Devotionals

  • Working Out

    Devotionals | January 29, 2016

    Physical health, even mental and emotional health, is on many people’s radar. What about spiritual health? How does your heart check out? What is the state of your head and hands? What habits are currently part of your spiritual fitness plan? Leading like Jesus requires us to be spiritually fit. What adjustments do you need to make in order to be a better leader?

  • Look Around

    Devotionals | January 27, 2016

    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

  • Looking Around

    Devotionals | January 27, 2016

    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

  • Love and Loyalty

    Devotionals | January 25, 2016

    Among all of the virtues and values, love and loyalty stand the test of time. Who does not long for love? Who among us does not wish for a loyal friend? In Jesus, we have experienced the ultimate love and loyalty. As a result, our lives are being changed day-by-day. Jesus promises that He will never leave us, never abandon us, never forsake us. How are you different as a leader because you know Jesus?

  • When All That’s Left Is God

    Devotionals | January 22, 2016

    There come times when it is apparent that our only hope lies with God. Jesus confessed this clearly at Gethsemane and on the cross, although His whole life demonstrated this reality. He knew that all hope in human relationships or understanding was pointless; only God held the answer to the sorrow and suffering of this world. Jesus has led the way for us even into the darkest parts of life, so we may confidently follow Him into the future, regardless of the challenging circumstances we face.

  • A God Who Understands

    Devotionals | January 20, 2016

    God knows us intimately; He knows where we are on this transformational journey, and He knows where we need to be more like Jesus. As our Creator, He knows how we are formed; as our Father, He loves us and works on our behalf. Trust Him to deal with you compassionately and according to how He made you; and set your eyes on the goal of being more like Jesus each day.

    The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From his throne he observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.—Psalm 33:13-  15 NLT

  • Lengths

    Devotionals | January 18, 2016

    Most of us will go to great lengths to ask God to go along with our plans. We spend time thinking about and pleading for God to do what we think is best. But how often do we go to God to ask Him what He thinks is best? Are we as focused on hearing God’s thoughts and plans as we are on telling Him ours? Are we as passionate about pursuing His vision as we are on pursuing our own?

    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.—Colossians 4:2

  • In All Our Ways

    Devotionals | January 15, 2016

    God’s trustworthiness encompasses all of life; His unlimited wisdom and comprehension greatly exceed our own. As Creator of the universe, it is He who gives us wisdom and knowledge. Yet He never intends for us to exercise our intellect independently of Him. He calls us to acknowledge Him as the source of all wisdom, to follow His revealed Word, and to trust His ways in all we do. It is in trusting God wholeheartedly that we show ourselves trustworthy to others.

  • Anytime

    Devotionals | January 13, 2016

    Taking on the role of a leader is as simple, and as challenging, as responding to the opportunities God places before us. These opportunities may be scheduled, or occur unexpectedly; they may involve guiding, challenging, correcting, or encouraging others. To lead like Jesus is to view any time as an opportunity to let God work through us. What opportunities will you have to lead today? Will you step up and take on the role of a leader, or will you shrink back and lose the opportunity to make a difference?

  • Fresh Starts

    Devotionals | January 11, 2016

    The weight of past failure can cling to us, muddying our thinking, obscuring the future, and sapping our motivation and confidence. God does not intend for the past to hinder us. The forgiveness He provides in Jesus dispels the past and opens the way for us to walk into the future. He offers us a fresh start with renewed energy and hope. Where do you need a fresh start today?

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