Archive | January 6, 2015

Preparing to Cleave Daily: Day 6

Family Patterns
Scripture Passages: Genesis 21:11-12 Genesis 27:32-33 Genesis 49:3-4 Genesis 48:14-19
Today we see a pattern of first sons losing their inheritance to the younger sons. Ishmael lost his inheritance to Isaac. Esau lost his inheritance to Jacob. Reuben lost his inheritance to Joseph and Manasseh lost his to Ephraim.
Consider: What are the negative patterns in your family?
Prayer: Father, I refuse to lose my inheritance in Jesus’ name.

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 6

Scripture Passage: Genesis 3:1-12
Do Not Complain About What You Permit.
Adam did not understand this leadership lesson. He was with Eve when she ate the forbidden fruit. He made no attempt to stop her from eating it and when she offered him some, he willingly ate it. Simply put, Adam permitted his wife to sin. However, when God confronted him, he shifted the blame to “the woman you gave me.” Interestingly, this statement didn’t only put the blame on Eve it also put the blame on God. Adam basically said; “Lord it is your fault because you gave me the woman, and it is her fault because she gave me the fruit to eat.” He complained about what he permitted and failed to acknowledge the fact that he failed in his leadership role by allowing his wife to sin.
A good leader never complains about what he permits and a good leader takes responsibility for his actions and inaction.
Prayer: Father, help me to take responsibility for my actions.