Devotionals

  • Personal Challenges

    Devotionals | July 26, 2017

    What is your greatest challenge when it comes to leading like Jesus? Is it a difficult person, an impossible situation, a seemingly unsolvable dilemma? Perhaps we find ourselves dealing with an inability to overcome discouragement, a tendency to blame others, or other manifestations of fear and pride. Scripture urges us to die to self-interest and to live by the Spirit, experiencing God’s presence and power at work in and through our lives.

  • Worthy of Worship

    Devotionals | July 24, 2017

    The words of Psalm 29 exalt God as worthy of the highest worship and honor. David’s words ring with conviction and truth, exalting God’s character and power. He ascribes power and majesty to the life-transforming power of God’s voice as it reverberates through the world. David’s words call us to worship and to exalt God above all else. This living, powerful God, David says, blesses His people with strength and peace. How do David’s words reshape your leadership perspective today?

  • Created for More

    Devotionals | July 21, 2017

    We were created to live lives far above the expectations the world imposes on us. We are free from the world’s expectations, yet we find greatness in small acts of faithfulness and integrity. Don’t settle for the lies the world feeds us about the meaning and purpose of life. We are not defined by culture’s standards or assessments. God alone defines who we are and what matters in life. Be who He created you to be, a living, breathing example of His grace and transforming power.

  • Transformed

    Devotionals | July 19, 2017

    Leading like Jesus is more than a textbook theory, more than a self-help approach, and far more than a results-oriented methodology. Jesus changes us, and empowers us to live for Him and be like Him. Let your life and leadership reveal the reality of His work within you.

  • Love Alive

    Devotionals | July 17, 2017

    In 1st Corinthians 13, Paul listed characteristics of love. These vary from attitudes and motivations to behaviors and actions. We can praise God that these characteristics describe how He loves us. But Paul is writing to tell the people of God how love is to shape their interactions with one another. Leading like Jesus includes loving others like Jesus does. Who is Jesus calling you to love in His name?

  • Mind the Gap

    Devotionals | July 14, 2017

    Leading like Jesus begins with considering the state of our current leadership motivation and effectiveness. As we continue our transformational journey, we regularly make a practice of humbly examining ourselves—heart, head, hands, and habits—to discern how well our lives reflect Jesus. Wherever we discover gaps, we seek restoration with God and those we lead. Don’t let pride and fear keep you from receiving the forgiveness He offers and finding a new way forward.

  • A Leader’s Speech

    Devotionals | July 12, 2017

    The words we speak reveal the state of our hearts. Our verbal responses to people and situations provide impromptu glimpses into the depths of our character. The writers of Psalms, Proverbs, and the prophets have much to say about our speech, as do Jesus and his brother James. We do well to remember who gave us our ability to speak, and to seek not only to lead like Jesus, but to speak like Jesus, honoring God and building up others.

  • Wisdom’s Child

    Devotionals | July 10, 2017

    Wisdom is one of the hallmarks of a good leader. It reveals itself outwardly in our decision-making, actions, and responses to daily situations. Wisdom also gives birth to humility, born of seeking and understanding life from God’s perspective. At some point, we realize that we do not have all the answers, we are not infallible, and we need God’s help to navigate our leadership responsibilities. An ongoing lack of humility reveals that we are not as wise as we may think. Seek God’s leadership perspective, and humbly pursue His agenda as you lead in Jesus’ name.

  • Daily Choices

    Devotionals | July 07, 2017

    Opportunities to choose between fear or God-confidence and pride or humility come each day. What may be an easy, quick choice for some, may be a hard, deliberate decision for another. It is not the ease or struggle of our choices that matters, but the choice itself. In choosing to live in humble, yet confident, dependence upon God, we honor Him, and we become more like Jesus. Our choices, even in the private places no one else sees, matter to Him, and ultimately, our daily choices shape our lives and our leadership.

  • Demonstration of Power

    Devotionals | July 05, 2017

    The apostle Paul had a distinguished resume, and he worked tirelessly to spread the good news of Jesus throughout the Roman Empire. His letters to early churches form a significant portion of the New Testament writings. Yet Paul consistently pointed to God as the source of all that he accomplished. He insisted that it was the Spirit’s power, not his eloquence or efforts, that brought results. What fuels your leadership?

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