Posture of Prayer – Part 4

Paul NealThe CACE Roundtable

Finally, Worshipful, not Manipulative As the final installment, just a few closing comments on worship. It’s a great final element to consider because as a school leader, you likely play a role in setting the tone for worship, leading your teams in worship, and modeling right thinking to the rest of the school community. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give … Read More

Posture of Prayer – Part 3

Paul NealThe CACE Roundtable

Next, Submissive but Not Resigned We are to submit our desires to his good pleasure—that is hard sometimes, isn’t it?  This can be a challenge when enrollment or donors aren’t where we want them to be and we are tempted to question why we are serving in a particular place or market. However, that is where God put us and … Read More

Posture of Prayer – Part 2

Paul NealThe CACE Roundtable

So, this background on prayer reminds me of an idea – posture of prayer. Posture of prayer can be a great way to think about leading others as it is something that can be shown. Our own weaknesses, even though real, don’t necessarily keep us from leading others in a right thinking about the posture of prayer. We can see … Read More

Posture of Prayer – Part 1

Paul NealThe CACE Roundtable

Have you ever wondered how to pray? Have you ever not known how to pray? Not that you didn’t know the mechanics (that’s easy enough),  but you didn’t know what to ask for. Faced with a certain problem or situation, you were at a loss and didn’t know what to say or do. As a leader, this can be especially … Read More

Praying to Help Gather

Steve MooreDevotionalLeave a Comment

Jesus saw the many people and felt sorry for them because they were worried and helpless—like sheep without a shepherd to lead them.  Jesus said to his followers, “There is such a big harvest of people to bring in. But there are only a few workers to help harvest them. God owns the harvest. Ask him to send more workers … Read More

Praying to Be Led

Steve MooreDevotionalLeave a Comment

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all. (Isaiah 11:6) Led by a child?  The way Isaiah seems to have Jesus all figured out, hundreds of years before Bethlehem, … Read More

Praying for Joy, Patience, and Faithfulness

Steve MooreDevotionalLeave a Comment

Three things I could be better at. Jesus made it clear that the two most important things a human can do is love God with everything we’ve got and love every neighbor along our path.  Paul, in his two longest letters makes two beautiful and powerful attempts to define/describe love — in 1 Corinthians 13 and here in Romans 12.  … Read More

Praying for the Way

Steve MooreDevotionalLeave a Comment

“You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”  Jesus answered, “I am the way… ” (John 14:4-6) What do you suppose he meant by “the way”?  Jesus said so very much with so few words — that’s why … Read More

Praying about my Future

The Center for the Advancement of Christian EducationDevotionalLeave a Comment

Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. (Matthew 13:8)  One of the things Jesus’ teachings do for us is give us a voracious appetite for the future.  This is the conclusion of his famous parable about the farmer scattering seeds over hard, rocky, thorny and good soils.  … Read More

Praying to join in Suffering

Mia KornelisDevotionalLeave a Comment

Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive … Read More