Devotionals

  • In Every Season

    Devotionals | February 08, 2021

    The writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us that seasons come and seasons go. Children grow from infancy to adulthood, doors of opportunity open and close, companies and organizations adapt or close their doors. Life and leadership hold times of growth, times of hardship, and times of satisfaction. God is always present. He is there when personal and family needs press to the forefront and require all our attention. He is there when it is time to leave what has been in His hands and move on to what is yet to be.

  • In Every Season

    Devotionals | February 08, 2021

    The writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us that seasons come and seasons go. Children grow from infancy to adulthood, doors of opportunity open and close, companies and organizations adapt or close their doors. Life and leadership hold times of growth, times of hardship, and times of satisfaction. God is always present. He is there when personal and family needs press to the forefront and require all our attention. He is there when it is time to leave what has been in His hands and move on to what is yet to be.

  • Embracing Discipline

    Devotionals | February 05, 2021

    A humble heart embraces God’s discipline. Without the humility to receive His correction, we remain trapped, edging God out of our lives and leadership. Is that what we want? To go about missing the mark without anyone telling us how we can improve? To lead like Jesus is to have our words, actions, and attitudes reflect the activity of the living God. How can we love, live, and lead like Jesus if we’re unwilling to consider that we might need to change?

  • Changing Circumstances

    Devotionals | February 03, 2021

    Circumstances in life come and go, some flooding over us, others bringing hope and restoration. While we can’t control our circumstances, our attitude and response to them always make a difference. More than that, we can change circumstances simply by our presence. The Doing Habits point us in the right direction. We can be people who express God’s love by being people of grace and forgiveness and encouragement. We can build community that helps others experience life characterized by God’s presence. Spend time in God’s presence as you move into your day.

  • Truths that Shape Us

    Devotionals | February 01, 2021

    If only we saw ourselves as God sees us—deeply loved, fully forgiven, intimately connected to Him, and free to live life—we would find rest for our souls and hope to carry us forward. If only we understood His character—faithful and trustworthy, loving and just, eternally good, and merciful—we would be more confident and courageous. Both points of view—knowing Whose we are and knowing who we are—are crucial if we are to lead like Jesus. They help us see ourselves and the world through His eyes. They form the basis for what it means to humbly and confidently lead like Jesus.

  • Focus on Jesus

    Devotionals | January 29, 2021

    Lead like Jesus offers a variety of insights and tools to become Jesus-like leaders. All of these are meant to point us to Jesus and the life-transforming power of His Spirit. Scripture provides example after example of Jesus in action—serving, loving, training His disciples, intent on accomplishing the Father’s will—as He addresses the needs of those around Him on a daily (even hourly) basis. As we spend time in His presence and focus on Him, we increasingly become like Him.

  • Free-flowing Obedience

    Devotionals | January 27, 2021

    Obedience to God flows from trust and love. Obedience invites God into our life and leadership and opens the door for God to work through us. It allows God to show the world who He is and how He works. The obstacles of fear and pride keep us from taking God at His word and doing what He tells us to do. They limit God’s ability to use us to accomplish His will. Humility acknowledges that we don’t know everything and that God just might have a better idea than we do. Confidence in who God is reminds us that He is trustworthy and gives us the courage to do what He says to do.

  • Recognizing God’s Voice

    Devotionals | January 25, 2021

    Conversation with God—prayer—is key to leading like Jesus. Time spent in solitude, silence and Scripture trains us to recognize and respond to God’s voice. It shapes us into people who know His voice and faithfully follow Him. His relationship with His Father motivated everything He did. Even with all of the voices calling out to Him, trying to conform Him to the world’s standards, He focused on only one voice. When we, too, tune our hearts to recognize and follow God’s voice alone, we will be positioned to lead like Jesus.

  • What Are You Waiting For

    Devotionals | January 22, 2021

    Waiting is part of life. We wait for any number of things: for people to complete tasks, for phone calls, for circumstances to change. The Bible is full of waiting, too. Moses waited through ten plagues, David endured persecution as he waited to be crowned king, Ruth, Esther, Nehemiah, Jeremiah—ultimately, each one was waiting for God. They trusted that God was at work even in their waiting. When we humbly wait on God, He prepares us to respond in God-exalting confidence when it is time. What are you waiting for?

  • Jesus-like Integrity

    Devotionals | January 20, 2021

    Integrity—honesty and moral uprightness—exalts God and creates trust with others. Jesus life and ministry were so characterized by integrity that no charge could be found against Him (Mark 14:55-59). His disciples followed His example, and they call us to live with God-honoring integrity. Does your life and leadership exhibit Jesus-like integrity?

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