Posted: Thursday, March 16
Verse of the day:
Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.( Proverbs 11:14 NLT)
In October 1962, the world held its breath as the US and the Soviet Union stood at the brink of nuclear war. Premier Nikita Khrushchev had delivered nuclear missiles to Cuba, and President John F. Kennedy demanded their immediate removal. Tensions were at an all-time high.
Kennedy phoned three former US presidents to get their advice. Herbert Hoover had faced the economic problems of the Great Depression; Harry Truman had ended World War II; and Dwight Eisenhower had served as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. Each had valuable insights to share. After Kennedy conferred with all of his White House advisors, a balanced course of action defused the crisis. War was averted.
Each Sunday as a church we pray for leadership, and we often pray that God would surround our leaders with Godly advisors. While this is critically important on national and local levels it is also essential in our own lives.
I wish that every person who calls Oak Creek home would come to know the same wealth of knowledge I have found within our congregation. At times I have sought out health advice from medical professionals. Other times I’ve sought out wisdom for my marriage from those farther down the path. Yet on other occasions I’ve sought out financial advice from bankers and accountants. There’s no end to the help that I’ve received by simply reaching out to others in our church family: fixing my garbage disposal, painting my house, repairing my furnace, tuning up my snow blower, selling a house, buying a house, planning a cruise, how to make a chocolate fountain, how to lose weight and on and on it goes.
To isolate yourself from the Godly advisors that surround you is a tragic waste and I would add something to that; you are only as lonely as you want to be. There’s not a person who can teach you everything, but everyone can teach you something. Surround yourself with Godly advisors.