Restoring Our Time

In order to be restored to authenticity, we need to surrender our time. Paul referenced this as, “Redeeming the time” (Ephesians 5:16 KJV). The NIV translates this phrase, “making the most of every opportunity” (Ephesians 5:16 NIV). Paul had at least two choices for his word, time: chronos or kairos. Chronos is where we get […]

What’s Fair

When it comes to interpersonal conflict, what is fair? Fairness includes straight paths. Solomon taught emerging leaders: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6). Solomon also passed along his father’s advice, saying, […]

Possessions and Purpose

Are you locked inside the thought that life consists in the abundance of your possessions? Do you want to accumulate one more car, boat, house, collectible, business, or zero on the end of your investment account? Jesus warned: “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist […]

The Heart and the Hand

Do you respond to God’s generosity and to the needs of others with generosity in kind? What have you done with the three resources of your life when no one was looking that changed the circumstances of someone else? When have you given your time, talent, or treasure to someone who offered nothing in return? […]

Wisdom Seen in 2013

How will wisdom be seen in 2013? Wisdom is God’s heart intersecting with street smarts. It’s a picture of the cross. In order for us to apply our relationship with God to our earthly relationships and tasks, we must humble all four chambers of our spiritual hearts to Him (Proverbs 1:7). We can remember the […]