Some of our team is gearing up to go to a leadership conference, and I am excited about it. Last year I went by myself. This year there are 9 of us. Traveling 4 and 1/2 hours one way to spend the day listening and soaking up God stuff. This is a GOD thang, to say the least.
What is it? It is UNLEASH 08 hosted by Perry Noble in Anderson, South Carolina. NewSpring Church has been around about 10 years and has seen God do some incredible things. We will learn from the team NewSpring along with 1,700 people that will be at the conference. By the way, I think that Perry is one of the most gifted communicators and leaders of our day. But he doesn't have a seminary degree, and sometimes looks a little like he is stuck in the 80's (who am I to talk). But this guy gets my Jesus lovin', God servin', leadership desire going. Check out his blog some time: www.perrynoble.com
How do I know this is a God thang? Satan is on our heals. He is trying to discourage us, tempts us, distract us and do anything to get our eyes off of God. Did you know that when you choose to follow Jesus that you become a target of Satan? That is the facts. Think about it. When you seek to do GOD thangs, Satan gets ticked off, and he heads after you. What ya gonna do?
1 Peter 5:8 (nlt) --- Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
Ephesians 6:11 (nlt) --- Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.
And my favorite....
John 10:10 (nlt) --- The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
Just remember, when God is at work in your life....when you are following God, Satan is on your trail. Don't let him win. Don't let him discourage and distract you. Cause God has HUGE plans for you and is about to do something ... a GOD thang.
NOTE: pray for our team at we are at UNLEASH 08. There will not be a devotion on Thursday for that reason. Be blessed!