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Day 48 How to Lead by THE BOOK: The Rewards of Humility & Obedience!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

We received great news yesterday that, How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK was #16 on the Hudson Airport Stores Bestseller list….a nice 16 week run so far. We’ll celebrate the book’s one year anniversary on August 29th. As I traveled from LAX, through Atlanta, to Columbia, South Carolina, I was delighted to see the book displayed prominently in stores in all three airports. Thank you for your continued support!

People who don’t know much about the Bible often ask where the best place to start reading is. I normally recommend the Book of John. John was the last Gospel written, and includes insights not found in Matthew, Mark or Luke. John was also Jesus’ best friend, so he saw, heard, and absorbed lessons the others missed. Two of my favorite miracles are in the Book of John. They are the healing at Bethesda (John 5), which I wrote about last week on Day 43, and the healing at the Pool of Siloam.

In, How to Lead by THE BOOK, I’ll relate four key lessons from the healing at the Pool of Siloam. You can read about it in John 9. It’s worth your time. In fact, it is unique in that the entire chapter is taken up with this miracle. Read it and see how many leadership lessons you find. Here are three to look for examples of. 1. The importance of humility, immediate obedience, and follow up. When we visited Israel with John Maxwell in March, we stopped by the Pool of Siloam. While it was an unassuming, simple place the truly profound took place there.

As you read the chapter, put yourself in the place of the blind man. Would you have been humble enough to follow the instructions given to you even though they seemed ridiculous, or would you have become insulted or angered? Before you answer, you may want to consider how many of His “crazy sounding” values and instructions that you follow today. It could serve as a wake up call and reminder of the rewards of obedience.