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?
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
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 perfect will, doing the things I should be doing. How … Continue reading Finding God’s “Perfect Will”?