Archive for July, 2014

July 31, 2014

CRITERIA

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

I the LORD search the heart, I try thereins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Some people think they are not morally up to the standard of leadership. Others think that they have no leadership qualities. Others feel that they have too many personal problems to become leaders. They cannot imagine being saddled with other people’s problems.

I have good news for you today! God does not work with perfect people. He works with willing people. He looks at the heart and He understands your human weakness. If Jesus had looked for perfection, I can assure you that none of the disciples would have qualified for leadership positions in the church.

Take Peter for example; he betrayed the Lord Jesus three times just a few weeks after he was ordained. He swore and cursed as though he had received no training. Yet, the Lord used him.

Take the other disciples, who argued over their positions in Heaven. “And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest” (Luke 22:24). After arguing over who would be the greatest, they all deserted Christ when He needed them most. Would you trust such people? Would you use such people? Yet the Lord did! You do not haveto be perfect to become a leader.

This does not mean that there are no standards. God expects the highest standards of character and morality; and yet, He works with imperfect people. God looks at the heart. Make sure that your heart is right and God will be able to use you (1 Samuel 16:7).

July 30, 2014

EMOTIONS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Ezra 3:10-13

Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

John 11:35,36

People are attracted to people who show emotion. Don’t be afraid of showing emotion. People will gather around you and listen to what you have to say because you are real. There is no need to live in pretence because you are a leader. Everyone born on this earth laughs, cries, gets angry and becomes happy. There are highs and lows in everyone’s life.

People who do not show emotion kill the atmosphere around them. It is very tense to sit with a strict and unsmiling individual who makes no contribution to the conversation going on. Emotionless men and women are often strict, stern, authoritarian, exacting and rigorous. They may also be phoney and artificial. People simply do not want to deal with a pretender. They feel that if someone reveals his true emotions, the things he says will also be true. A show of emotion stirs up the emotions of others.

When people are stirred up emotionally, they become more committed. People love to listen to a preacher who ministers varied emotions of joy, anger, sadness and suspense.

Jesus, our great example, showed emotion on a number of occasions. He was moved with compassion for lost and helpless people (Matthew 9:36). Jesus was also angry with hypocrites and drove them out of the temple (John 2:13-15).

Most people don’t know what to do with their emotions. If they find someone who is successful in spite of the real emotions he feels, they would like to relate with him.

“Take control of your well being and you’ll start being well.” – #BillyCox #Motivation #TeamPositiveThinker

The 23rd Psalm

This is an eye opener; some probably never thought nor looked at this Psalm in this way, even though they say it over and over again.

The Lord is my Shepherd
That’s Relationship!

I shall not want
That’s Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
That’s Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters
That’s Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul
That’s Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
That’s Guidance!

For His name sake
That’s Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
That’s Testing!

I will fear no evil
That’s Protection!

For Thou art with me
That’s Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me
That’s Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies
That’s Hope!

Thou annointest my head with oil
That’s Consecration!

My cup runneth over
That’s Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life
That’s Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
That’s Security!

Forever
That’s Eternity!

“Anything in life worth having is worth working for!” – Andrew Carnegie

The way of a worshipper is constantly putting oneself in God’s hands. It begins by examining ourselves in view of #Psalm89.15 and #1Pet2.5 What does it mean to learn his ways, be holy and acceptable to God? #WorshipTeamTraining

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Money

In today’s market bombarded by the internet bubble, aggressive businesses, and intelligent customers who only buy from competitive suppliers, it is imperative to find new out-of-the-box ways to stay in business.

One of the solutions I give to my clients is to raise their vibrations, and hence become magnets in their markets. So, how does one become a magnet? Here are some of the proven steps:

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  1. Let go of your self-limiting beliefs, and change your thought processes by thinking about what you want 24/7.
  2. Do whatever it takes to feel good. Think about your sales objectives, how you will feel when you achieve that goal, and then start feeling that way. It is like living fast-forward. Some call it visualization; but this time, it is practically infusing yourself with good feelings regardless of whatever is going on in your external environment.
  3. Dress, act, and talk your brand-theme…

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