Devotionals

  • A Prayer for the Discouraged

    Devotionals | October 27, 2021

    Every leader faces times when things don't go the way they planned. Times when troubles come fast and furious, when no choice seems like a good choice. In times such as these, we have the example of men and women of faith who turned to God for help. God never intended for us to face difficulties in our own strength. He wants us to depend on Him. The Psalms help us give voice to our need.

    Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.—Psalm 25:16-17

  • What Do You See?

    Devotionals | October 25, 2021

    What do you see when you look at the people around you? Do you see people whom God loves and desires to save? Sometimes it can be hard to see God’s design in fallen people or to realize how far God has brought another person on the journey. As you allow God to transform your vision, you will be able to see the world through God’s eyes.

    Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.—Mark 8:25

  • What Are You Learning?

    Devotionals | October 22, 2021

    What are you learning? Each day holds multiple opportunities for us to learn how to live as servant leaders. Servant leaders are lifelong learners, as the pages of Scripture and the changing nature of relationships remind us. The good news is that Jesus is on the journey with you, and He gives you His Spirit to be your teacher and guide. What does He want to teach you today?

  • Unmet Expectations

    Devotionals | October 20, 2021

    How do you respond when you fall short of meeting people’s expectations, or when their responses fall short of meeting your expectations? Do you automatically assume a defensive posture, or do you tend to take a solution-oriented approach? When you stop and think it about it, it becomes obvious that one response flows from pride and fear, while the other flows from humility and confidence. How do you need God to refocus and reshape your responses?

  • Unlikely Choice

    Devotionals | October 18, 2021

    Knowing yourself as you do, what makes you an unlikely choice as a person whom God wants to use? Is it pride, fear, lack of training, questions and doubts, lack of consistency in your spiritual life? Jesus has a knack for picking people that the rest of the world overlooks and undervalues. He looks for a heart that responds to His call, a person who wants to be transformed and used for His purposes. How will your life reflect the transformational power of God to those around you?

  • Taking Things in Stride

    Devotionals | October 15, 2021

    Our world is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows. Just as Jesus came into the world because we needed a Savior, God sends us into situations because people still need to see Jesus’ example and hear His wisdom. He calls us to leadership roles because He needs someone to represent Jesus, especially when the challenges come. When difficulties arise, how will you reflect Jesus' example of servant leadership to those around you?

  • Spiritual Power and Authority

    Devotionals | October 13, 2021

    Trying to lead in your own power and authority will never achieve God's results. God's purposes are birthed through prayer and listening to His voice, and lived out in humble dependence and obedience. His work is accomplished through Spirit-led servant leaders who live in daily awareness of Jesus' presence and commands. Whose power and authority guides your life today?

  • Show Me Your Way

    Devotionals | October 11, 2021

    How did Jesus do it, dealing with fallen people every day, training slow-learning disciples (like you and me), combatting leaders who were set in their ways, and wrestling against spiritual opposition? How did He manage to reflect the truth, grace, love and compassion of God through His life in spite of the obstacles in front of Him? When we get discouraged, we can always look to Him and His example. What can you emulate from His approach to life that will strengthen you in the midst of challenges?

  • Ready or Not, Here I Come

    Devotionals | October 08, 2021

    There are times when opportunities to serve are suddenly thrust upon us. We may not feel ready for them; yet God isn’t obligated to ask our permission or opinion about who or how He wants us to serve. He reserves the right to change our situations any time He wants to in order to accomplish His purposes. What unexpected opportunities is God placing in front of you? How will you respond? Are you ready to say “yes”?

    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”—Isaiah 6:8

  • Prayer

    Devotionals | October 06, 2021

    What does your prayer life reveal about your leadership? Are you spending time talking with God about your heart, head, hands and habits? Do you trust your own ability to influence others, or are you seeking to align yourself with what God wants for them? Are you bringing people and their challenges before God, asking for Him to move in their lives and situations? Take time to pray today.

    But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.—Matthew 6:6

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