Sunday, March 17, 2013

First Director Business Training Of The Year!!!




The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing. ~ Zephaniah 3:17


One of the my very favorite parts of my job is facilitating our annual Director Business Training Meetings once a year.  (I've done it all of two years, LOL)  It's a time to celebrate my directors who invest many, MANY, hours behind the scenes, selflessly serving others all year long.  


How fun it is to pamper, acknowledge, and love on each one.  In addition, we get to walk through our business guide together to make sure communication is clear and everyone is on the same page. 


Our company, Classical Conversations always has a theme dedicated to making sure that we are honoring the Lord with our hearts.  This year our theme was......


We really spent time exploring what it means to have a heart of humility and others-centeredness.  I was inspired and encouraged as each director shared their story and their personal verses.  (Which I will sprinkle throughout this post) 


The highlight of my day was when we paused to work on a fun little assignment aimed to pull out the difference between a humble and a haughty spirit.  We wrote down both synonyms and antonyms.  It was convicting and inspiring! 


Antonyms

Dear Brothers and Sisters, you have no obligation whatsoever to do what your sinful nature is urging you to do (Look below)  For if you keep on following it you will perish, but if through the power of the holy spirit you turn away from it and it's evil deeds you will live.  For all who are called by the Spirit of God are children of God!  Romans 8:12-14

  •  Haughty
  • Prideful
  • Self-Centered
  • Judgemental
  • Self-Rigteous
  • Stubborn
  • Need To Be Right
  • Need to be noticed



Synonyms

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge, know, recognize Him, and HE will direct and make straight and plain your paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 (Christi Panek's verse)

  •  Others-Centered
  • Submissive
  • Follow of Christ
  • Selflessness
  • Love
  • Lowly
  • Cautious
  • Under authority
  • Mercy

Lunch Time!

I want to thank my incredible husband for making our Curry Chicken Salad.  It was Dee-licious!

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 1 Cor 12:12 (Michelle C's verse)


This picture was just for Scott (My husband) so he could see how much everyone was loving his creation!

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] Matthew 11:28 (Brook M's Verse)


But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me! ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 (Anne E's Verse)

Every director received a goodie bag!  This is my way of thanking them for all they have done, will do!  I had fun filling them up. 

He leads the humble in what is right, and the humble He teaches His way. ~ Psalm 25:9 (Brian S's Verse)


Strength Finder 2.0 is our big focus this year!  God gives each of us gifts.  They can be used for HIS glory OR they can be used to draw attention to ourselves.  This next 12 months we are going to dig deep and discover those treasures God has planted within us so that we can use them to serve others humbly.  

That is why I am boldly asking a favor of you. I could demand it in the name of Christ because it is the right thing for you to do. Psalm 1:8 (Melissa M's Verse)  (Describing how Paul was humble and rejoiced even in the worst of circumstances)

This was for Michelle as she has already taken her Strengths Finder 2.0 test.  I pray she is able to rest and renew her heart with a cup of tea.


After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us.  I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.  It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.  The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. 1 Cor 3:5-8 (Mary's Verse)

Get ready group number two!  April 6th is YOUR turn!




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