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Lucky?

Trust in luck? Are you kidding?
Do you think that I’m a schmuck?
Only God can bring us blessings,
Not some random pagan luck!

Don’t bring me four leaf clovers,
Hang a horseshoe on my wall.
A severed rabbit’s foot charm?!
How could that bring help at all?

Black cats just don’t concern me,
Broken mirrors should they fall.
Passing ‘neath an open ladder,
I’m not worried, not at all!

Hard work and lots of prayer time,
I am on my knees at dawn.
The Lord and I are partners.
That is what I’m counting on.

My Father has it covered.
He sends all I really need.
I’m swimming in His blessings.
Am I lucky? No indeed!

Devotional

James 1:16-17 (NKJV)
“Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”

From this important passage we find three reasons true leaders do not depend upon luck.

1. God is the source of “every good gift.” Since “every perfect gift is from above,” giving credit to luck is like biting the hand that feeds you.

2. The source of our blessings is described as “the Father of lights.” Good leaders make decisions based upon clarity and illumination, not random chance.

3. Good leaders celebrate the advantages of consistency, a place where “there is no variation or shadow of turning.”

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Watch and Choose

Today I sat and watched the world,
They waved at me with sin unfurled.
With shameless acts the heart contrives,
They hurried through their stress-filled lives.

I turned away and watched the Lord,
I saw what others had ignored.
I saw His church reach out in love.
I saw a peace born from above.

I asked myself, which should I choose,
An empty life, the Devil’s ruse,
Or should I seek a life in Christ,
And by His peace to be enticed?

I left my chair, the choice was made,
No longer would I be afraid.
Within the church I’d take my place,
I’d battle Satan, win my race.

The world has nothing it can give,
To bring me peace or help me live.
My hope is anchored to the cross,
I give up all but have no loss.

Devotional

Galatians 2:20 (NKJV)
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Perhaps the greatest irony of the human experience is that eternal beings must die in order to live. Within this passage, we find four parts to this ultimate journey of leadership.

1. Our death must be “with Christ.” Only through a partnership in His crucifixion can our death result in life. Study Romans 6:3-4.

2. This partnership in death must result in Christ living within us. Study 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.

3. The new life, though lived “in the flesh,” must be lived by “faith.” Study 2 Corinthians 5:6-8.

4. Just as in death, the sustaining power of the new life is “the Son of God.” Study John 14:6.

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The Interview

Two men with identical qualifications were competing for the same job. In order to decide which man would be hired, both men were brought in and a test of 75 questions was administered.

After grading the test, it was announced that even though both men missed the same question, one man was definitely more qualified than the other.

“How can that be?!” demanded the man who was not hired. “We both only missed one question!”
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