Selfless Saturday

I watched a short video earlier.  The point of the video was to find your purpose.  There are two kinds of people: self-centered purpose (which is most people) and other-centered purpose.  The video showed that those people who found their purpose and it was other-centered were much more likely to succeed.  Food for thought.

Daily Dose of Jesus

Ezekiel 28:1-10

A Prophecy Against the King of Tyre

28 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“‘In the pride of your heart
    you say, “I am a god;
I sit on the throne of a god
    in the heart of the seas.”
But you are a mere mortal and not a god,
    though you think you are as wise as a god.
Are you wiser than Daniel[a]?
    Is no secret hidden from you?
By your wisdom and understanding
    you have gained wealth for yourself
and amassed gold and silver
    in your treasuries.
By your great skill in trading
    you have increased your wealth,
and because of your wealth
    your heart has grown proud.

“‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“‘Because you think you are wise,
    as wise as a god,
I am going to bring foreigners against you,
    the most ruthless of nations;
they will draw their swords against your beauty and wisdom
    and pierce your shining splendor.
They will bring you down to the pit,
    and you will die a violent death
    in the heart of the seas.
Will you then say, “I am a god,”
    in the presence of those who kill you?
You will be but a mortal, not a god,
    in the hands of those who slay you.
10 You will die the death of the uncircumcised
    at the hands of foreigners.

I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”

Sometimes We Need to Help Other Reflect

We admire someone who stands strong under pressure.  We cheer the leader who points out errors and corrects them.  It takes courage to stand firm when attacked.  It takes courage to risk retaliation by making people fix what’s broken.  But following Ezekiel into the plush office of the king to confront him with his prideful sin requires another kind of courage – the courage that comes from godly conviction and the Spirit’s prompting.

Great leaders exhibit great courage by consistently addressing problems no matter where those problems lie, what they are or who has them.  As Ezekiel demonstrates, this level of courage comes from firmly held conviction.  Unless a leader believes unequivocally in what they are doing, that leader will not exhibit this kind of courage.  Look at the statement at the end of verse 10.  It almost seems like an afterthought, but to miss it is to miss the secret of Ezekiel’s courage.  It says, simply, “I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord.”  Great conviction about great truth breeds great courage.

Daily Workout – Beach Day!!!

In honor of the weather getting better, let’s celebrate at the beach!  Do the following workout for 3 – 5 rounds, for time!  Good luck and God Bless!

Natural Solutions

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