It Takes More Faith to Rest Than to Work by Ronnie Floyd
Are you constantly hustling with little down time? Maybe you need to take a step back and reevaluate how to incorporate rest into your life and your schedule.
“It takes more faith to rest than to work.” My friend told me that one year earlier he was in the same place. He began his weeks away in Israel. He walked into a church for their worship service and their pastor was just returning from a sabbatical. His first words to the congregation were:It takes more faith to rest than to work.
Dave told me the Holy Spirit immediately confirmed in his heart that those words were for him. God used those words again in my life as he had used them in Dave’s. During my time away, I prayed daily, “Lord, it takes more faith to rest than to work. I trust you.” Through the Word of God and diligence in prayer, the Lord rested my soul while I was away. I give God praise.
Seven Simple Daily Prayers by Marshall Segal on Desiring God
Has your prayer life gotten stale? Marshall shares 7 simple prayers that we need to remember and are a good model for us all.
As we walk through the valley of the shadow of rut, many of us just put our heads down and hope for better days. But the Bible speaks too often and too highly of prayer for us to stay here long. Yes, we may know the Lord’s Prayerby heart, but those five verses are not the only guide we have to help us pray. God has given us all kinds of routes out of daily ruts in prayer. Take Psalm 86, for example. Here are seven simple daily prayers drawn from David’s prayer.
Set an Example in Your Speech by Tim Challies
We talk a lot about how powerful our words are on the blog, and Tim does a great job of diving into that topic based out of a passage in 1 Timothy.
You do not need to read far into the Bible to see the power of words. Actually, you only need to get to the third verse of the first book to see it. In Genesis 1:3 God speaks and begins to bring the world into existence. By the end of chapter 2 he has spoken into being everything that is, including humanity. He has declared that everything he has made is good and very good. God’s words are powerful!
3 Easy Ways to Burnout Your Team by Eric Geiger
Is your team exhausted and on the brink of burn out? You might need to read Eric’s advice.
A burned out team blesses and benefits those they are designed to serve less and less because those who are burned out live with muted passion and numb affections. Thus a wise and loving leader shudders at the thought of creating a culture that cultivates burnout. While much of the responsibility to guard against burnout rests on each person, leaders can surely drive a team to burnout. Whether leading a team of staff or a team of volunteers, here are three ways to raise the likelihood of burnout (Obviously, you don’t want to do these things).
Mentoring Made Simpler by Liz Steckel
I have a special place in my heart for mentoring and this post by Liz on LifeWay Women All Access is an encouraging read and leaves you with encouragement.
It seems everyone wants a mentor, but no one knows how to find one. It’s almost as if true disciple makers have become these elusive unicorns that magically disappear when approached, determined not to be caught. As a woman now in my mid-30s, I have longed for a spiritual life north of ordinary. I have hungered for women to speak Scripture into my bones, not just opinion. Women who love Jesus more than they love themselves. Women who are so saturated in the Spirit of God they can’t help but be compelled by the Spirit of God. And, I can’t help but notice I am not the only one.