May 23 – Learning To Lead

How can you spot an effective, confident leader? Look for the one serving others.

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May 15 – Lifted

All too often the reason doubt creeps in, the reason I begin to question the will and the calling of God for my life is because I have made myself, or my issues great and I have made Him less in my life.

May 14 – Bend Down

The woman caught in adultery was being made a spectacle. What began as a “private” sin between two consenting adults had been turned into a public spectacle. All of a sudden everybody knew and was all up in her business. Every eye in the very crowded city was on her… And then Jesus bent down and began writing in the dust. Whatever it was that He wrote, the attention was taken off of the adulteress. On this day of disaster, in a moment of terror, with that one simple act Jesus provided a refuge. He moved the spotlight of conviction and turned it right around on her accusers.

May 13 – The Armor Bearer

Read: 1Samuel 14:1-52, John 7:31-53, Psalm 109:1-31, Proverbs 15:5-7  “Let’s go across to the outpost of those pagans,” Jonathan said to his armor bearer. “Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!” (1 Samuel 14:6)   Relate: If I have my information…

May 12 – Killing Jesus

I am a murderer. Not in a legal sense, no. I do not have to worry about any statute of limitations and have no need to try and bury any evidence to prevent experiencing an extended stay at my local penitentiary. Actually, I have much bigger things to worry about.

May 11 – Imagine

Try to imagine a world without emotion. It is hard, nearly impossible. Imagine looking at a sunrise or a sunset and not seeing color. Imagine black and white everywhere. The world would be like Dorothy’s before going to OZ. She might have thought she knew what colors were but once she went to that magical place they truly opened up for her. Then, all she wanted was to get back to her safe black and white world. I couldn’t imagine doing the same.