Posts with the tag “leading”

Trusting God's Plan Beyond Our Dreams
by Ed Newton on March 16th, 2024
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." - Isaiah 55:8-9   Have you ever found yourself wrestling with God's plan, feeling uncertain and hesitant because it seems different from the hopes and dreams you've held onto for so long? It's...  Read More
Blessings in Obedience to God's Will
by Ed Newton on February 8th, 2024
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11   As we have discussed the last couple days, God gives us a beautiful gift through free will. As human beings, God has given each of us the ability to make choices and decisions for ourselves. However, this does not mean that God doesn’t care what we do. I...  Read More
The Danger of Ignoring God's Calling
by Ed Newton on January 8th, 2024
"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it.'" - Isaiah 30:21   Have you ever felt a nudge, a whisper in your heart, prompting you to step into something significant for God? Maybe it's a calling to serve, a mission field, or a specific purpose in your life. Whatever form it takes, God's calling is not to be taken ligh...  Read More
The Power of Obedience
by Ed Newton on October 20th, 2023
"But if you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land." - Isaiah 1:19   There is no better decision you can make than to obey God. When God gives you a purpose or a mission, it's a call to action that should not be taken lightly. Obedience to His plan is a path filled with challenges, but the consequences of following Him are always worth it. Obedience to God is not merely a mat...  Read More
Leading with Courage: Making Tough Choices
by Ed Newton on September 29th, 2023
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9 (NIV)   As a leader, you will inevitably encounter moments when tough decisions must be made. These choices can be daunting, but remember that God has equipped you with the strength and courage to lead with wisdom and compassion. Consid...  Read More
Motivational Gifts
by Ed Newton on June 5th, 2023
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation, the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” - Romans 12:6-8  Do you know what your spiritual gi...  Read More
Pushed In
by Ed Newton on September 16th, 2022
“He said to them, ‘Pick me up and hurl me into the sea; then the sea will quiet down for you, I know it is because of me that this great tempest has come upon you.’” - Jonah 1:12   One night, a billionaire was hosting a party at his mansion. It got towards the end of the night and the billionaire decided to bring his guests outside for this last piece of entertainment. He invited his guests to his...  Read More
Will You Be Ready?
by Ministry Support on August 4th, 2022
“The man who does not give up when tests come is happy. After the test is over, he will receive the crown of life. God has promised this to those who love Him.” - James 1:12   We have spent the last few days talking about the situations, circumstances, and people God either allows or intentionally places in your life for whatever purpose He might want. What we know by now is that, with God, nothin...  Read More

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