Faith results in action!

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. – James 2:26

Your daily commitment to the pursuit of what God gave you to do is the work that evidences your faith. Likewise, in both life and business, a genuine belief that you can accomplish your goals is never absent of clear, decisive effort in the direction of those objectives.

Redeeming the time…

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
-Ephesians 5:15-16

For many of us in Christian leadership, this passage of scripture is quite familiar, and we may have used often in our teaching and preaching, so it can be easy to see it only from the perspective of our religious traditions.

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A word on Thrift…

Go to the ant, sluggard; consider her ways and be wise; who having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provides her food in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest. (Proverbs 6:6-8)

Financial tip of the day:

It’s good to remember that ants don’t just plan for their provision, but they are also not wasteful or irresponsible with their resources.

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Is God on speaker-phone?

speakerGod called you, but your life is on speaker-phone. You answered the call, but you have had so many other things going on that you may have not given it your full attention. Leaders, it is time to end the spiritual multitasking and return to that first love in which God so had your attention that your call was not only revealed, but clarified to the extent that you chose to answer it. So much of what happened in those early years of ministry were in fact only a foretaste, a glimpse of who he intended you to be, and once more the Lord calls, “RETURN TO ME.” It’s time to come higher, to dig deeper, and to at last refuse to settle for anything less than the full extent of the manifestation of your sonship in him.