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Mar 24 2009

Motivational quote: "The job of the manager is enabling, not a directive job...coaching and not direction is the first quality of leadership now. Get the barriers out of thew ay to let people do the things they do well." -Robert Noyce

Thoughts: First of all, there's a difference in leadership and management, although the jobs often combine to one person. You certainly can't manage well if people won't follow your leadership, and poor management will crush your leadership. But, leadership is about setting the direction, not clearing barriers and letting people do whatever. There's a balance. It's not just about getting the right people on the bus, it's about making sure it's the right bus going the right way.

Prayer: Lord God, you set the direction. Help us follow you. Let me not spend my days in mindless rote, but direct my heart and my steps toward you. Help me also develop the prayer life I should.

Rev. 4:8b ->The worship of the Lord remains couched in the same terms as Isaiah 6:3 so maybe we don't need all new music?

Rev 4:2 ->John is understanding and seeing in the Spirit. This is significant for interpretation.

Isaiah 37:38 compared with Isaiah 37:14 ->if you've got the right God, going to the Temple is a happy thing. If not, well, not so much...

Proverbs 24:21-22 ->CHANGE!! oh, wait...

Proverbs 24:35 ->not denying appropriate rest. just excessive rest.

1 Samuel 9:2 ->Tall guy! Good looking guy! Bet he's a good basketball player...

1 Samuel 9:18 ->This may get a longer blog over at my longer blogging space. But, Samuel's been leading Israel for a while. Is Saul clueless or Samuel totally blending in? How does Saul not know Samuel?

1 Timothy 3:3 ->Not addicted to wine ->nothing should control but Jesus

1 Timothy 3:3 ->gentle, peaceable ->among the body, a healer and gentle shepherd. Towards sin...that's a whole different issue.

1 Timothy 3:3 ->free from the love of money ->which is the root of all kinds of evil ->and, therefore, willing to work for what is available, not for what he can get. Ouch. That one kind of hurts.
Moving toward the Horizon,
Doug

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