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Growing into Leadership (3)

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“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me.”                 Ps 139:23 NLT Growing into Leadership (3) In his Pogo cartoon strip, Walt Kelly said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” The hardest person in the world to lead will always be yourself. Human nature seems to endow us with the ability to size up everybody except … Read More

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Growing into Leadership (2)

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“I, Tertius, the one writing this letter for Paul, send my greetings.”                          Ro 16:22 NLT Growing into Leadership (2) Paul surrounded himself with people who were willing to lay down their lives for him (See Ro 16:3-4). Some of them are virtually unknown. Ever hear of Tertius? He recorded Paul’s thoughts so we could read them. We all know about … Read More

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Growing into Leadership (1)

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“We are labourers together.”                                                           1Co 3:9 Growing into Leadership (1) A cartoon shows an executive sitting forlornly behind a big desk. Standing meekly on the other side of the desk is a man dressed in work clothes who says, “If it’s any comfort to you, it’s lonely at the bottom too.” The truth is, you’ll meet lonely people at the … Read More

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Playing the Lesser Part

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“Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.”                           Php 2:3 TM Playing the Lesser Part Frances Green was an elderly lady living on a pension. Every year she sent a dollar to the Republican National Convention. One day she received an invitation to meet President Reagan. Not realizing the RSVP should include a generous donation, she scraped up every cent … Read More

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How to Achieve Financial Security

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“The…years of abundance…came to an end.”                          Ge 41:53 NIV How to Achieve Financial Security The Bible says: “Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain…The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt … Read More

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Little Foxes

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“Catch…the little foxes that spoil the vines.”                            SS 2:15 NKJV Little Foxes Michelangelo once sculpted a figure out of marble while a friend watched. Later his friend went away on business and when he returned he said, “I see you haven’t worked on your sculpture.” The great artist replied, “I’ve been working constantly on it since you left.” His friend … Read More

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It’s Just Part of Life’s Journey (5)

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“God…will…make a way of escape.”                                           1Co 10:13 It’s Just Part of Life’s Journey (5) Look at the last part of this verse: “[God] will…make a way of escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” Before the Army sends you into battle it first sends you to boot camp. You’re up at dawn running miles with a heavy backpack, … Read More

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It’s Just Part of Life’s Journey (4)

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“He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.”                                   1Co 10:13 NIV It’s Just Part of Life’s Journey (4) The Bible says, “He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.” You have been tempered for the test! Like tempered steel or glass, certain additives have been placed within you to increase your ability … Read More

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It’s Just Part of Life’s Journey (3)

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“But God is faithful.”                                                                  1Co 10:13 It’s Just Part of Life’s Journey (3) Here’s a promise you can stand on when your world has been shaken: “But God is faithful.” Jesus said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away” (Lk 21:33). In a world of uncertainty you can sing, “On Christ the solid rock … Read More

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It’s Just Part of Life’s Journey (2)

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“But such as is common to man.”                                                1Co 10:13 It’s Just Part of Life’s Journey (2) The Bible says your struggle is not unique, it’s “common to man.” Your secret is not really a secret, it’s just a secret shared by others who are equally afraid to talk. The only time we tend to be honest is when we’re in … Read More

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