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Posted 10 months ago

The Law of Intuition Part 14

Peter Proposes Shift-Acts 15:7-11

Peter's suggested change to the way the church does things amounts to a paradigm shift in both thought and belief. He persuades leaders to change by convincingly communicating what God is doing. Peter sees the need for change before others do. His perception, coupled with his credibility, keeps the church moving forward.

Paul Knew Remedy-Romans 8:12-39

Paul intuitively knew both man's fundamental sickness and the cure. He explained the proof (Rom. 8:14), the problems (8:18-25), the privilege (8:26-30), and the promise (8:31-39) of the Spirit-filled lifestyle. When leaders face problems, they automatically measure them and begin solving them using the Law of Intuition.

Leaders Read Accurately-1 Corinthians 9:19-23

Leaders always read their situation, then lead their situation. Paul refused to cling to his past as a Pharisee or to his rights as an apostle (1 Cor. 9:7-18), but he laid both aside because they often got in the way of leading Gentiles. The goal is always more important than the role.

Join me next time for The Law of Intuition Part 15

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Posted 10 months ago

The Law of Intuition Part 13

 

Jesus Discerned Real Issue-Luke 20:19-26

 

One day the scribes sent spies to trap Jesus, asking about whether it was right to pay taxes to Caesar. They knew that if He said yes, they could label him a traitor, if He said no, they could report Him to the Roman authorities. They thought they had a perfect plan to silence this radical leader.

 

In a classic reversal, Jesus turned the tables on them. Because He practiced the Law of Intuition, He was able to see past the facade they had erected. Taxes weren't the issue; surrender was the issue. So Jesus answered their question with another question. Who's image was on the coin they showed Him? He meant that any object stamped with a person's image belongs to the individual pictured. This coin carried Caesar's image, so they were to surrender that coin to Caesar. On the other hand, God had stamped His image on them! They had been made in His image and should therefore surrender themselves to God.

 

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Posted 10 months ago

Jesus' Diagnosis-Matthew 9:35-38
 

The Ultimate Leader teaches us about the divine order of capturing and casting a vision. Leaders often err by flitting from vision to vision. Why? Because they fail to take the time to become burdened over a need. Burden always comes first; then vision. Consider the order we see in Jesus' leadership:

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Posted 11 months ago

The Law of Intuition Part 11

Change Begins Inside-Zephaniah 2:1-3

The Prophet intuitively knows what needs to happen to change the people of Judah. Zephaniah lived during the reform of King Josiah. Even with the external reforms in worship the king initiated, Zephaniah knew more changes were required. He knew change begins with the heart. Transformation happens from the inside out.

To enhance your own leadership intuition, practice the following activities:
 

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Posted 11 months ago

The Law of Intuition Part 10

Wisdom Makes the Difference-Proverbs 8:15, 16

Leadership begins with our thoughts even before our actions. When our mind and our attitudes are right, we position ourselves to lead well. Wisdom desires to be the best friend of any leader. Wise leaders also have discernment in relationships, a hatred for what is wrong, and influence.

Disaster of Locust-Joel 1:6, 7

 

Joel provides us with an example of a leader who rightly reads his times and culture and interprets them for the masses. His divine intuition enables him to stay ahead of the times and lead in a wise manner.

 

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Posted 11 months ago

The Law of Intuition Part 9
 

Vision for the World-Psalm 67:1-7

God's blessings follow leaders who adopt His vision for the nations of the world.


Psalm 67 contains both the "top line" and the "bottom line" of the covenant got invited us to enter. The top line represents God's blessings for His people; the bottom line represents the natural response to that blessing. When God blesses us, we are to turn around and bless all day unblessed nations of the earth.


Psalm 67:1 ask God to be gracious, to bless, and to make His face to shine upon His people (the top line of the covenant). Verse 2: says, "That Your way maybe known on earth, Your salvation among all nations" (the bottom line of the covenant). The last two verses of the Psalm reiterate the top and bottom lines.

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Posted 11 months ago

The Law of Intuition Part 8

 

David Makes Decisions Wisely-Psalm 37:3-9

 

Do you ever feel as though you need a therapist? If so, then Psalm 37 is for you.

 

David writes as a counselor, providing wise steps to take as you face crises and decisions. Whenever you feel the pressure of competition in the market, the compulsion to perform, or to compare your lot with other leaders, pause and remember these words. David brings eternal perspective and long-term vision that prevents mistakes in short-term decisions:

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Posted 11 months ago

The Law of Intuition Part 7

 

Discernment Before Decision-1 Chronicles 12:32

 

One of the more popular passages in 1 Chronicles is found in chapter 12. The sons of Issachar are there described as men who "had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do" (v. 32). What a description of the Law of Intuition! Before Israel made a decision, they got discernment. The sons of Issachar understood three key factors:

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Posted 1 year ago

The Law of Intuition Part 6

 

Leaders Think Strategically-2 Kings 3:9-27

 

The kings of Judah, Israel, and Edom ally themselves to fight Moab. But in the middle of the desert they make a horrifying discovery: They have run out of water! Panic strikes until they remember Elisha and his connection to the God of miracles.

 

Elisha responds differently to the request than they had imagined. He declares God will give them plenty of water—that was easy. But he also predicts God will give them Moab itself (2 Kings. 3:17, 18)!

 

The principal is this: These kings were diverted from there big-picture mission with a logistical matter. No doubt, water was important. But God reminded them that they had asked only for the small thing, not the ultimate thing.

 

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Posted 1 year ago

The Law of Intuition Part 5

 

Solomon's Problem Solving-1 Kings 3:3-28

 

What would you choose if God offered to give you anything you named? King Solomon came face-to-face with that delightful dilemma when Yahweh presented the young Kings with His equivalent of the genie in the bottle. "Ask! What shall I give you?" the Lord said to Solomon one night (1 Kings. 3:5).

 

Solomon displayed a good amount of wisdom by asking for more of it to lead the people of Israel. God not only answered his request, but also gave him what he did not ask for: riches, honor, long life, and conquest. Leadership wisdom allowed Solomon to: