• Focus

    Devotionals | September 08, 2021

    What is your focus in life? Jesus expressed His goal as simply doing whatever the Father was doing; Paul spoke about pressing on toward the goal of knowing Christ and being found in Him.  God has called you into relationship with Himself through Jesus Christ in order for you to be caught up in His purposes in the world. How will your leadership influence others for Him today?

    And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.—Hebrews 12:1-2

  • A Time of Preparation

    Devotionals | September 06, 2021

    God uses our life experiences to prepare us to serve others. As we seek Him through the seasons of our lives, we develop wisdom, confidence and courage. These qualities not only prepare us for the future, they provide the platform from which we can influence those around us. Many times the very circumstances that we would choose to avoid become the catalyst for God to use us in other people’s lives. How is God preparing you today to serve others?

    Every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.—John 15:2

  • Faithful in God's House

    Devotionals | September 03, 2021

    God's call asks for a response. Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Deborah, Esther, Samuel, David, John the Baptist, Jesus, Simon Peter, Andrew, the rest of the disciples. Each person heard and responded to the call of God. Scripture tells us that each one was found faithful in doing their part. What is God's call on your life? Will you be found faithful?

  • Daily Opportunities

    Devotionals | September 01, 2021

    Each day provides new opportunities to serve God and others. Your opportunities will be unique to your life and situation. Don't miss them. God has placed you where He needs you in order to serve others in Jesus' name. What opportunities will God bring you today?

    You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.—John 15:16

  • Preventative Maintenance

    Blog | Kim Rider | August 31, 2021

    There are many things that require preventative maintenance. Probably the most common is our automobiles. Each automobile comes with a recommended maintenance schedule which includes things like oil and filter changes, transmission service, belt replacement, and tire rotation.

    Why does the auto manufacturer make these recommendations? These recommendations are made to ensure the auto runs better and lasts longer. Without this regular maintenance the automobile is more likely to fail and need major repairs.

  • Back to the Beginning

    Devotionals | August 30, 2021

    Leading like Jesus does not guarantee that the journey will be easy or that the outcomes will always be the ones for which we hope. On days when the struggles seem to outweigh the benefits, it's a good idea to go back to the beginning. Remember Jesus' journey as a servant leader; remember how He called you; remember His presence with you today. How do these things strengthen you to continue leading in His name?

  • Are You Useful?

    Devotionals | August 27, 2021

    Jesus prepared Himself for being used by God. He became part of the world He came to save, filled His mind with Scripture, affirmed His desire to fulfill God’s call in His life, resisted temptation, spent time re-connecting with the Father, and surrounded Himself with a spiritual support community. What are you doing to prepare yourself to be used by God?

    Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.—2 Timothy 2:21

  • Are You Eager?

    Devotionals | August 25, 2021

    What gets you up and going each day? What inspires you to give your all? What causes you to say yes to sacrifice and surrender? How does your vision of God, your understanding of who He is and how He works, influence your life? Today, this day, ask Him to permeate Your thinking with an awareness of who He is and what He is doing around You.

    For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting about it to the Macedonians, telling them that since last year you in Achaia were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action.—2 Corinthians 9:2

  • From Setback to Comeback

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | August 24, 2021

    Setbacks are part of life. We’ve each experienced delays, faced interruptions, encountered postponements, and suffered disappointment. In fact, Jesus told us to expect trials and tribulation. John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

    Setbacks are part of life.

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