From Daniel's Desk on 2/13/20
My Title: Lead by the Way You Live
My Verse: 6
"6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist."
KNOW your identity. Seriously, the more you know WHO your Father in heaven is, the MORE you will understand and know WHO you are not! BUT at the same time, the more you know WHO the Father in heaven is, the MORE you will understand that YOU are HIS, you are KNOWN (completely) by Him, that you are LOVED ENTIRELY by Him because you are His ADOPTED child. < Read that again.
Why is this important? When you know that the Creator is your Father who is ALWAYS faithful, everything about your perspective on life and life eternal changes. - When you know WHOSE you are and WHY you were created you know how badly everybody else needs to know the same truth!
How Will This Make You a Better Husband/Father:
This TRUTH, SHOULD cause you to walk through life differently. Gradually, as you grow in the Lord, pointing everybody to the LIVING God becomes more and more important. This is true for your marriage. How you raise and train your kids. How you talk at work. How you relax with your friends, whether that's golfing or watching sports. How you face trials. How you endure trials. How you accept blessings. Most importantly how you LEAD. Once your understand that the most impactful leader doesn't just lead with his words but with his actions you begin to see every situation as one with purpose. The only way to lead is to lead by the way that you live.
Don't get puffed up. EVER. If you think you know a thing or two... then you do not yet know as you ought!
Knowledge PUFFS up but LOVE BUILDS up.
Know this. That if you LOVE God, then you are KNOWN by Him.
There is only ONE TRUE GOD. - There is ONE GOD, the Father, from whom are all things and FOR whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things and through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
Be careful how you walk. If your actions cause another younger believer to stumble than YOU are sinning! Be MINDFUL of how you act because your actions will always speak louder than your words which is why the only way to lead is to lead by the way that you LIVE.