Devotionals

  • His Breath in Our Lungs

    Devotionals | April 08, 2019

    We, along with the whole universe, were created through Jesus and for Jesus. The very air we breathe is His, a reminder that life itself—the sheer fact of my daily existence—is a gift from God. The only reasonable response to knowing that our lives are not our own is to give ourselves to serve His purposes. How does belonging to Jesus affect the way in which you approach leadership? What will you do with the life and breath He gives you today?

  • The Servant Heart of God

    Devotionals | April 05, 2019

    Jesus’ life and ministry reveals the servant heart of God, Father, Son, and Spirit united in purpose, one in heart, and at work in the world. God is intimately involved in the world He created. He does not leave it to run on its own power. As Jesus-like leaders, we depend on Him to transform our hearts to reflect His servant heart for the world. Our call to lead like Jesus extends to every sphere of influence into which He sends us.

    In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”—John 5:17

  • Help Wanted

    Devotionals | April 03, 2019

    As Jesus walked the earth, person after person reached out to Him for help. News that He was nearby caused hurting people to call His name in hope that He might turn their way. He brought God’s perspective, power, and healing to those who called out to Him. What keeps you from loving, living, and leading like Jesus? Are you calling out His name daily? Do you believe that Jesus will respond to your call? Ask Him to restore you to living a God-centered life and transform you into a Jesus-like leader.

  • Soul-searching

    Devotionals | April 01, 2019

    The Spirit nudges us to examine our hearts, confess our sins, and receive the forgiveness found in Jesus. Pride-based resentment and bitterness too easily worm their way into our thoughts and emotions unless we spend time with God in solitude, letting His Word and His Spirit search our hearts. There need be no fear in inviting Him to look into our lives. We can trust Him to deal with us in love. When was the last time you invited God to search your heart? Is there anything else He might want to say to you if you opened yourself to Him right now?

  • Sent Ones

    Devotionals | March 29, 2019

    Jesus has sent us into the world to live on mission with Him and the Spirit everywhere we go and in everything we do. Just as His life reflected His intimate relationship with the Father, our lives—at home, at work, within the family of God and in the world at large—are to bring God’s presence into this world. Where is He sending you to serve as He served and love as He loved?

    As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. —John 17:18

  • Soul Longings

    Devotionals | March 27, 2019

    What do you want in the core of your being? Do you long for glory and honor or for love and compassion? When we see ourselves rightly, we give glory and honor to God and gratefully receive His love and compassion. When we grasp after God’s glory and honor, we isolate ourselves from Him and build barriers that separate us from the One whose love satisfies the deepest need of our souls.

  • A Reputation Worth Having

    Devotionals | March 25, 2019

    What are you known for? Does your family experience Jesus’ faithfulness and compassion through you? Do your colleagues and supervisors know you to be loyal and devoted? Do your brothers and sisters in Christ know you in these same ways? What about your friends and community members? We build our reputations one interaction and one person at a time. As we focus on Jesus, the transformation He works within us will empower us to love and lead like He does in every sphere of life.

  • Counting on Jesus

    Devotionals | March 22, 2019

    Some days demand more of us than others. Yes, there are days when we feel confident, buoyed up, energized, and ready to take on the world. On those days, we sense Jesus’ guiding us each step of the way and we confidently move in the flow of His Spirit. But other days are different. We realize that what is in front of us requires more than what seems humanly possible. And we would be right. On those days, we tend to pay more attention to humbly and intentionally leaning on God. God is always present and available to lead you. Are you counting on Him today?

  • A Person of Blessing

    Devotionals | March 20, 2019

    Who are the people of blessing in your life—the ones who seem to live and move in tune with the Spirit of God, the ones who consistently breathe out the fresh, life-giving nature of His Spirit? As leaders, we can find ourselves carrying large loads, dealing with impossible challenges and imminent deadlines, all while surrounded by critics. We know how much we need people of blessing to walk alongside us. Those around you also need people of blessing to lift and encourage them. Will you be that person for them today?

  • Nothing More, Nothing Less

    Devotionals | March 18, 2019

    Jesus, the Son of God, had the ability and authority to do whatever He wanted to do. He could freely adopt any style of leadership He chose. He could set His sight on any vision and mission. Yet what do we see when we look at His life? We see a heart fully-devoted to exalting the Father, a leadership style characterized by humility and God-confidence, and mission, vision, and values that reflect the Father’s heart. In a word, He chose to serve. What type of leader do you aspire to be?

    I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. —John 13:15

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