God cares about your sleeping, eating and exercise. The question is: Do you care about it as much as He does?
We need to be radical about serving.
Is it any wonder thankfulness is in short supply? If we are over-full with God, then we overflow with thanksgiving.
We hear it all the time. It’s become part of our lingo, and we don’t even realize we’re saying it.
Many Christians use mercy and grace interchangeably, but there is a huge difference. Mercy is not getting the bad we deserve, which I am abundantly grateful for. However, grace is getting the good we don’t deserve.
I guess they had never heard the famous Winston Churchill quote, “Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in…” As a great leader, Churchill advised people to not quit.
Leadership starts with followership. Be intentional to learn how to lead by first following. God is calling us as coaches, athletes, volunteers, donors and staff to follow well. Remember: when you follow well, you lead well.
As soon as I said it, my accountability partner responded, “Why did you have to say that?” I didn’t respond. I knew why I said it but didn’t want to confess.
This cycle of fasting and thanksgiving was 2 Chronicles 7:14 in action: calling upon the Lord, being humble, praying and seeking God’s face. This was the real origin of Thanksgiving.
Don’t think you can live for Christ without being connected. The Christian life is intended to be lived as a team sport. Get an all-access friend or two. Two are better than one.