Devotionals

  • 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

  • Ordinary Men and Women

    Devotionals | March 15, 2019

    Sometimes we forget who the apostles were when Jesus called them. They were not the elite of the Jewish synagogue, they were fishermen. They didn’t come from the holy city of Jerusalem, they came from Galilee. Their credentials came from spending time with Jesus and being transformed by Him. His Spirit empowered them to witness to Jesus in word and action. Like them, we are ordinary men and women who have heard Jesus call our names. It doesn’t matter where you start our journey with Jesus. What matters is letting Him transform and empower you as He did the early disciples.

  • Soul Care

    Devotionals | March 13, 2019

    The world around us entices us to ignore our souls and trade them for the allures of power, prestige, and wealth. In light of this, Jesus speaks of the danger of losing our souls (Mt. 16:26) and offers us rest for our souls (Mt. 11:29). Our souls, invisible to us but invaluable to God, require nurturing and care; our spiritual well-being affects every part of life and is reflected in our leadership. Jesus longs for you to experience the wholeness of soul that He experiences. Do you? How well are you caring for your soul?

  • Simple Yet Challenging

    Devotionals | March 11, 2019

    The message of leading like Jesus is at once simple and challenging. It is as simple as listening for His voice and following Him, placing your confidence in God and His Word. It is as challenging as repeatedly laying down the ingrained behaviors of self-protection and self-promotion and trusting Him to lead you rightly. As you open your heart and head to Him, He will transform your leadership motivation and perspective and you will develop the hands and habits of Jesus. Where are you tempted to overcomplicate leading like Jesus?

  • To Honor and Love

    Devotionals | March 08, 2019

    Scripture reveals God’s concern for the lost, lonely, and outcast. God comes to Adam and Eve after they have disobeyed Him, finds Abram and offers him a future—just a few of many examples in the Old Testament. Jesus paid attention to the marginalized and overlooked people of His day—women, children, the blind and sick, beggars, despised tax collectors, Gentiles, and Roman officials. Does your heart beat in time with God’s heart? Jesus calls us to honor the image of God within every person. Do you see people as He does?

  • Aligned with Jesus

    Devotionals | March 06, 2019

    As Jesus traveled toward Jerusalem with His disciples, He took them aside to talk about the fulfillment of His mission. He wanted them to understand how the unfolding events would accomplish God’s greater purpose. He wanted them to share His vision of the future. Will you take time aside with God today to align yourself with His vision and perspective?

  • More Hope for a Fool

    Devotionals | March 04, 2019

    Proverbs 26:1-11 recounts the foolishness of fools and warns of the folly of trusting those who reject the Lord’s wisdom and direction. Each proverb strengthens the case against those who trust in their own wisdom rather than God’s. The last two verses, however, call us up short. As hopeless as fools are, the proud and self-confident person has even less hope. Do you humbly seek God’s wisdom and ways, or do you consider yourself wise in your own eyes?

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