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April 16 2009

Motivational Quote: "A good manager doesn't try to eliminate conflict; he tries to keep it from wasting the energies of his people. If you're the boss and your people fight you openly when they think you are wrong--that's healthy." -Robert Townsend

Thought #1: The difficulty is to not be wrong very often. Otherwise, every decision becomes a source of debate. Also, you've got to train people about proper avenues of debate and discussion.

Thought #2: There also comes a point at which, if you're leading, people need to be following. If you are constantly being questioned, second-guessing, why are you the one in leadership?

Thought #3: Don't over apply this: God is not to be questioned. The plain truths of Scripture are to be treated as just that: Plain truths. It is not healthy for people to question whether or not we should preach the Word, tell people about Jesus, read the Bible, gather with God's people. It's healthy to discuss how to put these into practice.

Proverbs 16:1(NLT) ->Weigh your pros and cons, but then do God's will.

Proverbs 16:11(NLT) ->Including churches.

Proverbs 16:16(NLT) ->Does this justify student loans? /tongue-in-cheek

Isaiah 45:6 ->There is no other! God demands our exclusive obedience.

Revelation 4:11 ->A significant part of worship is the simple acknowledgment of fact.

1 Samuel 12:12-25 ->God does not abandon His people because He will keep His promises.

1 Timothy 4:9 ->There are propositional truths worth accepting, without doubting or debate.

1 Timothy 4:10 ->A living God!

1 Timothy 4:10 ->Our hope is in Christ, not earthly things!

1 Timothy 4:10 ->Savior->especially of believers-> there is a general restraint of the effects of sin from all of creation, and this comes through His grace; the special salvation of believers is eternal.

Prayer: Lord God, help me see how to labor and strive for you. Let our beliefs drive our actions. Amen


Moving toward the Horizon,
Doug

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