John 3:16 Arrow For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life ^DREAM interpretation ministry




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The word for today- A daily devotional 7
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To Lead, You Must Keep Learning



'...Make every effort to add to your faith...' 2 Peter 1:5 NIV
As a leader you should stand on this Scripture: ‘[God’s]
divine power has given us everything we need for a godly
life …He has given us His very great and precious
promises, so that through them you may participate in the
divine nature…For this… reason, make every effort to add
to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and
to knowledge, self–control; and to self–control,
perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to
godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness,
love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing
measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and
unproductive.’ (2 Peter 1:3–8 NIV) Note the word ‘add’.
Whether you’re a leader at home, the workplace, or the
church, you must keep learning and growing. When you
continually invest in yourself, over time the inevitable
result is growth. Although it’s true that some people are
born with greater natural gifts than others, the ability to
lead is really a collection of skills, nearly all of which can
be learned and improved. But the process doesn’t happen
overnight. Leadership is complicated. It has many
different facets such as: respect, experience, emotional
strength, people skills, discipline, vision, momentum, and
timing—the list goes on and on. That’s why leaders
require so much seasoning to be effective.
The truth is, in order to keep leading, you must keep
learning and the learning process is ongoing, resulting
from self–discipline and perseverance. Your goal must be
to get a little better each day, to build on the previous
day’s success, and to learn from its failure. Solomon put
it this way: ‘A wise man will hear and increase
learning.’ (Proverbs 1:5 NKJV)
SoulFood: Ezek 31-33, Matt 18:21-35, Ps 80:12-19, Prov
15:15-17
This is The Word For Today

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You Can Break the Cycle (1)



'...Who sinned, this man or his parents...?' John 9:2 NKJV
‘His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this
man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus
answered, “Neither this man nor his par-ents sinned, but
that the works of God should be revealed in him.”’ (John
9:2–3 NKJV). When someone is trapped in a self–
destructive habit, we sometimes say it’s genetic: ‘It runs
in the family.’ Yet psychiatrists tell us 90% of those who
abuse others were first abused themselves; they are
simply ‘acting out’ what was done to them.
Some say if alcoholism and addiction run in your family,
you’ve got an ‘addictive gene’, meaning you’re at much
greater risk if you pick up a drink or a drug. But you’ll
notice Jesus didn’t get into the whole ‘nurture vs nature’
debate. In essence, He said, ‘This is just an opportunity
for God to demonstrate His love and grace by setting this
man free.’ So your problem may be too big for you, but
it’s not too big for God. It’s actually a platform for Him to
demonstrate His grace in your life.
‘Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the
Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether);
the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has
passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!’ (2
Corinthians 5:17 AMP) God doesn’t consult your past in
order to determine your future. Before you met Jesus, you
were spiritually dead. That’s why He said, ‘…you must be
born from above…’ (John 3:3 CEV) From that point
forward, the past no longer has any power over you
(except the power you give it). So you can break the
cycle.
SoulFood: Josh 1, Ps 27:11-14, 2 Tim 2:1-13
This is The Word For Today


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