You can read Random Thoughts Part 1, 2 , 3 and 4 that were previous posts. Here are more thoughts, leader to leader. Most of these come on a daily email I get from a friend here at LifeWay. Sometimes I get them and they stop me in my tracks. I just have to save and re-read each one. Comments in italics are my own musings about the thoughts. I pray these will bless you as well as you journey through 2011 in His power!
1. “Don’t expect God to make you a lighthouse somewhere else, if you can’t be a candle where you are.” (Unknown author) Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much. (Luke 16:10 HCSB) Please help me to be faithful where ever you have me right now, any way you want to use me.
2. “There is no torment like the inner torment of an unforgiving spirit." (Charles Swindoll) See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many. (Heb 12:14-15 HCSB) Who have I never forgiven, Lord. Please let me extend the same grace to you have extended to me.
3. "The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day." (E.M. Bounds) At daybreak, Lord, You hear my voice; at daybreak I plead my case to You and watch expectantly. (Psalms 5:3 HCSB) Lord, let nothing get in the way with my time with you daily. Everything else in life will flow from that relationship and time spent in your Word, listening, and praying.
I pray these will speak to you not only as you read today, but as you go through this year and face busyness and challenges!