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Foundations are important in the kingdom of God; and they are important in the workplace. Christian leaders have been given position and influence in the workplace for God’s kingdom. Therefore, it can be said that foundations are doubly important for Workplace Leaders.

This matter of foundations is a concept of leadership that will help you connect with the Workplace Leaders in your spheres of influence. But first, it is important to speak from what you yourself know, believe and walk out in faith.

To that end, here are three foundational considerations; first for your own organization, and then for the leaders you are discipling.

Strong Foundations Take Time

Therefore thus says the Lord God

“Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation,
A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
Whoever believes will not act hastily.”
Isaiah 38:16

Foundation building should not be done hastily. Progress for progress sake can be disastrous. Don’t start on the superstructure until you are sure the foundation has been laid firmly on the Cornerstone. Inspect the foundation regularly. Read the rest of this entry »

To the beloved, whom I love in truth:  I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers; just as you walk in the truth.

The Lord Jesus Christ is making disciples and building His church. Being the wise maker and builder that He is, foundations are important to Him. He will not make or build on one that is incomplete, weak or broken.

Furthermore, the house that stands in the coming storm is the house that is built on a firm foundation (Luke 6:48). As we participate with Jesus in making and building, it is imperative that we consider the foundation we are attempting to build on. In this edition, I want to encourage you with a particular impression of that reality.

Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. Hebrews 6:1-2

The writer of Hebrews challenged His readers to move on from the elementary principles, calling them “foundation”. Clearly, his assumption was that they understood, believed and were living out of these principles.

Recently, my desire for a house that stands in the storm led me to search out the meaning of each principle. I immediately recognized that there were two or three that I did not understand at all. I had not been instructed in them as a babe in Christ.

I suspect this is the story for many in the Body of Christ. As one who cares about the strength of your house, I must ask you: In light of these elementary principles, how strong is your foundation?

I have also discovered that these principles, though elementary, are also doors into the deeper mysteries of God – the solid food which we are encouraged to begin eating. In fact, it has been difficult to stay in the shallow water of each principle. There is a strong current in the truth of God that draws us ever deeper into His kingdom.

To experience what I mean, check out one of these articles on the elementary principles.

Take your time searching these out. Allow the word of God to find its place of faith in your heart. Ask the Lord to give you opportunity to work out that new found faith; that it would become alive.

NOTE: The remaining elementary principle articles will be posted over the next couple of weeks – as a part of the Foundation series. Check back here for their availability.

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God’s purpose for inLight Consulting is beyond human capability.  We are desperately dependent on Him; and would have it no other way.

We are grateful for the continued support of those that trust God to use this ministry to further His kingdom.  Please pray for our vision and mission.

Share the truths you find here with the leaders in your life; it will make them free.

God bless you with wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; and may He give you the grace and courage to walk in the work He has prepared for you.

Humbly yours and forever His,

Bible with Cross ShadowDid you know that the Bible was not written in chapter and verse form? Chapters were first introduced in 1227, by Stephen Langton. Verse divisions were introduced by Robert Stephanus in 1551. Chapter and verse divisions were added for the convenience of reference and quotation purposes.

However, “it must always be remembered that the divisions into chapters and verses are human-made. They are sometimes arbitrary, and they sometimes interfere with the sense of the passage. The divisions into chapters and verses can actually cause some problems.” See FAQ by Don Stewart for more on the challenges that chapter and verse introduce in Bible interpretation.

Having chapter and verse divisions certainly makes it easier to find passages and direct others to them. It also makes for convenience in summarizing a series on “These Sayings of Mine”. So, with care to avoid any problems such delineation may cause, here is a brief summary of Matthew, chapter 5. Read the rest of this entry »


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