As faith followers in Jesus Christ, we are called to lead others into the flock of our God. A good leader is one who inspires others to follow their lead. That is the example that Christ left for us to follow.
Jesus understood His destiny and He followed it through regardless of the outcome. In the way He lived, He practiced what He taught, even when it was inconvenient to do so. If you want to know what quality leadership looks like, look upon the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
How do we lead others to follow Christ? We lead by example, just like He did. We know the way to go, and that is to love the Lord with all my heart, mind, body, and soul, and love my neighbor as myself. This is no easy task, but if we follow through with it and do the things that we say, we demonstrate that we can be trusted and that our message is true; and they will follow our lead.
Death is something that is never fun to talk about. Yet there is a death that is far worse than physical death and that is the death of the spirit. How can we avoid this Spiritual Death? In John 11, Jesus reveals where New Life comes from. Let us discover the source and what we ought to do about it.
We live in a culture that is always on the go and as a result, we get frustrated when results do not come quickly. That same mentality could also hamper our spiritual walk with the Lord. We ask God for something and He does not answer immediately. When this happens, we get frustrated with Him and try to meet our needs ourselves, with not so good results.
This on-the-go culture, I often call a “Microwave Society”, is not the way our Lord operates. His style of doing things is a lot like a farmer sowing seed and waiting for it to grow; or a baker waiting for the bread to rise in the oven. If they try to rush the process, they could ruin the product and all that labor would be in vain.
Furthermore, this demand for immediate results can be quite stressful and unhealthy to a person because God did not design us to be so. Therefore, let us slow down and wait on the Lord to do His work. When we do things, let us not think that the results will come immediately, but let us be patient and trust God to pull through with the results; which He always does.
We are a society that wants things, and we want those things now. It seems like we are always running towards some thing we want, some experience, something we think will make our life better, but what happens if we aren’t ready for the “thing” we want. What if we are ready and the thing isn’t ready for us?! I’m at the age where I’m working towards lots of things. Job advancement, financial independence, even working towards becoming a woman some man will be lucky enough to marry one day. In my mind I’m ready for all the responsibilities of work, money, and family, but maybe God has other plans for me. Maybe I am ready to be married, but the man I’m going to marry isn’t ready for me ( Lord knows I am A LOT to handle, no wonder he is taking his sweet time).
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Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 1 John 3:16 (King James Version) The word "love" is thrown around a lot in this world we live in. For example, people sometimes say they love a certain … Continue reading What is God’s Love Look Like?
It is sad to consider how people have taken all the good things that the Lord has done for them for granted. We take them for granted because they happen everyday and as a result we fail to realize they are a miracle from God. When people think of miracles, they often think of something impossible God accomplishes in someone’s life (stories in the Bible for example); such instances are worthy of giving praise to the Lord.
However, the Almighty is not into the grandiose miracles that people often see in the Bible. We must understand that the Bible does not record every miracle that God had done throughout history. If it did, then the Word of God would be too big for us to handle.
That is because God is into the tiny and common miracles that we take for granted everyday. Giving us air to breathe, food to eat, and clothing to wear are just examples of God’s many miracles that He showers upon His people. Even though they are small, they are still miracles from God nevertheless.
Therefore let us pause and consider all the things that God has given to us daily. After considering the multitude of God’s blessings upon us, let us give thanks to the Lord. For every aspect of our lives is a miracle from the Almighty.
Everyday is a miracle from the Lord, if we only open our eyes to it. Check out these selections above and learn about the Miracles from God.
The love of the my God is so strong, How true is my Lord's care for me. Nothing on earth will break His love, Nothing I do will sever His grace from me. The love of the Almighty lasts eternally, From everlasting to everlasting does His grace stand. Every day, He proclaims His love anew … Continue reading God’s Love For Me
To be in Christ is the only thing that really matters. Before we knew Him, we were spiritually empty, trying to fill the void with material things; but they could never satisfy. What our soul needed was spiritual food which is found only in Jesus.
All the blessings and gifts that we receive for God reminds us just how wonderful it is to be with the Lord. Even if I received nothing from God, being with Him alone is enough to give me joy. The more I am in commune with the Almighty, the fuller my soul becomes.
Yet there something wonderful to consider. While we are made full spiritually, we are never completely satisfied. That means I must spend my days communing with the Almighty lest my soul starves. Personally, I see nothing wrong with that.
23 Yet I am always with You;
You hold me by my right hand.
24You guide me with Your counsel,
and afterward You will take me into glory.
25Whom have I in heaven but You?
And earth has nothing I desire besides You.
26My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
27Those who are far from You will perish;
You destroy all who are unfaithful to You.
28But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
I will tell of all Your deeds.
On yesterday, we were encouraged by this Psalm as we beheld the great keeping power of our God in verses 23 and 24.
In verse 25, Aspah declares what I pray is every believer’s declaration: “Whom have I…
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I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. Psalm 81:10 (King James Version) The Lord is the provider of all things that are good. Yet many times people don't turn to Him and seek His provision. Instead, they try … Continue reading Trusting in God’s Provision
What does these verses from the Psalms tell us? They show the very nature of God. Although we betray Him with our sinful ways, when we are in distress and call out to Him, He is quick to respond and deliver us from our horrid state.
Why would the Almighty do such a thing? Let’s make one thing clear, He saves not because we deserve it. If anything, we deserve to rot in the consequences of our sin.
Furthermore, the Lord does not save because He is gullible. He knows our nature and our tendency to rebel because of sin in us. He responds to our cries because it is a part of His nature.
Our Lord is full of grace and mercy. Those who seek Him and cry out to Him, He will come and rescue. He does this to show us that He is good and that we should trust Him alone and turn away from our sinful ways. Let us therefore abandon our sinful desires and embrace our Heavenly Father. It is better to know the goodness of the Lord this way rather than the hard way, after experiencing the consequences of our sin.
I may claim to know what is good for me, What is healthy for me I might say I know. But I only fool myself when I make such a statement, When I say such things I show how foolish I am. For I really have no idea what is truly right for me, What … Continue reading Goodness Found In God