Author: Patrick McBane Created: 6/11/2009 4:25 AM
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What would happen if we - started to respond to God, before we react to men?  This is a simple process, but not easy.  Our ability to respond to God is in direct correlation to who we take our cues from.  Who do you identify with most?  God or man?

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Life Transformation – Version 2.011
God has an upgrade for you. Your current version is no longer compatible with His OS (Operating Spirit). 
The following is a personal description of the current system and a simple, but not easy download available to you for this upgrade. I say simple, because it’s not complicated. I say, not easy, because it will require a full surrender of the current OS (Operating Spirit) in order for the new OS to take over.
It sounds exciting doesn’t it? Actually, you may feel as if your current version of life is operating just fine. An upgrade at this particular time may be extremely inconvenient. One of the hardest things to...

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Building Capacity for God 

...going back to the foundation of what we believe and why we believe it is essential when other foundations are being shaken … and found inadequate.  Do we really believe what God has said about Who He is and who we are in relationship to the calling He has on our lives? 

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Mind the Gap

The Sunday-Monday gap widened long ago. Narrowing it will require us to state a clear strategy, identify effective tactics, and then stick to them intentionally. This is just one strategy that I think we can implement.
To equip workplace-ready disciples that will mesh Sunday with weekdays by:
The members of Christ's body invest far more time in the scattered than in the gathered mode. They're called to do the bulk of their serving "out there.” So it only makes sense that we practice gathering in ways that prepare us for effective service when we scattered. Notice the word "mesh” in the strategy statement. Unless two gears mesh, they have no effect on each other. When they do mesh, each remains what it is. To mesh is not to morph. But for gears to carry out their purpose, the teeth of each must extend into the other.

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I was reared in a Christian home, the son of a wonderful Southern Baptist pastor, and came to Christ at the age of ten. I was called to the ministry at seventeen while attending a conference at Ridgecrest, attended a Southern Baptist College in North Carolina, pastored my first church at the age of 21, and... have done a lot of Southern Baptist stuff in the Name of Jesus as a Baptist pastor and minister. There was one area in which I completely missed the boat. So if I had the last twenty-five years to do over again…

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Discipling the marketplace
The call in each of our lives is to move into a place of fulfilling God’s Great Commission. 
Part of that commission; the biggest part, is for us to disciple. What does that look like in the marketplace?

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Obscure Moments
Often times our lives are layered with obscure moments. Obscure moments are times when we as individuals are confronted with circumstances that don’t seem to fit the calling or destiny we sense to be on our lives.... In our case, a divine interlude is a pause, an intervening grace that connects an obscure, seemingly unrelated part of our lives with our destiny and calling.
So, let me ask you to reflect briefly about how you filter these obscure moments in your life. Is this an Interlude or an Interruption? That perspective is part of what changes once we align with two very important elements.

The two key elements that are at play here are purpose and destiny

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Leadership without meaning is meaningless.

Have you ever stepped back and asked someone or better yet, asked yourself - "why do I do what I do?"

This is a big deal.  More often than not, whether it's church life, family life, work life, serving others life, and even our just plain living life - that question has not been accurately answered.  Because of that, we have many in leadership that do not lead from a place of purpose (why) they lead from a point of prominence (positional). 

Everyone is called to leadership.  Not everyone is a leader. 

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God Works! 

"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly."  Romans 5:6 

I don’t know about you but I find myself going through periods of doubts.  Plain and simple we all go through times of doubt. 

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Move 'em on, head 'em up, - Head 'em up, move 'em on... 
 
With every box packed, loaded and trucked I hear that famous Moving Song - Rawhide .  It makes for interesting motivation as we transition.  However, outside of that noise what I really hear is the voice of the Lord saying,
  "Enlarge the place of your tent,
       stretch your tent curtains wide,
       do not hold back;
       lengthen your cords,
       strengthen your stakes."

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