As school is getting back into the full swing, I wanted to share five things to help us all look at the school year afresh. Even though I have students in mind, these things can apply to anyone, anywhere. 1) Start with God. I know it seems like a given but there's no doubt that … Continue reading 5 things to start the new year
Sometimes when we forget someone, we say "...you know... who?...what's his face?” I've had this happen a lot actually, even with people that I know very well. There are times when the brain just doesn't work the way it should! But there are a lot of times when I simply don't recall a person's name … Continue reading …You Know… Who?
It was by faith Abraham obeyed God’s call to go to another place God promised to give him. He left his own country, not knowing where he was to go. Hebrews 11:8 Obedience Is The Key. Where do I need to be and what do I need to do? I have struggled with those questions … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Where? What?
“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 … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #5
Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:21-22 At the moment we obtain a glimmer of hope we have inspiration. This inspiration leads to a renewed … Continue reading The Inspired Mission: The Story Of Us
“When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! 18 I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, 19 and I am no longer worthy of being … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #4
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 … 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 … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #1
God always keeps His promises. Do we? God has a perfect record in keeping His Word and not once has He ever been near unfulfilling anything He has said He would do. If God has said it, it is more trustworthy than anything else you could take to the bank. As leaders, it is important … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Promises, Promises