• A Leader Who Strengthens Others

    Devotionals | November 20, 2015

    Deborah gave her life in service to God and His people. Her wisdom and discernment brought stability during a time of oppression. When the time came for God to move on behalf of His people, God’s chosen leader would not move forward without Deborah at his side. Are you a leader who serves with God-given wisdom and discernment? Are others able to depend on you, knowing that You have God’s purposes in mind and will stand beside them to see God’s plan accomplished?

  • A Job Well Done

    Devotionals | November 18, 2015

    What criteria do you use to evaluate yourself as a leader? John 17 records Jesus’ prayer as He assessed His season of leadership. He evaluated His personal focus on His God-given mission, His responsibility to teach His disciples what they needed to know to be successful, having protected them while they were under His leadership, and having prepared them for the future. How would you assess your leadership using these same criteria?

    I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.—John 17:4

  • When Strengths Go Bad

    Devotionals | November 16, 2015

    Responsibility, loyalty, a desire to make a positive difference, deep compassion and commitment, all of these are admirable leadership qualities. But when these desires and qualities are divorced from trust in God, they eventually become self-serving. Edging God out, we become controlling, frustrated, disengaged, impatient, and self-protective. Where do you need to guard your strengths by exalting God as the object of your worship, the source of your security, self-worth and wisdom, and your audience and judge?

  • Enough

    Devotionals | November 13, 2015

    How much is enough when it comes to our relationship with God? How much do we want to know Him, to be transformed by Him? God offers Himself fully and freely to us through the Son and the Spirit. But what about us? Are we satisfied with knowing Him from afar, instead of experiencing relationship with the living God?

  • This Is How We Do It

    Devotionals | November 11, 2015

    Jesus gave His life for others. First, He gave Himself wholeheartedly to the Father, and then He gave Himself to reconcile the world to the Father. We are beneficiaries of Jesus’ lifework, and we are called alongside Him to give our lives in the same cause. We do this just as He did, choosing to live our lives for others.

  • Trust

    Devotionals | November 09, 2015

    When we trust in the name of God, we are trusting in God’s character, believing Him to be who He says He is and trusting Him to act in line with His word and promises. When we pray in the name of Jesus, we are trusting in Jesus’ character as the Son of God who opened the way into the Father’s presence for His disciples. We are taking Him at His word, believing that through Him we have been given new life and new hope by the Spirit. Who are you prayerfully and actively trusting in today?

  • The Source of Confidence

    Devotionals | November 06, 2015

    From an early age, Jesus knew whose He was and who He was. Obstacles, even Mary’s and Joseph’s lack of understanding, didn’t cause Him to question His identity as the beloved Son of God or God’s call on His life. What difference did this make in His leadership? His secure, intimate relationship with the Father made it natural for Jesus to actively and confidently depend upon His Father to meet every challenge that arose. He invites us to follow His example.

  • Two Simple Words

    Devotionals | November 04, 2015

    Consider for a moment the power of the two simple words “thank you.” This simple phrase validates other people as individuals who matter to us and to God. Instead of taking them for granted, we humble ourselves and honor them. When we thank them for their actions or attitude, we affirm the difference they are making in the world. We acknowledge that they had a choice to make and that their choice has value. For someone today, hearing “thank you” may be life-changing. Will they hear it from you?

  • God is Great

    Devotionals | November 02, 2015

    When bad news comes your way, where do you turn? Hezekiah immediately turned to prayer when he was threatened. But he didn’t just pray for help. Hezekiah began and ended his prayer by remembering who God was. He exalted God, praising Him, honoring Him as greater than any threat he faced. Put your problems in perspective by focusing on God and His greatness.

  • Shining Brightly

    Devotionals | October 30, 2015

    What would it look like to live today without any complaining or arguing? How would it affect your peace of mind and the quality of your relationships? What difference would it make in your workplace and home? God calls us to trust Him with the ups and downs of life, and to honor those who are in authority over us. He calls us to reflect Him in all aspects of our lives, in every sphere of leadership entrusted to us. May others see the Father through you today and give glory to Him.