If your Tongue is like a Steering Wheel, where is it Leading you?

This week I began a month-long reading of the Old Testament book of Joshua (download the New Hope Worship Center mobile app for the reading plan and devotionals). Joshua is an exceptional example of a godly leader, having led Israel from the wilderness into the land God promises them. Joshua gives us some insight into what is required to possess God’s promises: You will need to be strong and courageous. Josh. 1:6 says, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their… Read More

Why Leaders Should Embrace Change

“Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go… (Joshua 1:2 ESV) Transition. For a woman in labor, transition means increased pain, followed by the joy of new life. Transition can often be that way – at work, at church, at home – transitions can be somewhat painful, yet they lead to seasons of new life and potential. A leader must embrace change readily. Often, in an effort to minimize the pain of transition, leaders resist change, not realizing they are impeding God’s progressive nature to bring His people into new seasons… Read More