Do You Hear Me Now, God?

Listen to Our Hearts by Geoff Moore

God is near. It’s a good thing to stop each day and thank God for all He is. Say it, express it, then STOP and wait!

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Encouragement – What “hope and promise” has God given you?

Pay special attention to the “for God” part in verse 23.

Got a promise God has given to you?

Hebrews 10:19-25

19 And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 20 By his death,t Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. 21 And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, 22 let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

 

FOCUS

Focus on Leadership

Facebook, Twitter, Web, Letters, Email, Cell Phone, Text Messages, Interruptions.

All of these are in ADDITION to what leadership really is – to inspire people to change and grow toward what God wants them to be. And to introduce the hope of Jesus to those who are not followers.

What if:

YOU FOCUSED for THREE ONE-HOUR SEGMENTS each day? Turn off everything and get the important things cleaned up and out of the way. Then ENJOY the other stuff systematically.

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Buy on Amazon: Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

Chazown Book Review

Chazown Book Review, Author: Craig Groeschel

I think as people, we are always looking to find our way, and that is certainly scriptual. God has a plan and purpose for our lives that will only be fulfilling if He is involved.

Craig brings this out in a very easy-to-read and inspiring book. Chazown is a Hebrew word that means dream, revelation or vision. The key verse is Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.

We need Chazown (vision) in order to thrive as a believer. As Craig unwraps the theme, it challenges all of us to pray a lot over how we are becoming more and more devoted to Christ’s action plan for us. It does not come immediately, but certainly is intentional.

Here are the five areas explored:

  • Your relationship with God
  • Your relationship with people
  • Your financial health
  • Your physical health
  • Your life’s work

Link for book PLUS DVD.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=revtimthinks-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B001TKQUYU&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

I received this book for free to review from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

Posterous vs. Tumblr

I REALLY like Posterous. But today I took a lot of time debating whether to make a new site ( http://LeaderShare.com ) at Tumblr or Posterous. In the end, I had to go with Tumblr. The reason? It has a simple “submit” button, and a simple “ask a question” button. That actually made the difference for me.

You see, I want people — other leaders — to contribute short lists of 5 or less items that will help us try or retry leadership stuff. It can be a simple list, or a list with descriptions. Posterous lets you “contribute” but you have to register and jump through hoops. And because of this, it is not ready for what I want at a site for sharing information. 

What do you use?

Oh, and if you have something to contribute? Just go to LeaderShare.com and drop something in, ok?

Haiti Trip Postponed

With about 72 hours notice, our trip to Haiti has been postponed. Facing hurricanes, mudslides, people being even more displaced, and uncertainty has made this trip too unsafe for now. 

It looks like it may be rescheduled for January, but I won’t know much more until next week (hopefully by Wednesday). I’m bummed because Convoy of Hope wanted to do this tour for about a dozen pastors. Please pray for the people of Haiti — they are pretty forgotten and times are really difficult there.

Reading Leads to Knowing

Have you ever wanted to know God? I mean, really KNOW Him? If you do, it will take a lot of time. Knowing God is much more than a simple hike in the mountains, soaking in a sunset, or running in the rain. All those things are romantic, emotional, and refreshing. But there is so much more to it, isn’t there.

If you want to strengthen your faith, a formula exists. It has been proven over much time and by the millions. You gain faith by READING the BIBLE. Yes, reading it a lot!

Many people KNOW a ton about Harry Potter, the Twilight series, even Star Wars or Jaws. I’ve “put in my time” with the Rocky movies and can talk about him with the best of them.

When it comes to IDENTIFYING with CHRIST, we must absorb and then practice. Study – to SHOW yourself approved and then realize that you were created to do great things for the cause of Jesus.

Ummm…. it LOOKS like something. A changed life lives it’s values OUT LOUD. I challenge you to allow God to change YOU!

“One of the marks of our modern time is the fact that many are guilty of merely “nibbling” at the truth of the Christian gospel. If the cross of Jesus Christ means what it should to us and we know that we must carry it and die on it and then rise and live above it, we will have a constant desire to advance and gain spiritual ground.”

– A.W. Tozer, Day By Day