By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing…I will bless you… GENESIS 22:16-17 God is seeking obedience out of complete trust. Trusting God’s heart leads to obedience of His will in my life. Much like Abraham, I must follow where He Leads even though I may not know where … Continue reading Trust and Obey
I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. JOHN 17:4 There is a work God has for us to do but it will not be complete without the surrendering of our will. As Jesus Himself prayed, “your will be done”, so must we. The will must be willfully surrendered to God … Continue reading Death to self-will
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 … Continue reading Am I Missing The Mission?
Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 How selfish are my prayers? How selfish are my prayers for others? Prayer is not meant to be a means for me to just get what I … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Intercession or Interference?
We walk by faith, not by sight. —2 Corinthians 5:7 There is no other way for a Christian to live than by faith. Yet time after time, we try to live in another way. Whether it's by sight, or by feelings, or by the counsel of others, we seek to circumvent faith. God will not … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: god of feelings. God Of Faith.
Where did we ever get the idea that following Jesus was safe? Definitely not from reading the scripture! Person after person in the Bible not only had their faith tested but many of them lost their lives because of that very faith. No, following Jesus is not safe and that's for certain. Nor is following … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Certainly Uncertainty
16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain... John 15:16 Jesus is the One who does the picking. God's plan and agenda will win out. Our goal is to simply live God's plan where we are. Far … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Choose Fruit
When I realize who I am and who God is, all of my own purposes and ideas of what my life is about dissolve. It's important for me to remember that I don't exist for myself. God created me and He has a plan that is unique for my life. Prayer and Bible study … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections
What does it mean to you when people ask about God's Will for their lives? This is something I have questioned myself...often. Even as a guy who's been in the ministry for years, served in many capacities, and been around the world on multiple mission projects, I can still wonder if I am in God's … Continue reading Finding God’s “Perfect Will”?
God doesn’t lead us just to take us through something but allows things to happen to put something within us. Instead of praying to get out of problems or circumstances, be mindful to pray about what God is working into your life through them all. God has not ignored your prayer; He has given an … Continue reading Prayer and God’s Will