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Day 14 How to Lead by THE BOOK: The Age of No Shame!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

I have a morning routine that begins when I arise a little after 5:00 a.m. and take my two German Shepherds, Indy and Ellie Mae, for a walk around the neighborhood. Our house is in an area north of Los Angeles that is surrounded by hills, filled with wildlife. It’s common to see coyotes, raccoons and rabbits. Today, we saw a couple of deer, and it reminded me of Psalms 42:1, which says, “As a deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.”

Our soul is made up of the mind, will and emotions: what we think, want and feel. Many people know about God, but few truly experience Him until they develop the thirst described in the Psalm. One way to develop this thirst is to learn more about God. As you learn more, you want to know even more, and the thirst cycle begins. My hope is that by presenting biblical leadership strategies in How to Lead by THE BOOK, readers will have their interest piqued and be encouraged to seek out more about what the Bible has to say concerning various issues that concern all aspects of their lives. As they do, they’ll begin to develop the thirst described by the psalmist and see their priorities and results begin to change for the better at work and at home.

While writing the book’s introduction yesterday, I stated that one of the saddest indictments of modern times is that we’ve lost our sense of shame: Anything goes, nearly any sinful act is rationalized, there are no moral absolutes, and the only thing not tolerated is intolerance! What a great time to return to timeless, unshakable, biblical leadership principles that remain impeachable irrespective of the age we live in, the circumstances we face, and despite the efforts of those hostile to the Bible to scrub every evidence of God from the public square.

There’s more work to do today on the introduction. Since it sets the tone for the entire book, it’s got to sizzle!