Genesis 12:2 shares an insight into what God was doing in Abram’s life. He told Abram “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will your name great, and you will be a blessing.”
There’s something interesting in this verse. God told Abram that He was going to bless Abram and Abram would then become a blessing to others.
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I’m sure Abram was still a blessing to others before he received the blessing from God yet change was brought about when Abram was blessed. He was then able to be a blessing.
You Are Blessed
If you live in the United States of America, you are blessed. Even if you’re in the poor house, you have blessings people in other countries would kill for. Read more...
I’m often called odd when I tell someone my favorite book of the Bible. That book? The book of Ecclesiastes.
For some reason, this specific book speaks volumes to me. I think it’s because of the passage found in chapter 3, verses 1-8:
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted…
This scripture is calming, especially in times of trouble. You know what I mean?
Ecclesiastes tells us there are seasons in life. Good seasons, bad seasons, waiting seasons, seasons of reaping, and seasons of death.
Why This Is Good News For Leaders
You may be wondering how anyone could say that this is good news for leaders. I’m here to tell you that it is! Read more...
Having spent a lot of time working in the church, I’ve become intimately familiar with the story of the hard driving master and the talents he gave to his servants.
The parable of the talents comes from Matthew 25:14-30. The story goes: Read more...
Walking around town, you may notice many people lack something in their lives. The people you crossed paths with had scowls on their face. They were rushed. They were missing something.
That something? These people were missing joy.
Joy is an amazing thing.
Joy doesn’t require good things to happen to us. Joy doesn’t require you to be rich. Joy doesn’t require any specific situation in your life.
If we look to the Bible, we can see this is made plain to us. The Bible tells us we should always have joy.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 –
James 1:2 ESV –
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds…
2 Corinthians 6:10 –
As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. Read more...
Bible scripture tells us an important truth. We need to renew our minds.
But does this truth apply to leadership along with the layperson? I believe so.
The renewing of our minds does a great work within us. It helps us to become a better leader.
Why We Need To Renew Our Minds
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Scripture tells us that the renewing of our minds is so that we can test and approve that which is of God. This, to me, means that the renewing of our minds helps us to know what is truth and what isn’t.
A perfect starting point for why this is so important to leaders. Read more...