Why do so many view the laws and commands of God as narrow and confining? This is far from the truth. On the contrary, the laws and commands of God are both liberating and freeing.
Now I realize we are New Testament believers and ceremonial laws are no longer needed for all who are in Christ Jesus. I’m referring to the foundational principle of God’s law, mainly the moral laws and commands of the Lord found in both the Old and New Testaments.
Leading through challenging times is never easy. Here are a few things I am learning through a difficult leadership stretch at Convergence House of Prayer.
Without going through the entirety of the challenge I want to leave you with what I’m learning in the midst of it. I hope you can find some of these things beneficial as you face your own.
If we are to endure in living and leading well, we need to have three groups of people in our lives: those who build us, those who inspire us and those who need us.
When these three groups of people are around us, we will continually receive support, encouragement and be connected to the needs of others.
Hearing God’s voice is tricky so we need proper checks and balances that help us stay within the banks of what we sense God is saying. Without these checks and balances, we can make choices that have the potential to steer us in a direction other than God’s best. This not only impacts us personally but can also have great impact on those whom we love and lead.
Each year I determine which tools I’ll be using to pursue God more deeply and to reach the goals I sense He is speaking to me about.
I believe tools are essential for spiritual growth. Here is a brief list of the digital tools I use. Now I realize that you might use strictly paper and pen as your main tools for spiritual growth and in some ways I do too. But for daily Bible reading, journaling and goal setting I am exclusively digital.