Articles | Heart

  • Phyllis

    Abiding in God's Love

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | March 02, 2016

    I recently had an experience in a fast-food restaurant that reminded me of what it is to love without conditions.

    Walking toward the drink machine, I saw a little girl of about three waiting while her dad filled their cups. The girl saw me and ran to me, smiling, and I smiled back. The girl’s dad walked over and explained that his daughter had never run up to a stranger that way before. I said I must look like someone the girl knows.

  • A Place to Begin

    Devotionals | February 26, 2016

    Sometimes the challenges in front of us loom so large that we don’t know where to start. The weight of what needs to be accomplished seems to hold us in place, sapping our strength and paralyzing our ability to think. Fear has us in its hold. Recognizing fear’s presence, naming it, begins the process of releasing us from its power. We turn to the Lord, humble ourselves before Him, and yield ourselves to His care and guidance. He reassures us of His presence, and fears begin to dissipate as He renews our hearts and minds.

  • Love Without Limits

    Devotionals | February 12, 2016

    God’s love knows no limits. His love far exceeds the greatest love this world can offer. Why then do we so easily chase after other ‘loves’? Have we not experienced the self-sacrificial, unconditional love of God? Have we not embraced His forgiveness and salvation? Do we not think He wants the best for us? Have we allowed ourselves to be misled by the world’s standards of love? Let the love of Jesus sweep through you today, saturating your heart and soul, your head and perspective. Then let it overflow through you into the lives of others.

  • Start with Your Heart: A Gift for Your Spouse This Valentine’s Day

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | February 11, 2016

    In September 2015, a few dozen leaders gathered in Atlanta, Georgia and talked about their hearts. No, they weren’t talking about the muscle in their chest that pumps blood. They spent a half-day together experiencing Lead Like Jesus' new The Heart of the Leader workshop, exploring what a healthy spiritual heart feels and looks like.

  • Learning to Rest

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | February 09, 2016

    So much to do, so little time!

    Each evening, some of us lay our heads on our pillows and attempt to sleep guilt-free as we leave an unfinished to-do list. No wonder we have insomnia! It is most difficult to live from a place of resting in God.

  • The Folly of Self-Confidence

    Devotionals | February 08, 2016

    Self-confidence provides a weak basis for leadership. The truth is that we are all still learning and growing as leaders. We are being transformed, but we are still in process. We are human; therefore, we are prone to make mistakes. The five-letter word for self-confidence is pride. Its opposite is humility, humility that leads to confidence in God. Even Jesus chose not to live in self-confidence. If we want to be like Jesus, we will follow the path of choosing humility and God-confidence in all our ways.

  • No Cause for Pride

    Devotionals | February 03, 2016

    All that we are and all that we have comes from God. From our innate character traits to personal strengths, skillsets, and resources, God is the giver and we are the recipients. The human tendency is to forget that we are not self-made, to edge God out, and to make ourselves the masters of our own existence. The start of leading like Jesus begins with acknowledging that we not our own.

  • Heart is the Hardest Part

    Blog | Owen Phelps | February 02, 2016

    The hardest part about leading like Jesus is getting one’s heart right. Indeed, it’s a daily and lifelong struggle.

    Leading Like Jesus teaches that to master servant leadership, we have to work on our heart, head, hands and habits. All are important:

  • Love and Loyalty

    Devotionals | January 25, 2016

    Among all of the virtues and values, love and loyalty stand the test of time. Who does not long for love? Who among us does not wish for a loyal friend? In Jesus, we have experienced the ultimate love and loyalty. As a result, our lives are being changed day-by-day. Jesus promises that He will never leave us, never abandon us, never forsake us. How are you different as a leader because you know Jesus?