“Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying: ‘What share have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Now, see to your own house, O David!’ So Israel departed to their tents.” ~ 1 Kings 12:16
A leader can’t connect with people when he is only communicating among groups; he must connect with individuals. The stronger the relationship and connection between individuals, the more likely the follower will help the leader. Successful leaders always initiate; they take the first step and make the effort to continue building relationships.
Connecting with people isn’t complicated, but it takes effort. Observe the truths about connection that Rehoboam, son of David, ignored:
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I heard a story about a man on vacation in Hawaii with his wife. He was a good man who had achieved a modest measure of success, but he was coasting along, thinking that he’d already reached his limits in life. One day, a friend was driving the couple around the island, showing them the sights. They stopped to admire a gorgeous house set high on a hill. The property was replete with beautiful palm trees and lush green gardens in a picturesque, peaceful setting with a panoramic view overlooking the ocean.
As the man gazed at the magnificent home, he commented to his wife and friend, “I can’t even imagine living in a place like that.”
Right there, something inside him said, Don’t worry. You won’t. You will never live in a great place like that.
Startled at his own thoughts, he asked himself, What do you mean? Continue reading Article:Enlarging Your Vision By Joel Osteen
got an interesting mail today.. thanks Wan Peng 🙂 it reminds me what it takes to be a Christian, to really carry the cross daily like what the bible says in Luke 14:27, “And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple”
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A movie of Jacob & Esau based on bible in Genesis 25-33 that you can watch in preparation for SEA conference in Singapore this weekend. 🙂
When Esau heard his father’s words, he burst out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me€”me too, my father!”
~ Genesis 27:34
Continue reading Movie: Genesis 25-33: The Blessing – Jacob & Esau Story
When some people read the Bible, they see a book of rules, do`s and don`ts. When others read it, they see a philosophy of life, principles for the wise. Still others see mythology, stories about the nature of human existence and the human dilemma. Continue reading Article: Boundaries and God By Dr Henry Cloud & Dr John Townsend
How good do you have to be to get into heaven? Here’s The Good-O-Meter clip..
This clip can be downloaded at www.worshiphousemedia.com
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Now David said on that day, “Whoever climbs up by way of the water shaft and defeats the Jebusites . . . he shall be chief and captain . . . ” Then David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the City of David. ~2 Samuel 5:8-9
In this world of rapid change, the leader must be out in front to encourage change and growth and to show the way to bring it about. Continue reading Leadership: Explanation and Motivation
In his book My Personal Best, John Wooden writes,There is a choice you have to make in everything you do, so keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make makes you. Nowhere is this more evident than in your relationships. Nothing will influence your talent as much as the important relationships in your life. Surround yourself with people who add value to you and encourage you, and your talent will go in a positive direction. Spend time with people who constantly drain you, pull you in the wrong direction, or try to knock you down, and it will be almost impossible for your talent to take flight. People can trace the successes and failures in their lives to their most significant relationships.
Continue reading Relationships Influence Your Talent By Dr John C Maxwell
Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better Mason Cooley
Where should the line be drawn between an individual`s own responsibility to take care of herself and society`s responsibility to ensure that others shield her?
What do you think these words could be referring to? What evil does the questioner suggest is lurking out there that society needs to come to grips with so you and I will be safe?
Nuclear war? I agree. A society should place the responsibility on its own shoulders to protect us all from nuclear holocaust. How about serial killers? Another good guess. The FBI spends a lot of time and resources taking responsibility for making sure that you are safe from the Hannibal Lecters of the world. What about an outbreak of bird flu. E. coli, or some other deadly disease? Right again. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has your back covered.
Continue reading You Can Own Your Own Life By Dr Henry Cloud & Dr John Townsend
A young man who went overseas to study for quite a long time. When he
returned, he asked his parents to find him a religious scholar or any expert
who could answer his 3 Questions.
Finally, his parents were able to find a scholar.
Young man: Who are you? Can you answer my questions?
Scholar: I am one of God willing, I will be able to answer your questions.
Young man: Are you sure? A lot of Professors and experts were not able to
answer my questions.
Scholar: I will try my best, with the help of God .
Young Man: I have 3 questions:
1. Does God exist? If so, show me His shape.
2. What is fate?
3. If Devil was created from the fire, why at the end he will be thrown to
hell that is also created from fire. It certainly will not hurt him at all,
since Devil and the hell were created from fire. Did God not think of it
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