This is a message that Francis sent to the We Are Church body from Hong Kong to encourage them in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bible teaches us that we will all go through sufferings of many kinds in this life. God allows this to prepare us for eternity. But we must respond well to the suffering.
Every believer goes through sufferings of many kinds. These sufferings are for a purpose: to transform our lives and to bring God glory.
Don’t grow weary in doing good. Remember, the seeds we sow are powerful. Something good really is happening even if we suffer initially. Our seeds will bear fruit in God’s timing. We will reap a harvest in God’s perfect timing, in his “due season.”
Why are we where we are in our daily lives? People from different places all over the world were mysteriously brought together to observe the recent eclipse. So why are we here – wherever “here” is? It is no mystery that God Himself has placed us wherever we are to accomplish His eternal purpose.
Many times as leaders, it feels like we are giving everything to try to help others without getting much in return. It seems so unfair!
An update on my garden, and on areas I need to grow in personally.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28. Ministry hinges on leaders, but effective leaders are few and precious and many effective leaders fall. But before they fall, they burn out.
Knowing God’s ways means being fully invested in God’s kingdom and fully surrendered to kingdom values.
I want Christ, but I too often want Him as a kind of quantifiable spiritual asset, as something I can always check to be sure of just as I can check my bank account balance or my cholesterol level. I want what God has promised, but I want power of attorney to execute those promises when I’ve determined I need them. That’s not what the [...]
Humility, help and heeding can cultivate dynamic leadership qualities. You may not be able to achieve perfection, but you can grasp excellence. To be a dynamic leader, nurture and develop dynamic prayer.
Jesus Christ was the First. The Most. The Best. The Last. The Everything. Regardless of what they tell you, the Christian faith is not about love. Jesus. It’s all about Jesus.
By checking in on the emotional health of her staff and creating spaces for celebration and hope in the midst of the heaviness, Ann stewards her relationships with her staff and their relationships with the patients they care for.
As we go into this week as well as a new year, let’s check our prayers to make sure we don’t care more about our prayers being answered than we do about being in Jesus’ presence.
Your mental health can determine your leadership effectiveness.
Workplaces that support employee mental health are progressive. But what about the mental health of the leaders?
How do you deal with disappointment? We need to grieve disappointment in a healthy way.
As healthy leaders, as we believe and live by faith and not sight, we progressively become who we already are … in Christ.
Jesus models for us a letting go of control, earthly power, and reputation. He empties Himself at the cross, trusting in the goodness and love of the Father. God intends that we follow the same path. Yet, in situations both the large and small, we find this incredibly difficult. Why?
God’s love hadn’t looked over the years how I expected it to, and this failed unspoken expectation had opened a door for me to believe a lie about God’s very character.