On first name basis

Proverbs 8:1-4 Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors: “To you, O men, I call, … More On first name basis

Overcoming anger

Psalm 37:8 “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret—it only causes harm.” Ephesians 4:31 “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.” Colossians 3:8 “But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.” Ecclesiastes 7:9 “Do not hasten in … More Overcoming anger

Overcoming anxiety

Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.” Leader, sometimes being told not to be anxious is enough to make one anxious – it seems impossible not to worry about something at least some of the time. Yet, one of the most repeated commands in God’s Word … More Overcoming anxiety

Overcoming thoughtlessness

Proverbs 3:13-15 “Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.” Leader, the value of wisdom in every-day life, but especially in your position, cannot be overestimated. I … More Overcoming thoughtlessness

Rest and rejoice

Leaders, and those who support them, should make the best of this time where most of the world seems to take it easier. ‘Rest and rejoice’ is thus the last blog for 2016. Lord willing, ‘Blessing Leaders’ will continue early 2017. May the wonder, peace and joy of this season fill your heart and home. … More Rest and rejoice

Unrest’s invitation

James 3:16 “For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices.” Leader, I bless you with freedom from confusion in your own mind as well as among those in your sphere of influence. Guard your thoughts and examine your … More Unrest’s invitation

Light your way

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Leader, I bless you with a hunger to know more of the word of … More Light your way

Nothing to hide

Proverbs 10:9 “He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known.” Leader, I bless you with speaking, doing and ruling in a way that grows the respect others have for you. I bless you with walking with integrity. Just look around you at the many in positions of power whose … More Nothing to hide

Quash confusion

Isaiah 61:7 “Instead of your shame you shall have double honour, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore, in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs.” Leader, I bless you with not just surviving a time of difficulty, but with receiving double honour because you came through it without compromising on the principles … More Quash confusion