In the latest Winner’s Way magazine, one of the articles included was Workplace Wisdom: Q&A for Leaders. This blog picks up where that one left off.
Q. What if you promote faithful employees out of their league? They were really good in a certain job, but you promoted them beyond their means. Or perhaps you inherited an area where you have an employee you don’t feel is able to do the job, but they’ve been faithful. When do you get to the point where you say, “This is obviously not working,” and put them into a different position? You don’t want to just throw them out the door. Read More…
One of the most important things we can learn from the healing of the leper in Matthew 8:1–4 comes from Jesus’ answer to the leper’s question. The leper asked, “Lord, if thou will, thou canst make me clean.”
The leper knew Jesus could heal. He knew Jesus was a prophet and because of His ministry, healings had taking place in other people’s lives. He had enough faith to press through the multitude. He knew the anointing to heal was there. The only question that remained was, “Will You?” Read More…
Imagine being in the middle of a crowd of people. You have no elbow room and you can practically feel everyone breathing on you. You suddenly hear a loud, hacking cough. You look for its source and see a man whose eyes are bloodshot and his nose is red. He looks miserable as he coughs all over everyone around him.
That may not seem bad to you, but if you’ve lived in Minnesota for a winter or two like I have, you know the signs of a nasty cold—the kind of cold that is contagious and, naturally speaking, can take out a family for a couple weeks or more.
Now, picture the same scene, but this time, it’s a deadly disease being spread: leprosy. That’s essentially what happened in Matthew 8:1–4. A leper who had been quarantined away from the public was in the middle of a multitude trying to reach Jesus. His disease was highly contagious and deadly, a combination you certainly don’t want in a crowded street.