Do you have it? Do you want it? Do you need it? Remember how we aren’t to lean on our own understanding? We need to trust God. We need to acknowledge Him in all our ways. We need to allow Him to make our path straight. Ever considered what God’s Word says about understanding? We… Continue reading Understanding…
Scenario: You run into someone with a need. You observe them physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, and spiritually. Do you realize what their biggest need is? Do you realize what you have to offer? Will you look to take the easy route and just give them what they are asking for? Will you go above and… Continue reading Do you realize what you have to offer?
Do not grow weary in doing good! Do not grow weary in doing what is right! Do not grow weary in doing what is well! Get filled up this morning before you start your day so that by the power of God, the filling of the Spirit, and the Word of God, you will be… Continue reading Finish the week strong!
Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? Are you part of making the process better or not? Are you in the process as a cog or are you adding value? Are you in the process as a placeholder or as a value add? What value do you add the process? What… Continue reading How are you adding value?
Is it reversible? If so does that mean we are about to head into 2020 and so it will be hindsight? Looking up the word hindsight we can find the definition is "understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed". So going into 2020 might it be possible that we… Continue reading Ever heard that hindsight is 2020?
The Story of Job. - Day 45 Imagine having 4 friends who are trying to give you advice. Imagine those 4 friends give you direction based on their understanding of the situation. Imagine all 4 of them weren't giving you the right advice because they didn't have the full context. What would it take for… Continue reading What if they were all wrong? What if God’s plan is beyond their ability to understand?
The Book of Job. - Day 29 Decided. Now to step up and step into what that will mean. The reality is that the definition isn't fully clear and yet I know where I will be. My expectations are that as we continue through our ready that by the end of it more the questions… Continue reading Deciding isn’t the end of the journey but the beginning!
The Story of Job. - Day 28 Look to understand where you are at. Remember your value to God and to others. Remember what your true motivation really is. Are you doing it for the money or because it is a calling? Are you doing it for prestige or because God told you to? Are… Continue reading Amid it all, what will you believe and where will you turn?
As my daily devotional of reading through the Bible in a year completed, I contemplated what's next. I prayed and asked what should I do next. The answer I received was to study the book of Job. It was revealed to me through the book of James 5 where it says: 'We give great honor… Continue reading The story of Job. – Day 1
What do you believe? Do you believe something that is true or just believed to be? Do you believe something that has been proven or something that is temporary? Do you believe something that will last the test of time or something that continues to change? Consider the science we took in school and what… Continue reading Stand up for what you believe in!
What if you don't understand? Will you ask and question? What if you get an alternative would you give in or stand firm? What if you ask the questions and make your case and they still reject it? What if you they talk down to you or try to make you feel less? What if… Continue reading Will you stand for your principles and what you believe in?
Do you have a true north that will stand? Do you have a foundation on which to build? Are you leading rather than managing? Are you macromanaging rather than micromanging? Are you giving people the freedom to run and the guidance to keep them from hitting a wall? Are you sharing your faith with them… Continue reading What kind of leader will you choose to be?
Not asking who do you idolize. Not asking about who little g god is to you. Asking more when you think about or talk about God, who is He to you? what is He to you? How do you describe Him to others? How do you express who He is and what He has done… Continue reading Who is God to you?
God will provide, even when the world is against you. Lean into what God says! Lean into what God directs you to do! Lean into what God has called you to do, no matter what! If God is calling you to step up then step up. If God is calling you to step out then… Continue reading Trust God even when the world feels like it is against you!
Ever been given instructions and tried to walk thru them and found you missed the mark? Ever tried again and found it felt so much easier? Was it that you understood it better? Was it that you had more context? Was it that you had more experience? Was it actually any easier? What it easier… Continue reading Do you usually understand it better the second time?