Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Transition of Leadership

This week started with a quick trip to Yorktown Virginia. I drove from Xenia to Yorktown on Monday, participated in a meeting at Langley Air Force Base on Tuesday and then drove home on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday were spent at the office catching up on email and other work.

During my scripture reading this week I transitioned from Deuteronomy (Moses dies) to Joshua (Joshua starts leading).
  • In Luke 10 it states that Martha was worried about many things, but Mary chose to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen
  • Ask and receive, seek and find, knock and it will open (Luke 11)
  • Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and obey it (Luke 11:28)
  • Reckless words injure, wise words heal (Proverbs 12:18)
  • In Luke 11 Jesus was very confrontational when dealing with those who focused on looking good on the outside while harboring sin on the inside. (We call this hypocrisy)
  • Just like Moses, we need to know when to step down or away (Deuteronomy 31)
  • Am I acknowledging God before men or do I disown Him? (Luke 12)
  • Also in Luke 12 it says to be on guard against greed because life does not consist of possessions
  • In Deuteronomy 32 the Lord demonstrated his justice by allowing Moses to see the Promised Land but not allowing him to enter it
  • Am I bearing any fruit? What fruit am I bearing? Am I like a fig tree that will be cut down? (Luke 13)
  • Jesus was focused on the work of today and tomorrow and reaching his goal, which was death! (Luke 13:32-33)

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