Articles | June 2015

  • Lead Like Jesus, in partnership with YouVersion, announces new mobile reading plans for individuals on-the-go who want to increase their influence and impact.

    One of most popular Bible apps today, YouVersion, is a free resource that extends Scripture and devotionals to millions of people around the world through their mobile devices. YouVersion also provides Biblical leadership advice by offering Lead Like Jesus daily reading plans.

  • The Leader's Determination

    Devotionals | June 29, 2015

    What are you determined to do? Who are you determined to be? We have been created to be like Jesus and to live as He lived, in total dependence on the Father. We look to see what the Father is doing in His world so that we can join Him. We follow His lead, not the other way around. Moving into this new day, let us look to our God who leads the way and follow Him. Where are you determined to follow God and lead like Jesus today?

  • When the Answers Aren't Easy

    Devotionals | June 26, 2015

    Leading like Jesus doesn’t guarantee we have all the answers or that we will always know the steps to take in a given situation. When the pressure builds, we need even greater focus in our communion and communication with the Father. Jesus spent long hours in prayer with His Father throughout His time on earth, from His earliest days of ministry to the final hours of His life. Don’t forego the wisdom, guidance, and encouragement God has for you in times of stress. Be more intentional than ever about connecting with Him in meaningful ways.

  • Heather Day

    Decisions under pressure: Lessons from Rahab

    Blog | Heather Day | June 25, 2015

    The image of the sweaty gorilla cracks me up every single time.

    Occasionally, we at Lead Like Jesus use a popular email service to design and send messages prepared for a mass audience. Just before you click “send,” a graphic appears of a gorilla’s arm, with a bulky finger timidly hovering over an exaggerated computer button, stress-induced sweat pouring out of his digital fur. 

    It’s the comical reminder for “Are you sure you’re ready to send this?”

  • Leading in Light of Ultimate Reality

    Devotionals | June 24, 2015

    What overarching reality guides your life? Scripture tells us that one day every knee will bow to Jesus. This is the ultimate reality toward which all of history flows. Jesus has called us into relationship with Him, into God’s unfolding story in the world. As men and women who follow Jesus and are called to serve in His name, we are caught up in the flow of what God is doing. Where has He placed you to live out your role in His story?

  • Leading with Boldness

    Devotionals | June 22, 2015

    Jesus was able to lead with boldness because He was committed to pursuing God’s will and way above all else. God’s Word shaped His life and leadership perspective, and God’s Spirit sustained Him when challenges arose. His awareness of who He was and whose He was filled Him with assurance and confidence in every aspect of His ministry. Does the same humility and commitment to God underlie our leadership? This is the distinguishing characteristic between arrogance and boldness.

  • Loved By the Father

    Devotionals | June 19, 2015

    How much does our Heavenly Father love us? So much that He sent His one and only Son for us. Consider the sacrifice He willingly made on our behalf! When human fathers reflect God’s unconditional love into their families, families and generations are transformed. Pray for the fathers in your life and community. Pray for them to receive and abide in God’s love. Pray for them to invite His Spirit to transform them and the way they love and lead their families.

  • Make Us Like You

    Devotionals | June 17, 2015

    Leading like Jesus involves defining success as God defines it, while humbly and confidently depending on God and moving steadily toward the goal. Jesus knew this. His relationship with the Father was His number one priority in life. At times He withdrew from the public sphere to spend time with God. As a result, when it was time to act, He demonstrated God-grounded confidence. He kept His focus on the cross always and moved in sync with the Father’s will. How will you emulate His example today?

  • It's Our Choice

    Devotionals | June 15, 2015

    Each of us has a choice as to where and how we invest our lives. We choose what kind of difference to make in other people’s lives. We choose whether to make God’s priorities our own. We choose to trust God and follow His leading in our challenging circumstances, or we choose the world’s ways. Moment by moment, we have the choice to live, love, and lead like Jesus. What will you choose today?

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