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Monthly Archives: December 1990

TAKING ACTION

Treating others better than they treat you is “next level” thinking. It is taking the Golden Rule to the extreme. There was an ancient king who lived out this kind of next-level thinking. King David, the second king of Israel, assumed the throne after a battle with King Saul that […]

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A New Song

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. PSALM 95:6 You are God’s idea. It is a simple idea, but profound when you fully grasp all that it means. You are His idea. He thought of you, created you, formed you, and designed […]

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Be Warned!

Pride comes before the fall. Surely you have heard this phrase before and many of us have seen it in action. It ought to act as a flashing yellow light of caution. It is said that victorious Roman generals had slaves riding with them on their victory parade, whispering, “you […]

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Never Lost

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. PROVERBS 1:7 When was the last time you were lost? Maybe it was when you flew into an unfamiliar city and didn’t know where to go. Fortunately, your Hertz rental car was equipped with […]

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Don’t Be Too Impressed (Part Two)

Do not be overawed when a man grows rich . . . for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him. PSALM 49:16-17 We’re always going to be around people with more money than we have. Unless we bear the title of […]

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Adjusting Your “Motivator”

Practicing the Power of One often requires stepping out from the normal march of conventional thinking and looking at life from a different perspective. Mike Abrashoff reversed his approach to identifying with his troops. He chose to start from the bottom up, instead of dictating from the top down, by […]

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DRILLING DOWN

Many people enthusiastically romance the idea of running a marathon. They start training, but very few make it through the training periods. Another group will make it to the race—but then won’t finish. And a select few will tough it out and cross the finish line—no matter how long it […]

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Be Outward Focused!

A prideful person cannot take in the success of others. Yet the Golden Rule pushes us to not only revel in others’ successes, but to enable them. 1. How can you encourage those around you when they succeed? 2…How can you help others around you to win? Disciplining yourself to […]

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The Work of God (Part One)

Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them. PSALM 111:2 We work because God works. Work is a part of His image that is written upon our hearts. But how does God work? What does He do? As Author and Creator of […]

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