Category Archives: Diligence

Know Christ

Phil.3:10 “I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead…” (emphasis added)

To experience the mighty power that raised Jesus from the dead, you have to know Christ. To get up and be all that we are meant to be, we must know Christ. We must know the Living Jesus, that Jesus Christ is alive. We must know the King Jesus, that Jesus Christ is King. Read the rest of this entry

Promised Turn

Joshua 21:45 “Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.”

In this season, in addition to experiencing a turnaround from Darkness to Light, from the Prison to the Palace, from Sorrow to Joy, from Penury to Plenty, and From Having a Career to Having a Call. Read the rest of this entry

The Better Life

John 4:14 (TLB) “But the water I give them,” he said, “becomes a perpetual spring within them, watering them forever with eternal life.”

In yesterday’s devotional, we established that everyone wants to have “the good life” and the good life means different things to different people. However, in the pursuit of the good life, we experience exhaustion; we are tired because it is draining. Read the rest of this entry

Reckless Love

2 Sam. 22:20 “He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me.”

Heb.12:6-11 (GW) “The Lord disciplines everyone he loves. He severely disciplines everyone he accepts as his child.” Endure your discipline. God corrects you as a father corrects his children. All children are disciplined by their fathers. Read the rest of this entry

Not As Humans

2 Cor.6:7…We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense.

Over the past few weeks, we spent a lot of time laying a foundation and establishing the building blocks to fight and gain victory. Over the next few days we will be looking at the weapons of our warfare. Read the rest of this entry

His Image

1 Sam.3:19 “As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him, and everything Samuel said, proved to be reliable.”


The second thing that excellent people do is sharpen their skills. So, rate yourself; how are your job skills? You need to be brutal with yourself in your assessment. If your job skills are obsolete, then you are a one. If you are learning, then you are a five. A ten is if you have a developmental plan. Read the rest of this entry

Get It!

Dan.9:2 [NIV] “in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years.” [with emphasis]


Jeremiah had paid the price and the scriptures say that the Word of the Lord had been given to him. Daniel could have said, “I am Daniel the one that has an excellent spirit, I will get my own Word from the Lord.” Read the rest of this entry

Never Stop!

Prov. 15:14 (GN) “Intelligent people want to learn, but stupid people are satisfied with ignorance” [with emphasis]


The next N in Solomon’s six winning ways is Never Stop Learning. God’s Word states that, “Intelligent people want to learn, but stupid people are satisfied with ignorance.” Many people are brain dead and they have closed minds. Read the rest of this entry

Think About It

Prov.13:4 (LB) “Lazy people want much but get little, while the diligent are prospering.”


If your goal is to win at work then you have to resolve to Never Make Excuses. This is actually the third of the six ways Solomon is teaching us to win. Read the rest of this entry

Sweet Spot II

Ps.138:8 “The Lord will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.”


Work is God’s idea.  It is not a curse and He wants you and I to work. Work is a tool that God uses to supply our needs, develop character in us, empower us to be generous and be examples to others, and work affords us respect. Read the rest of this entry