The Power of Awareness

“And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?””‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭9:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Awareness of people is the first step toward making a difference in their lives.  One of the qualities I try to instill in other leaders is awareness. What was the barista’s name? Did you see that person’s countenance? Let’s hold the door for this single mom coming behind us.  You cannot minister to people you don’t see.  When David stepped into a place of widespread influence he… Read More

Your Window of Opportunity

I’m convinced that God often gives us opportunities that appear insignificant, but, when taken advantage of, lead to significant blessing. These windows of opportunity are often accompanied by the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit, opening our eyes to a situation and prompting us to take action. Philip sensed such an opportunity in Acts 8:29. Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.” (‭Acts‬ ‭8‬:‭29‬ NASB) Philip could have easily talked himself out of this prompting. Why would such a high ranking person in this chariot listen to… Read More

Someone is Praying for You

Jesus is praying for you right now. There’s nothing you are facing that is outside of his knowledge and compassion. I am praying for them… for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. (‭John‬ ‭17‬:‭9‬ ESV) Jesus came to earth as a Man, and was uniquely qualified to serve as our Prophet, Priest, and King. A prophet stands before people and speaks to them on behalf of God. A priest stands before God and talks to Him on behalf of the people. As our King Jesus exercises supreme sovereignty… Read More