Devotionals

  • 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

  • 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

  • An Impossible Task

    Devotionals | August 23, 2021

    Has God ever called you to an impossible task? Something that you knew you could not (or cannot) accomplish in your own strength; something that you know will require you to depend wholly on Him. Something that will serve to draw you closer to His side, to seek His wisdom, to cling to Him for strength, and to follow Him more closely. What impossible task is God calling you to today?

    “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”—Luke 1:38

  • A Good Receiver

    Devotionals | August 20, 2021

    Have you ever known anyone who had a hard time receiving gifts? Whether an expression of gratitude or the offer of help, some people have a hard time receiving. They prefer to be on the giving side of things, perhaps so they won't be indebted to anyone, even God. Through Jesus, God offers a new heart, real life, and the freedom to be more than we ever imagined we could be. Have you received His gift?

  • A Dual Focus

    Devotionals | August 18, 2021

    Are you task-oriented or relationship-oriented? Relationships offer opportunities for reflecting the kindness, compassion and wisdom of Jesus. Tasks to be done provide opportunities to serve others at their point of need and to reflect character qualities of integrity and perseverance. Jesus modeled a life that blended a dual focus on accomplishing tasks with highly valuing relationships with God and people. How can you emulate Him today?

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.—Ephesians 2:10

  • Leading from a Sense of Entitlement

    Devotionals | August 16, 2021

    Success is not always a trustworthy friend. One of the dangers for successful leaders is to forget that they lead at God's pleasure and as He allows them influence in the hearts and minds of others. When leaders begin to lead from a sense of entitlement, whether that stems from power, position, education, or past success, they rapidly lose credibility and influence with those around them. To earn the trust of others requires a humble attitude that seeks to serve people and the organization and cause which brings them together. What fuels your leadership?

  • When the Answers Aren't Easy

    Devotionals | August 13, 2021

    Leading like Jesus doesn’t guarantee we have all the answers or that we will always know the steps to take in a given situation. When the pressure builds, we need even greater focus in our communion and communication with the Father. Jesus spent long hours in prayer with His Father throughout His time on earth, from His earliest days of ministry to the final hours of His life. Don’t forego the wisdom, guidance, and encouragement God has for you in times of stress. Be more intentional than ever about connecting with Him in meaningful ways.

  • Grace-based Leadership

    Devotionals | August 11, 2021

    The Golden Rule calls us to do to treat others the way we want them to treat us. In essence, it calls us to living a life centered on understanding, forgiving, encouraging, and supporting others. Each of these characteristics describes the way God relates to us and the way Jesus related to His disciples. Jesus says this same grace-based, action-oriented leadership is to characterize us as His disciples. We are to lead from grace, relating to others with the same grace that God has shown us. 

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