Momentum becomes unstoppable when you lead others to walk with God. Every person has influence in someone else’s life – a parent with a child, an older sibling with a younger one, a husband with a wife and vice versa, a grandparent with a grandchild. Teachers, coaches, ministers, supervisors, managers, on and on it goes because everyone influences so many other lives. Is everyone a leader? Continue reading
What are two essential questions for every leader?
1. What are you learning?
My father used to tell me, “If you stop learning, you stop living.” When a leader stops learning, their influence starts diminishing. You can only lead someone else if you know where you are and who you are. Then everything we experience in life compounds our education. Continue reading
Football season is here! Which teams will be good? Which ones will surprise everyone? Which ones will fall apart over the next 4 months? Which teams will gain a sense of momentum as the season goes on? One thing is certain, if you could dissect the teams that make it to the finals you would find an interesting study in personal ownership. The rosters of the teams that win are filled with athletes who take winning personally – the success of their team doesn’t only reside with their coaching staff – each player individually owns it! Ownership is making something yours. It’s taking possession of it and assuming responsibility for it. Spiritually in your relationship with God, ownership is the key to maintaining momentum. It’s one thing to get in the flow of where God is at work around you – it’s another thing to STAY there. What areas of your spiritual growth do you need to own? (Prayer? Sharing your faith? Stewardship and generosity? Personal Bible Study habits?) Whatever the discipline, follow Paul’s advice “I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified” (1 Cor 9:27 NLT)
Check out any of the upcoming messages on Ownership in person or live-streaming at mobberly.org or podcast anytime after each week.
9/1/19 “Advanced Riders Only” (Moses and Water From the Rock, Numbers 20)
9/8/19 “Follow the Signs” (Isaac and the Wells, Genesis 26)
9/15/19 “Just Keep Swimming” (Noah and the Flood, Genesis 6)
9/22/19 “Keep Calm & Carry On” (Israelites Crossing the Red Sea, Exodus 14)
9/29/19 “Carry Your Own Weight” (Blind Man at Bethesda Pool, John 5)
In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered America, which has become the most powerful and influential nation in the world. In 1955, Dr. Jonas Salk discovered the cure for polio, which has saved countless lives. In 1958, Jack Kilby, working in a lab at Texas Instruments discovered the first micro-chip, which paved the way for nano-technology and personal computers. Discovery is about finding something you didn’t even know existed. All of us make discoveries throughout our lives. In our relationship with God, the first step for all of us is the same – Discovery! What will you discover in the coming weeks about joining God where He is already working – about getting in the flow? Momentum begins when we Discover where God is at work, and we join Him there.
How do you see God? Nothing in all your life will impact your life more than how you see God. We tend to think of God as good and powerful, but no matter how great our view of God is, we tend to reduce Him to something we can see in measurable and controllable terms. What we truly need to see is God as He has revealed Himself to us. God shows us Himself in Christ, in crisis, and even in creation. Continue reading
A river is easier to channel than to stop. Momentum is the sense that things are changing for the better, things are moving in a positive direction, we are picking up steam, gaining ground, making progress, moving forward. Continue reading
Today we visited Mt. Carmel. On this mountain top God showed his power and that same power resides in us through the Holy Spirit.
We also went on a night voyage onto the Sea of Galilee with Continue reading