Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Building Relationships

Building Relationships

Have you ever heard people say, I just don’t connect?   That statement can apply to a family or an organization.  When you hear it what does it tell you about what has happened?

To understand what has happened, we need to know items of relationship help people connect.  One might be recognition.  Another might be taking personal attention in an interest of yours.  Still even a third way might be remembering something important to you, and asking you about it later.

All of these show a desire to connect in a way that shows importance.  To connect with others involves showing others they are important.   That will help build good solid relationships with others.

Why not ask the Lord to help you build relationships with others. 

Father, I ask for your help in showing others that they are important.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Monday, April 9, 2012

PM#0489 Building Relationships and Teams

Building Relationships and Teams

Have you ever tried to take an idea and build a team?  If you were the top leader in an organization, chances are others would to join with you giving their help.  But when the leader is gone, that team may fall apart.

What makes a team stay come together in a way that will keep it together?  There is a key word that we should consider.  Most good teams are built on relationship, which includes learning to accept and depend on each other.  That indicates involvement with others.  In the Bible we find that Christ took a personal interest in people.  To build a team, perhaps we should follow Christ’s example and take an interest in others.  Don’t just wait for them to come to you. 

Consider asking the Lord’s help through prayer:  Father, I need your help to build a team through relationship. Please go before me and lead me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Monday, April 2, 2012

When the Rubber Meets the Road

II Tim 2:4

A number of people who call themselves Christians are afraid to take a stand for Christ.  The Bible gives instruction to be instant in season and out of season.  II Timothy 2:4, but many times we are fearful and afraid to speak God’s word.  We love to see physical action helping people, such a building homes. 

Still, when it comes to God’s word, we sometimes cower back and hide sharing God’s Word and be salt and light to the world.  We are afraid to stand for righteousness found in God’s Holy Word.

What should we do?  Ask the Lord in prayer to open our eyes, and help us get involved.  That involvement should not be out of criticism, but seeking ways for God’s righteousness to be brought forth.  The Lord will show us how if we seek Him in prayer. 

Consider this prayer:  Father, I need your help in opening my eyes so that I can be your servant in standing for the truth.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.