Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Nothing gets better unless you get better. Self-improvement and personal growth are the keys to effective leadership. Jesus invited us “to love our neighbor as ourselves” (Matthew 22:39). As we take care of ourselves, we automatically take care of others. So pride yourself on cultivating your own soil – and the harvest WILL follow.… Read the rest

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Make tomorrow a little bit better than today. Too often we spend our time trying to make those quantum leaps, but true impact happens over time. So learn to take the small and simple steps toward improvement, for over time you will discover you’re a long way from where you began and won’t be as tired.… Read the rest

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Don’t sacrifice yourself for the possibility of becoming effective. Your effectiveness is yourself. God knew exactly who He needed to do what you are doing. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself. Jesus said that we will ultimately love our neighbor the way we love ourselves. If you’re not careful, you can win a battle, but lose the war.… Read the rest

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

The Old Testament covenant covered our sin so that we could enter His presence. That’s what we call being healthy. But the New Testament covenant removed our sin so He could enter our presence. That’s what we call being holy. Healthy things still die, my friends. Holy things live forever. Thank You, Jesus!… Read the rest

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Have you ever considered the importance of the Israelites crossing the Jordan that day? If they didn’t, they would have lived to die, but instead they chose to cross, which meant they died to live. Think about that. It’s the difference between running to exist and running to win. Yes, they had to face the giants in the land – but I think they understood it’s spelled with a little ‘g.’ Their God is spelled with a capital ‘G.’… Read the rest

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

“They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household’” (Acts 16:31). That is a bold statement, but one that we can trust for sure. The power of salvation – that when it fully changes us, it will truly impact all of those around us (especially those closest to us).… Read the rest

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

The Bible tells us that God can do “far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams” (Ephesians 3:20). For me, I believe that. That’s not my problem. You see, we all can dream. But the question is do we have the courage to act upon them? Life doesn’t happen by chance; it happens by choice.… Read the rest

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

“God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible – what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves” (A. W. Tozer). Imagine if somehow, in some way, we could position ourselves to see what God sees. Imagine in light of that we could then grasp our call. I truly believe that God is up to something, and He knew when you needed to be on planet earth to ensure that His will got done.… Read the rest

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Life is not defined by what you get, but by what you give. Who can you serve today? Who needs your encouragement and friendship today? Over time, people tend to forget what others have accomplished, but they never forget a warm smile, a friendly touch, or words of encouragement. If you hold people at a distance, it’s true they can’t HURT you, but the bad news is they can’t HELP you, either.… Read the rest

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Our job, as a leader, is to help others remove the elephants in their lives. But, before we can do for others, we must be first willing to do for ourselves – face our own elephants. Is there an elephant you’ve been unwilling to face? True freedom is not found without, but always within. “The greatest challenge in leadership is not leading others; it’s learning to lead one’s self.”… Read the rest

Friday, March 8th, 2019

It’s easier to act your way into feeling than feel your way into action. This is the key to discipline. Too often we let our feelings be our guide. The only problem is we can’t trust them – they change like the wind. This is why Paul told us to walk in the Spirit and “put no confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3).… Read the rest