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Life for leaders devotionals
Blessed to be a Blessing: The Leadership Edition, Part 9
August 17th, 2017
Today is the last installment in this mini-series, “Blessed to be a Blessing: The Leadership Edition.” In the last couple of weeks we have considered ways in which the example of God’s blessing of Abram to bless others can instruct and inspire us in our leadership. Today, I want to add a final thought that, though not clearly stated there, is implied in Genesis 12:2-3.
Blessed to be a Blessing: The Leadership Edition, Part 8
August 16th, 2017
Last week, we began focusing on the leadership implications of Genesis 12:2-3. Even as God blessed Abram so that he might be a blessing to others, so God has blessed us in our leadership so that we might bless others. In last week’s Life for Leaders devotions, we considered various implications of this truth for our work. Today, I want to share a personal example with you of how a greatly blessed leader can richly bless others. I happen to be the recipient of this chain of blessing. The leader who blessed me was Lloyd Ogilvie.
Blessed to be a Blessing: The Leadership Edition, Part 7
August 15th, 2017
In the last few days, we’ve been looking at God’s covenant with Abram, focusing on how Abram was “blessed to be a blessing.” In yesterday’s edition of Life for Leaders, we considered how leaders might be a source of blessing for their customers. Today, I’d like to consider how our leadership might bless an even larger constituency.
Blessed to be a Blessing: The Leadership Edition, Part 6
August 14th, 2017
God blessed Abram so that he might be a blessing to others. Similarly, we who serve in positions of leadership have also been blessed so that we might bless others through our work. In yesterday’s Life for Leaders edition, I began to consider those whom we might bless, focusing on the people who directly follow our leadership. If you’re leading a company, for example, you have the opportunity to bless those who work for you. Are there others whom leaders have the chance or even the moral obligation to bless?
August 13th, 2017
As Christian leaders it is easy to become overwhelmed with the busyness of life. There’s not enough time in a day to accomplish every task. Not enough space in one lifetime to complete the Great Commission. As a Christian, I often feel overcome by the pressures of trying to reveal Christ’s character to the world on a daily basis. Am I fulfilling my call? And do I balance being truly present in the lives of my family members on a consistent basis? How do I accomplish all of my tasks before the 5pm deadline? These thoughts bombard my mind constantly, increasing my anxiety. Most days, time feels like a commodity that constantly eludes my grasp. Yet in the midst of this calamity, I often hear a still small voice that says, “Be still”. When I am feeling pushed to take more action, join more movements, or pursue more ideals, I hear again the quiet whisper to “Be still”.
Ora et Labora: Praying on the Run
August 12th, 2017
I’ve always been a bit suspicious of those who paint too rosy a picture of the life of faith. Early in my Christian journey one of the popular evangelical sayings was that God has a “wonderful plan for your life.” Turns out, “wonderful” must have meant something entirely different than what I thought the word meant!