Wednesday, 31 July 2019
- The harmony of leadership
- The compassion aspect of free will
- The balance of ownership
Without compassion, ownership becomes ‘lordship’. Valor is rich in service, it is the splendor of the ‘king’
To actualize harmony in a group setting, self focus must be allowed to stop. Yielding to the needs of others reconditions selfish habits by replacing them with service habits.
It is OK to apply self focus in order to be the best for others, just be sure you’re not creating a false image of yourself in the process. In other words, use introspection as a tool for shaping, not an instrument to cut yourself down and out.
The Master Designer created us to reciprocate our true splendor back to Him. How we accomplish this is found in the words we use towards others.
Suggested concept to ponder: Great leaders choose words responsibly.
- Am I clear in my requests or instruction to those in ‘my service’?
- what about my understanding of the instructions of those I serve?
- Am I spreading my compassion too thin with too many projects?
- Am I part of a team? Or, am I a one-man-show?
Challenge: Place your entire focus today on the words you use. Use ONLY positive words, encouraging expressions and compassionate opinions in your responses.
Beauty fosters Sovereignty
Paul’s final instructions to the Thessalonian Christians are applicable even today:
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work.
Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it.
Brothers, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.