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 often throughout my time on earth. You may have too. … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Where? What?
“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 called your son. Please take me on as a hired … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #4
Where there is no revelation [or prophetic vision], the people cast off restraint… —Proverbs 29:18 Carrots? A vision is given to drive me beyond myself. Pushing and compelling, a vision holds a proverbial “carrot’ just out of my reach. The vision is meant to force me to know God and know myself and keep the priorities right: God first. It’s impossible to have a real … Continue reading Am I Missing The Mission?
As leaders it’s vitally important that we encourage people to be like Jesus and not try to make them “like us”. God has created each person as He likes and gifted each one uniquely and differently. This means that each and every person is not only a one-of-a-kind but created with intention and purpose. And that purpose is not to be like you or me … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: No Clones Allowed
I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church . . . —Colossians 1:24 The call of God is not something we manufacture ourselves. We cannot take our own spiritual practices or disciplines and conjure up God’s calling for our lives. God … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections
. . . for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! —1 Corinthians 9:16 God’s call on our lives is not always easily explainable. It’s much more of a supernatural yearning.Revealed in God’s own personal way to each person, a life calling radiates a light about a person’s demeanor that is certain and definite. Sometimes the … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections
Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two—Matthew 5:41 The things Jesus calls me to are impossible without His Supernatural Spirit alive and at work within me. Christ is not calling me to simply act out something but further; He is calling me to become someone different and “otherworldly” that I am not apart from Him. When wronged, Christ expects me to … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections