Devotionals

  • Free to Choose

    Devotionals | November 13, 2019

    Free time, free giveaways, buy one/get one free, free to choose … freedom in large and small things is a big deal to most of us. Scripture tells us that we are free in Christ; but what are we free to do? How do we use our freedom? Jesus used His freedom to serve us. How do you use the freedom you have in Christ?

    For you have been called to live in freedom—not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love. – Galatians 5:13 (NLT)

  • Sacrificial Service

    Devotionals | November 11, 2019

    Jesus calls all of us to lives of service. At times, our commitment and obedience to Jesus’ example of servanthood places us in the center of our giftedness and we experience great joy in serving. At other times, serving comes at a cost, requiring sacrificial commitment, humility, and courage. Men and women through the ages—at home, in business, ministry, education, and civil service—have found that giving their all is worth the cost. Let’s honor Jesus and those who serve as we join them in serving others.

  • Rest Confidently

    Devotionals | November 08, 2019

    As leaders, we take responsibility for the people and work entrusted to us. At times, however, we can find ourselves carrying a heavier load than the Lord intends. Edging God out of our thinking, we act as if we alone are responsible for everyone and everything. But this is God’s world. He has called us into His story. He actively partners with us to accomplish His purposes. He invites you to trust Him and look to Him in every situation. As He works, He is glorified through your life and leadership and in the eyes of those around you.

  • Take Courage

    Devotionals | November 06, 2019

    Moses’ word to Israel was to “be strong and courageous” in taking the Promised Land. Both Moses and the Lord called Joshua to “be strong and courageous,” as did the people of Israel as they accepted Joshua’s leadership. David called Solomon to “be strong and courageous” in building the temple. In Acts, the Lord called Paul to “take courage” as He told him to testify in Rome. It takes courage to step into a new leadership position or to follow a new leader, just as it takes courage to complete a God-given task. Where is God calling you to be courageous?

  • With Humble Trust

    Devotionals | November 04, 2019

    Jesus’ whole life reflects humble trust in the Father. No matter the situation or opposition—feeding a hungry crowd, dealing with the Pharisees, or facing the cross—He looked to God and trusted the Father to see Him through. Even His enemies recognized His trust in God, though they used it to mock Him. When we face opposition and pressure, we, too, can choose to humbly place our future and ourselves in the Father’s hands. Where do you need to commit yourself to God’s care and humbly, trustingly follow Him?

  • Sustainable Leadership

    Devotionals | November 01, 2019

    The call to lead like Jesus requires more than we have to give in our human strength. Jesus Himself depended upon a commitment to the Father’s will and constant communication with the Father. He performed His works through the power of the Holy Spirit. His words and actions reflected His union with God. The same applies to us. We will only be able to lead like Jesus as we maintain our relationship with Father, Son, and Spirit.

    May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. —2 Corinthians 13:14

  • Pointing to Jesus

    Devotionals | October 30, 2019

    The book of Acts recounts the spread of the good news about Jesus. Sometimes it spread by persecution scattering believers. Sometimes it spread through mission trips. At times, people asked the apostles to tell them about God. Always, the news spread by local believers living transformed lives in front of their communities. Their lives impacted people everywhere, from the marketplace to prisons and royal courts. God continues to place opportunities before us to witness to Jesus. How will your life and leadership reveal His transformational power today?

  • A Matter of Trust

    Devotionals | October 28, 2019

    God’s faithfulness is demonstrated throughout the pages of Scripture. He has been actively at work in this world from creation onward, weaving the lives of men and women into His story. Hebrews 11 offers just a sampling of men and women whose lives testify to God’s presence and faithfulness. Each of them lived by faith in the living God, trusting Him to be at work in their lives and circumstances. What about you? Where are you, also, living by faith?

  • All the Way

    Devotionals | October 25, 2019

    Each day holds challenges. No matter what they are, you can be sure of this: God is near. You can reach out to Him at any time and in any situation. Jesus cares for His own and leads us according to His good purposes. Praise God for being alive and well and at work in, around and through us. Praise God that Jesus leads the way. Praise God that His Spirit is sufficient to see us through to the end.

  • Reconciled with God

    Devotionals | October 23, 2019

    Jesus reconciles us with God. He draws us near and opens the way to the Father. He is the mediator who makes the way clear for us to come into God’s presence without fear or shame or guilt. He invites us into the circle of fellowship and life and love that exists in the heart of God. He aligns us with God’s purpose. Then He sends us out—restored, reconciled, and renewed daily by the Spirit—to love, live, and lead in His name.

    For there is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. —1 Timothy 2:5 NLT

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