• Being Jesus

    Devotionals | November 08, 2021

    Who has been Jesus to you? Who has come alongside you and walked with you in life, helping you to discover life from God's perspective? God sent Jesus, who lived with us as Emmanuel, "God with us." He walked with His disciples, teaching, guiding, loving, caring for them, and calling them to imitate Him. He continues to use men and women today to walk with and minister to people in Jesus' name. Who will you be Jesus to today?

  • Be the Person God Designed You to Be

    Devotionals | November 05, 2021

    The temptation to compare ourselves to other leaders is always present. In the process of learning from others, we can find ourselves copying them instead of imitating Christ. But God uniquely created each of us to fulfill the role that He has planned for us. He knows who He designed you to reach and how He wants to use you. Your life, yielded to Him, will accomplish His purposes in the world. How does God want to use you 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

  • Background Noise

    Devotionals | November 03, 2021

    What thoughts hover in the background of your mind? Your thoughts and beliefs form the basis for decisions and actions. Worry, anxiety and fear can act like static that keeps you from clearly hearing God's voice. Instead of letting these things cloud your thinking, choose to replace debilitating thoughts with the truth found in Scripture.

  • Actions Speak Louder than Words

    Devotionals | November 01, 2021

    How do you demonstrate a servant lifestyle? Serving others may involve words, but you earn the right to be heard by the way you treat people. Sometimes the most important leadership tools are a listening ear and willing hands. Faithfully demonstrating a Christ-like attitude toward others may result in openings for conversations about leading like Jesus. How will you demonstrate servant leadership through your attitude and actions today?

    Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.—1 John 3:18

  • A Trustworthy Teacher

    Devotionals | October 29, 2021

    Jesus was clear with His disciples. He told them that they could trust Him to tell the truth about God and the way to life. He told them to focus on building the kingdom of God and loving others. He told them that they were to follow His example of servant leadership, regardless of how others responded to them. He told them that the Spirit would empower them and teach them day-by-day. How are these truths shaping Your life today?

  • A Prayer for the Discouraged

    Devotionals | October 27, 2021

    Every leader faces times when things don't go the way they planned. Times when troubles come fast and furious, when no choice seems like a good choice. In times such as these, we have the example of men and women of faith who turned to God for help. God never intended for us to face difficulties in our own strength. He wants us to depend on Him. The Psalms help us give voice to our need.

    Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.—Psalm 25:16-17

  • What Do You See?

    Devotionals | October 25, 2021

    What do you see when you look at the people around you? Do you see people whom God loves and desires to save? Sometimes it can be hard to see God’s design in fallen people or to realize how far God has brought another person on the journey. As you allow God to transform your vision, you will be able to see the world through God’s eyes.

    Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.—Mark 8:25

  • What Are You Learning?

    Devotionals | October 22, 2021

    What are you learning? Each day holds multiple opportunities for us to learn how to live as servant leaders. Servant leaders are lifelong learners, as the pages of Scripture and the changing nature of relationships remind us. The good news is that Jesus is on the journey with you, and He gives you His Spirit to be your teacher and guide. What does He want to teach you today?

  • Unmet Expectations

    Devotionals | October 20, 2021

    How do you respond when you fall short of meeting people’s expectations, or when their responses fall short of meeting your expectations? Do you automatically assume a defensive posture, or do you tend to take a solution-oriented approach? When you stop and think it about it, it becomes obvious that one response flows from pride and fear, while the other flows from humility and confidence. How do you need God to refocus and reshape your responses?

  • Unlikely Choice

    Devotionals | October 18, 2021

    Knowing yourself as you do, what makes you an unlikely choice as a person whom God wants to use? Is it pride, fear, lack of training, questions and doubts, lack of consistency in your spiritual life? Jesus has a knack for picking people that the rest of the world overlooks and undervalues. He looks for a heart that responds to His call, a person who wants to be transformed and used for His purposes. How will your life reflect the transformational power of God to those around you?