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Kingdom clothes or Beggar’s rags?

A beggar lived near the King’s palace. One day he saw a proclamation posted that invited anyone to come and dine with the King. Yet the beggar looked down at his filthy rags and realized there was no way he … Continue reading

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Temporary Servants, not Maniac Managers

“We are not called to use time as maniac managers, but to steward it as watchful, temporary servants.” – Mark Labberton, Leadership magazine (Summer 2006)

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Getting in On the Creator’s Work

I believe that seeking to be “used” by God is really endeavoring to partner with His work. And friends, His business is the best thing we could ever be a part of. Continue reading

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Guidance: Reading the Signals

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The Coach in Your Corner

In the “game of life” a lot of what happens in the game is influenced by what happens in the benches. The difference between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat is summed up in this: As the play develops, are we able to respond not only to what we see, but also to what the Coach sees as He surveys the whole field? Sometimes our narrow understanding of game strategy and our restricted vantage point limits our ability to make the right calls. That’s why we need a Coach. If we’re going to fulfill the key role that God has called us to in life’s game, we’ll need to be able to read the signals as they come from the Holy Spirit. Continue reading

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Position: Playing Where it Counts

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Coach in Your Corner

The Holy Spirit?s work as Coach is to place you where you will best optimize the team objective. It?s the Spirit who recruits and gifts you. It?s the Spirit who has placed you in the body, wherever you?ve come from, Jew or Greek, slave or free, for a specific purpose and to play a specific position in the divine plan.If you assume that all we?re talking about here is who will teach the junior high students, or who?ll be an usher, you?re making a profound mistake and missing a powerful point. God has a game plan for accomplishing His greater vision and purposes through His body, the Church. Wherever we happen to find ourselves, we?re never a lone ranger, or playing a solo sport. We always operate as part of something bigger. We?re on team Jesus, part of the body of Christ, the Church. Continue reading

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