Devotionals

  • No Special Privilege

    Devotionals | February 26, 2020

    We do well to focus on the self-sacrificial nature of Jesus’ ministry on earth. He claimed no special privilege as the Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, the One who spoke the world into being. Rather, He served others for their benefit and God’s glory throughout His life. The cross is the ultimate expression of His self-sacrificial servanthood. In what ways does this reality transform you and your leadership?

  • Good Advice

    Devotionals | February 24, 2020

    The practical advice found in James 1:19 seems simple enough: ‘Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.’ Practicing it is harder, especially when stress builds. Facing external and internal pressures, James’ original hearers needed to be reminded to trust Jesus, reject the world’s ways, and to reflect Jesus in word and action in very practical ways. We need the same reminder. In what ways do you reflect Jesus to others?

  • Receptive

    Devotionals | February 21, 2020

    A transformed perspective of life, work, and leadership comes from opening our minds to new ideas. In our case, we’re looking for God’s perspective on whose we are, who He has created us to be, and how He calls us to lead. We confess that we need Him to show us how to find eternal value in work and how to serve and empower people. We need a new perspective, a higher perspective. Finding it takes time, attention, humility and acceptance. Let God’s Word and Spirit continually transform you from the inside out.

  • Look Around

    Devotionals | February 19, 2020

    God’s greatness. glory and goodness are all around us. Gaze at a spectacular sunset or the starry night sky, marvel at the sun glinting off snow or dancing across ocean waves. Catch glimpses of God in the calmness of mountain lakes and the touch of wind on your face. Where and when can you pull apart from the world today and find rest and renewal in meditating on God’s creation and glory?

  • Trust in Him

    Devotionals | February 17, 2020

    Life offers constant opportunities to lead like Jesus. Each new day, week, and hour is filled with choices to trust—and submit to—Him. As we humbly choose to place ourselves in His hands, He will weave our lives into His overarching plan. He will be exalted, and we will find wisdom, strength, healing and God-based confidence. Which of these are you trusting Him for today?

  • Love Without Limits

    Devotionals | February 14, 2020

    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.

  • Juggling

    Devotionals | February 12, 2020

    In contrast to Jesus’ purposeful movement through life, many of us live like jugglers who are trying to keep too many balls in the air. Being busy defines our days. We move between family, work, church, and community activities with scarcely time to breathe. In the mix, Sabbath and solitude often get lost. “Later,” we think, only to find that we have worn ourselves out with all our coming and going. What about you? Is your relationship with God the top priority in your life, or just one part of your life?

  • No Cause for Pride

    Devotionals | February 10, 2020

    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.

    Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. —Psalm 100:3

  • The Gift of Correction

    Devotionals | February 07, 2020

    Correction doesn’t always feel like a gift. Given in the wrong attitude, it can shame and dishonor people. But when correction is given with concern for others and in pursuit of mutual goals, it helps us avoid errors, correct mistakes, and improve results and relationships. To put it into perspective, how many of us have benefited personally from God’s loving correction? He is direct yet compassionate, motivated by love, and always solution oriented. How can we transfer those lessons into our leadership?

  • Look Around

    Devotionals | February 05, 2020

    Being used by God to positively influence those around us begins with seeing the opportunities He places in front of us. This starts with paying attention to other people, and not just ourselves. Turn your cares over to God, and trust Him to work in your life, then look around you. Is there someone who seems burdened and in need of encouragement, someone whom others overlook? Ask God to show you how you can encourage someone else today.

    When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. —Matthew 9:36

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