“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
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
How will this year be different than any other? Here’s a thought for you as you get your first week under your belt: Make up your mind, along with your list. What do I mean? Let me explain. Year after year in America and around the world, people make lists of resolutions concerning how they want to change or be different in the new year. … Continue reading 2015 Resolutions: Make Up Your Mind And Your List
. . . to those who are . . . called to be saints . . . —1 Corinthians 1:2 It is a wonderful thing to know that God sees not just who I am but all that I will be! There may be a long way to go still but nonetheless, God is not only aware of it He is making it happen! Even … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections
. . . Jesus took . . . them up on a high mountain apart by themselves . . . —Mark 9:2 Who doesn’t want to stay on the mountain? That spiritual high where life is good an God feels closer than the air you breathe? Yet God doesn’t allow us to remain on the mountain for long. Sooner or later we have to return … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections
My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him —Hebrews 12:5 When God rebukes you, don’t become discouraged and depressed. Turning inward and downward is how the Holy Spirit is grieved within you. Instead, take God’s reproof and learn from it, moving ever upward in your journey toward oneness with God in Christ. Be careful … Continue reading Happiness or Holiness?
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. —Matthew 5:6 Jesus’ word is quite clear that when we are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, we will be filled. But why aren’t more people hungry and thirsty for righteousness? Why aren’t more disciples pursuing God’s ways? I read this very interesting quote this morning:“The average Christian is so cold and … Continue reading Developing The Desire Of Discipleship