THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER: Learning to Experience the Immanuel Moment


THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER PILLAR 2: INTIMACY Learning to Experience the Immanuel Moment   As we are growing into whole-hearted leaders, and especially as we are maturing in intimacy, we want to have a deeper interactive relationship with Jesus. And that’s why I want us to tap into a powerful inner-healing tool, called the Immanuel Moment, that will take us to special moments of connection and communication with Him. This concept was introduced by Dr. Karl Lehman, a Christian psychiatrist who loves to integrate his personal faith with medical science.   Living life with an awareness of the nearness of God directly impacts [...]

THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER: Learning to Experience the Immanuel Moment2020-11-27T15:04:58+00:00

THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER: How Do I Grow into a Whole-hearted Leader?


THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER PILLAR 1: IDENTITY How Do I Grow into a Whole-hearted Leader? When you begin to discover your wiring, to become aware of your motivations, and to recognize God’s imprint on you, then you are on the journey to become the best version of you. Perhaps you’ve been in a place where you lessen yourself and think that something outside of you is going to redeem you. But God has already put inside of you these qualities and characteristics so you can impact the people in the world around you. He has given each of us motivational design gifts, [...]

THE WHOLE-HEARTED LEADER: How Do I Grow into a Whole-hearted Leader?2020-06-09T10:18:23+00:00

Prayer and Action: What’s That in Your Hand?


God loves to partner with us – He puts His stamp of grace on our words of faith and makes them happen.   And, as we walk in step with the Holy Spirit, we find that there’s a time to prophesy, a time to pray, and a time to put God’s plan into action.   The Father loves it when we come up with faith-filled ideas! Sometimes, we’ll say something really good, and the Father goes, “Yeah, I like that!”  And then, boom!  He puts His grace on it and makes it happen. It’s like when my child comes up and says, [...]

Prayer and Action: What’s That in Your Hand?2019-07-20T04:07:03+00:00

See! Advance! Shout! Shout to the Lord!


Do you know when to be silent and when to shout from the rooftops?  There are times to keep your mouth shut, and then there are those times to just let it rip! “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…a time to be silent and a time to speak.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7 NIV) A time to be silent…and a time to shout – those were God’s instructions for Joshua and the people of Israel as they faced the great stronghold of Jericho.  We read in Joshua 6 that God had given them three [...]

See! Advance! Shout! Shout to the Lord!2019-03-04T11:31:44+00:00

The Plan of God Revealed: The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil


Do you ever struggle with feelings of self-condemnation? Have you caught yourself judging others? Do your life circumstances sometimes make you doubt God’s goodness and His love for you? Today, we’re going to explore the roots of a judgmental spirit, and how direct encounter with God can set us on a correct path – the path where we, as individuals and as the church as a whole, can achieve the plan that God has revealed for us. […]

The Plan of God Revealed: The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil2019-03-05T16:17:25+00:00

Our Sonship: The Four Basic Needs God Put into Our Hearts


Many people struggle to have true intimacy with God or with their family.  Today we’re going to look the root cause of our trouble with connecting with God, with our spouse, with our children, or with others. […]

Our Sonship: The Four Basic Needs God Put into Our Hearts2019-03-14T16:54:15+00:00

My Sonship: The Heart of the Father


Who are we in Christ?  In Romans 8:16-17 we read, “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  Now, if we are God’s children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.” What are the implications of being God’s sons and daughters and co-heirs with Christ?  How does the character of our Father God relate to our relationship with Him and with our ministry to others? […]

My Sonship: The Heart of the Father2019-03-14T16:53:30+00:00

Kingdom Character: Growing in Wisdom


Wisdom is something that most people want more of in their lives. We understand the importance of making wise decisions today in order to have a better future. But where does wisdom come from? And how do we get it? First, understand that God grants us the spirit of wisdom & revelation. In fact, Proverbs 9:10 says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. So if we want to grow in the characteristic of wisdom, we need to start by honoring and respecting God. Defining Wisdom Many people think that wisdom and understanding are the same things, [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Wisdom2019-03-10T17:41:06+00:00

Kingdom Character: Growing in Self-Control


God wants us to mature in our character to become more like Christ, and self-control is an area that people can get the wrong idea about. When you hear the words, “self-control,” don’t hear, “You have to do it all on your own.” That’s not true. We can’t do everything by our own self-will. The key to self-control is having the will to submit and be surrendered to the Spirit of God. Self-Control in the Bible The Bible mentions self-control often and even shares stories of people who either had or lacked the characteristic. In Titus 1:6-9, being self-controlled and temperate [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Self-Control2019-03-10T17:36:44+00:00

Kingdom Character: Growing in Honesty


Probably for most of us, honesty seems like a pretty easy topic. We don’t outright lie to people or tell lies, so honesty is one of those “been there – done that” subjects. But I think that God wants us to grow in character in the area of honesty and to challenge ourselves to really live blamelessly and above reproach. What does scripture say about honesty and lying? First of all, the Bible is clear that Satan is the “father of lies” (John 8:44), and Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). Not only is lying condemned [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Honesty2019-03-14T17:04:33+00:00
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