Saturday, June 11, 2011

Daily Devotion, June 11, 2011 - Teamwork!

Luke 11:17
Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: "Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall."

Ask any couple whose marriage dissolved in divorce, any CEO whose company failed, any restaurant owner whose crowds are dwindling, any child who played on a losing team: "What happened?" While there would be many answers that sound varied on the surface, the common thread, more than likely is this: lack of teamwork.

Learning to work with and as a team is an essential life skill. At home, on the job, at school, or on the field, cooperation, communication, and compromise are the keys for success. While individuals are valued and respected within the team, there is a shared vision or goal that guides and directs them in working together to accomplish it. When there are ball hogs on the court of life, refusing to follow their coach's advice, everyone on the team suffers; the house crumbles like a flimsy stack of cards.

Are you struggling today with a friend, family member, or co-worker who simply has no team spirit? Lean on Jesus, let Him give you wisdom and strength, be thankful that you are a member of His everlasting team!

Psalms 107:33-43 or 108:1-6 (7-13)
Ezekiel 43:1-12
Hebrews 9:1-14
Luke 11:14-23

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