“Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19b They went back to work with the family. It’s just what you did when you didn’t cut it. After years of studying and training, the rabbi sent them packing back to the family trade. The fishermen found in Matthew 4 were not cut out to be rabbi. As they are going about their … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: By Invitation Only
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 have it! Faith is required for all those who are … 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 Jesus predictable. We can try to figure out God’s next … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Certainly Uncertainty
Be ready in season and out of season. —2 Timothy 4:2 Feelings are not reliable when it comes to readiness. If we wait until we WANT to get ready, the feelings may never come. If we wait until we FEEL ready, we may never accomplish a thing. One of the marquee items for any leader is their ability and willingness to continue on regardless of how … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Be Ready
13 The next day Moses sat down to judge the people, and they stood around Moses from morning until evening. 14 When Moses’ father-in-law saw everything he was doing for them he asked, “What is this thing you’re doing for the people? Why are you alone sitting as judge, while all the people stand around you from morning until evening?” 15 Moses replied to his father-in-law, “Because the … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Dealing With Burnout
Meanwhile, Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 Then the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire within a bush. As Moses looked, he saw that the bush was on fire but was not consumed. … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Avoiding Burnout
We all, with unveiled face, beholding…the glory of the Lord… —2 Corinthians 3:18 Moses spent time with God and because of such time, his face was visibly transformed. He came out of God’s presence aglow. There was such a radiance from his face that he wore a veil. Recently I have heard that the veil was worn so that the people would not see when … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Shine On!