts the life of the anointed in shape. It helps to maintain the fire that keeps the anointed effective for the assignment he has been called into. 

In the low times and moments of victory, prayer helps the anointed to remain ever sensitive to the voice of the Spirit and warnings that secures from demonic bullets of spiritual snipers.

It saddens the heart of God when He sees that the anointed has become more engrossed in the work than in building relationships with Him through prayer. 

Just as it happens to Samson, a man with great anointing without any altar or closets. There was nothing pointed to the prayer life of Samson until he needed to pray himself to victorious death after a ridiculous experience in the hands of God’s enemies.

He was a man of great faith who was not great in the discipline of prayer, required for sustained anointing.

The routine of the ministry without a deliberate disciplined life of prayer will quickly ruin the anointed faster than any other thing. Prayer is the lifeline of anointing to lead. When it is cut off, a great damaged has happened to the anointed.

Prayer freshens the heart of the anointed, keeps it in tune with God and make him battle fit at all times. But when the prayer life of the anointed is sickly epileptic, the epilepsy of his leadership will soon become visible. 

If we are going to remain qualified in the operation of anointing, we must not see prayer as one among other things to be done. 

Prayer, to the anointed is the real work he has been given. Prayer is your battle zone. 

I once said to one of my proteges that, prayer is not just part of a leader’s work. Prayer is the work. 

Whether in business, politics, or church leadership, no one can be anointed for sustained effectiveness who has not embraced prayer as the actual work. 

E.M Bound has this to say to those who want to be anointed for their leadership assignment. “Prayer is not petty duty put into a corner. It is no piecemeal performance made out of the fragments of time which have been snatched from business and other engagements of life. The best of our time,  and the heart of our time and strength must be given to prayer.”

Father, help us to give the best of our time to prayer as the actual work of our lives.

“All our libraries and studies are mere emptiness compared with our closets!”

“And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.” – Mark 6:46