If I am going to lead others I must connect with them. Listening is connecting. Connecting is the key to influencing. Influencing is leading. If I don’t listen then I don’t connect and I won’t lead.
Maturity doesn’t happen overnight. It’s developed over the long haul by applying God’s Word to your everyday life.
To those who weep from loss, Jesus offers hope—a future resurrection and eternal life to all who believe. When God delays answering our prayers, remember that He has a better time and way. When facing our old enemy death, remember that Jesus has charted a redemptive plan that leads us to eternal life.
When faced with impossible situations refuse to worry. Instead, hand them over to God. Ask Him to take charge. After all, He’s the specialist.
We don’t have to live perfect lives—that’s impossible. But we can live good lives, and that comes from learning from our mistakes and not making them over again.
Jesus claimed to be the Door. Only through Him can people enter the door of salvation, just as only through the gate of the sheepfold can sheep enter the safety of their pen.