>I have my daily quiet time in the morning.
Before kids came, I read and journaled for about 30 min.’s.
Today, with little kids, I read and write for about 15 min.’s.
Right now I am reading the NIV bible and I write in cheap-o journals (Walmart, & clearance tables at Barnes and Noble have great ones).
I thought I’d share a recent entry…word for word.
(warning: some of this will make no sense).
Don’t know what any of you will get out of reading this,
but felt led to do it so I am.
whom the Son sets free is free indeed! You are the way, the truth and the life, you are my King adn your love is amazing.
Thank you for:
-helping me write my teaching
-helping Gar teach this weekend
-Raul – my best friend who I trust the most on Earth
-your daily favor in our life: home, rest, health
-DJs 1st teacher, Mrs. Mora, and her permanent investment in his life.
Lord, I pray for:
-the FRC campuses, for them to grow, by even one today
-my teaching next weekend, empty me of myself
-Gar, Melissa, Allen, Sharon, Matt, Steve, Sammy
-Amy – please keep that baby in her womb, please keep baby safe til full term
-please give me patience w/ Andy and DJ; discernment for when to discipline
>This post is for hurting leaders:
the confused; the struggling; the attacked; the dejected; the depressed; the lost;
the suffering;the fallen.
Leader, if these words describe you, do not let these words define you.You exist in the eyes of God as if you were his only treasured leader.
To Him, you are irreplaceable.
He sees you where it hurts and he only wants to meet you there.
I pray, that this day, you are encouraged by His promise:
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned;
struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Corinthians 4:8)
This is not a catchy phrase or a good Hallmark line.
2 Corinthians 4:8 is a promise that has the living breath and the beating heart of God behind every word.
He put this verse in His book, which has outlasted every book ever written over the last 4000 years.
His word spans all generations and has saved the most downcast and dejected.
If you used any of the aforementioned words to describe you, use God’s promise to define you.
Hug on these words as though they were the only words left—and know that that would be plenty.And where ever you are, in the darkest corner of a lightless pit,
God is sitting there right beside you.
Friend, I’m praying for you.
And He loves you.
>I hate to read. I pray to lead. If you pray to lead, you must read. We must read to lead! Here are some of my fav’s…
1. It’s Your Ship
3. The Creative-Leader
6. Anything by John Ortberg
7. Anything by John Ortberg
8. Anything by John Ortberg
10. The Giving-Tree
Well, we put this photo before the judge, along with your hilarious entries.
OK, so, leaders lead because they exhibit tenacity in the face of danger; they have courage in the unknown; they model strength in the midst of weakness……..right?
Right. But not always.
I am TOTALLY scared to death about something.
I’m just wondering…do we think its OK to cut leaders some slack when they feel chicken?
Hum….hey, if you can translate this post into something, will you send along your thoughts? Your words could be the answer to many chicken’s prayers
These are pix from July 4th, and this team is our FRC-Doral campus. Again, I tip my hats to my Flamingo-friends. They sweated alot to reach out on the 4th. South Florida in July is bloody hot, man. It got me thinking about Jesus. In his leadership, I’m sure he sweated alot for the sake of reaching out. He didn’t have a car w/ AC to get from one soulful task to the next. He didn’t have a vacation place to escape to, in between healing missions. Jesus was a man on his feet, sweating in desertland, all for the sake of reaching out. Do you think….that in order to “lead it” we sometimes have to be willing to “sweat it?” The ultimate display of this, of course, is the carrying of a cross on a back, after being whipped, all the way up a hillside, then being nailed to it. Sobering thought.
OK, leaders – we lead, right? But how do we fight? I don’t mean take him or her out back & see who will throw the first punch (which, btw, happened to me in 7th grade). But how do we, as leaders, handle conflict?