The big deal Jesus made about gratefulness in the one leper (and the lack thereof in the nine), points to the high value He places on a grateful heart. I believe leaders above all should evidence a grateful heart. Evaluate your level of gratefulness against these three gratefulness indicators.
This wonderful gift from God has brought joy and gladness into my life and has spared me from unimaginable pain and suffering. Yet I have never heard a message preached on it.
Are you suffering today? Run to Jesus, your sympathetic High Priest. Unlike politicians, He really does feel your pain and He really can give you exactly what you need.
God is always blessing us, always extending new mercies to us, always stimulating us to new gratitude, so we can always “sing like never before.”
If a leader begins a day in chaos, the entire day will likely be chaotic. Instead, a leader should begin the day with his/her affections set on the Lord and with the mind focused on what is most important.
Are you investing in the life of someone spiritually younger than you? Know that the young women in your church want, and need, you to be.
If there’s anything that Jeff Pessina has learned in 37 years of ministry in the Philippines, it’s that he doesn’t write the job descriptions in his life. “The most significant surrendering in my life was when things weren’t going the way I wanted them to or the way I expected. The Lord has never shown up as clearly and as audibly as at the moments when I said I didn’t want the job anymore. And He explains to me, you don’t write the job description. I do that.”
Reflection can be tough. Even though I had a great year, there are challenges I face daily. I have to make daily decisions to overcome my fears of abandonment and broken trust.
The potential ramifications of failure or success weigh on leaders daily, which isn’t so bad, until the fog rolls in. Here are five pieces of leadership wisdom from Scripture that can guide you when it feels too unclear to move forward.
Today, do you find yourself overwhelmed and not knowing what to do? That’s a perfect place to confess your insufficiency and cling to the Lord.
Understanding the number one reason why Christian leaders struggle and fail.
How accurately do you estimate your ability as a leader? Do you think too highly of yourself, not highly enough, or about right? The Scriptures teach that we are inherently prone to both self-deception and pride. It’s critical for leaders to guard their lives and not assume that failure only happens to “other, weaker” leaders.
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.
The Scriptures are “God-breathed,” providing complete directions for equipping the people of God. We are to lead fruitful lives of obedience to the Scriptures, as we follow the example of obedience seen in the lives of those who have nurtured us in the writing of Scriptures.
How would you respond if you saw Jesus face-to-face?
Perhaps the broken man is the very one who can teach you to be whole…?
Leading in weakness does not mean passivity, and it’s not just for times of crisis or exhaustion.
I realized the truth of Ecclesiastes 3: “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” God had planned this season for me.
Can Christians gain high returns from our investments? Some Christians think, “Investment is something rich people care about and has nothing to do with me.” If you think this way, you may have made the concept of investment too narrow.
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God-given strength is not solely for the purpose of fulfilling a task or even just to help us to be kind to one another.