Another 1,262,775,000 people reside in 533 cities over 1 million up to 10 million. This adds another 35% of the world’s urban population living in these cities of 1 to 10 million people. So, where are the rest of the urban people of the world?
I don’t mean that we’re “broken” in the sense that we’re rendered useless by our imperfections. The opposite is actually true. We’re made more useful, and we discover our greatest purpose through our pain and suffering.
It’s easy to look at our brothers and sisters and see their warts and blemishes. Yet the perfect One, the holy One, the One without a single imperfection doesn’t look on His people the way we often do.
I find myself talking a lot about discipleship these days. It is my passion. A lot of my time revolves around growing in the direction of Jesus and watching others grow.
I need to let God change people and even organizations. He is the potter and we are the clay.
In the midst of challenging, isolating, and heartbreaking circumstances, we must stop occasionally and build an altar of thanksgiving to remember God’s faithfulness to us.
How can people who love God deeply and passionately and who know much Truth be so easily deceived? There are at least four reasons for this:
1. Christians Are Used to Believing Strange Things
2. Christians Expect to Be Rejected
3. A Low Level of Prophetic Revelation
4. An Entanglement with the World’s Political System
To be a good leader, choose compassion over cruelty, clarity over chaos, and humility over self-consumption.
Have you ever wondered why some leaders see incredible growth and others seem to struggle? I think back to leaders that I have worked with who have all had great potential. Some have gone from strength to strength and others just didn’t make it. Having pondered this question for some time, the Lord gave me an insight. Put the right gifts [...]
I wonder what descriptive words your people use for you. Do their words match your intentions?
God does not typically speak in an audible voice, but God is speaking to us. Will God’s voice be a background noise which competes with the noise around us?
This journey of missions and raising kids is a journey laced with grace. To communicate that grace to your kids is the biggest gift you will ever give them. Much of our past has been put into photo albums, blog posts, and memories of the heart. There is no doubt this life of pilgrimage comes with unique challenges, peculiar pains, [...]
In this article, Nick Franks gives his perspective on two specific aspects of Christian living that literally hold potential to change your life forever, to protect you from ineffective discipleship and from being picked off by the enemy. Looking briefly from the Bible at the Apostle Paul's attitude to his short life on Earth, we're [...]
Change must be directed and pursued with intentionality and within reason lest it becomes simply spinning circles.
Transformation of a caterpillar into a gorgeous butterfly is biologically amazing. Transforming fishermen, shepherds, and tax collectors into mighty men of faith and leadership was the intentional act of Jesus. The results were obvious, turning the world upside down. Such should be the results of our own discipleship. God freely gives [...]
The challenge is to create time without having your team feel like you hit the “pause” button. For many, “pause” creates inertia that's tough to break.
Like Jesus sat by the well, God is calling us to rest. Let us not be afraid of empty spaces but instead be thankful for those moments of rest.