Much like an endangered animal, the entire concept of our divine client often seems to elude us. We build up niching until it’s something we dread, and while we put it off, our divine clients are out there, just waiting to meet us! Let’s help them along, shall we?
Many of us are terrified to niche down, but we’ve all heard the saying, “When you serve everyone, you serve no one.” Just remember this – even Jesus niched down. Mark 2:17 reminds us that, “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” He came specifically to see the sinners – that was his niche. Learn yours today and focus there. You can still serve those outside your niche, but you need to direct your message somewhere – why not focus it on your divine client?
With nearly a year of Covid-19 under our belts, most of us feel we’re at least handling this crisis better than we were at the start. Better than we were, but still off-kilter. The advent of Covid brought to the surface feelings of panic and insecurity for many, and understandably so! And the scary thing is that no one knows for sure if, or even when things will return to normal. Will our “new normal” be anything like life was before Covid? No one knows for sure. No one, that is, except God.
Major tragedies of any sort often cause us to question God – our fear begins to outweigh our faith. One thing I’ve found that helps at times is to keep the big picture, the “eternal perspective” in mind.
I remember a particular time in my life when I was scared to death during an earthquake. I had never been in an earthquake before, and apparently it was the worst one in...
“New Year, New You” has become a mantra of sorts. With the many difficulties of 2020 nearly behind us, some may be wondering if 2021 will be a happy new year or more of the same. Yet, in Isaiah 43:19, God tells us, “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” With this verse as guidance, what would the Lord have us do?
What if we were to rephrase the old adage to say, “New You, New Year”? How would this mindset shift change your perspective on what determines a happy new year? Because, you see, to start afresh, what it takes is not a specific date on the calendar. All it really requires is a new outlook, a new approach, a new point of view – a new and renewed YOU!
“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all...