— “Each of us is called to be a Joshua—each in our own way, in our own circumstances, with our own God-given personality.” — “If you’re going to ask God to do something impossible in your life, you’ve got to have some clarity about what you’re asking for.” — “Accomplishing the impossible is all about seeing the invisible.” — “When God speaks, he does not … Continue reading Sun Stand Still Chapters 2-5
I just ordered the e-book of Steven Furtick’s Sun Stand Still and will be posting highlights from each chapter as well as some personal insights about the chapter. Continue reading The Book Report: Sun Stand Still
For years, I have heard leaders that I respect talk about vision and how it is born out of need. But I was arrested with a thought that never occurred to me (maybe you got this one before I did, lol): vision is born not out of need but out of intimacy with God. As I wrestle with “the next step” of my ministry journey, … Continue reading In the Beginning…
Principle #3: You must be prepared for the vision God has prepared for you. God laid some very heavy insight on Joseph, so heavy that his family was ready to kill him. Joseph endured and intense and sometimes painful preparation process before God’s vision for him actually manifested. First, he was betrayed by his own brothers and sold into slavery (Genesis 37:12-36), wrongfully accused of … Continue reading Something About Joseph, Pt. 3
Principle #2: God’s vision for your life will not always please others. Poor Joseph. All that vision and all that hateraid from his family. The fact is that not everyone, even some of your closest family and friends, will be happy with what God is doing in your life. That can be a hard pill to swallow unless we wash it down with a little … Continue reading Something About Joseph, Pt. 2
Joseph, favored son of Jacob, has some important lessons to teach us about how God uses the stuff in and around us to make us into Christ-centered leaders. Principle #1: Joseph received a vision from God before he demonstrated the character of God. Joseph was young, immature and a tad full of himself. Truth is, God’s intended purposes outstrip our current maturity quotient. God often … Continue reading Something About…Joseph?
From Nancy Ortberg’s unleashing the Power of rubber bands: lessons in non-linear leadership: “Vision is a team sport.” In other words, you cannot fulfill it alone and must invite others into the vision in order to see it through. The ministries that collapse are the ministries that foolishly tied the vision to one person. Is the vision for your church, ministry, or organization God-centered or … Continue reading Nancy Ortberg’s Rubber Band Revelations