What is it you are praying for most? Do you want your life to be comfortable or significant? It’s not impossible for it to be both, but God is much more concerned in shaping us and making us into the image of His son, than making us “comfortable”. Being comforted is different than being comfortable. Being conformed to the image of Jesus is the … Continue reading Comfortable?
Many people aspire to leadership. It’s often a good thing. However, many younger leaders get into a position of leadership and influence and then become overwhelmed by the tasks, responsibilities and falter, causing a domino effect that can not only hurt others but eventually cost them their influence altogether. Here are three suggestions for those younger leaders moving into prominent leadership positions. Find a mentor. … Continue reading Three Things Young Leaders Can Do To Increase Their Influence
“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. Luke 15:20 Sin’s A Domino! Sin affects in many ways. We sin against God and man at the same time. Even if we don’t directly sin against man, … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #5
And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together…Luke 15:13 Making plans? So how was it knowing that he would be the one leaving the household? It would take his dad a little while to collect the money because things are usually sold after one dies, not before, to distribute the inheritance. I’m wondering what life was like for the son while he … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #2
The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ Luke 15:12 Many of us would never think to just go to our dads and demand from them our share of the inheritance. I mean, inheritance is simply an after death issue. When I read the story of the prodigal, I see a couple of … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #1
. . . they went forth for His name’s sake . . . —3 John 7 As I prepare to leave the country today for travel to Nicaragua and El Salvador, this is a great reminder of why I am going: to advance the kingdom of God in Jesus’ name. Missionaries serving the King seek to build the King’s kingdom, not their own. I am … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections On 3 John 7
. . . I say to you, he who believes in Me, . . . greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father —John 14:12 Why is prayer so difficult for me as a follower of Jesus? Because I have become accustomed to life in an instant society. Prayer as a discipline does not yield instant results. Much like general … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections On Prayer And John 14:12