What Matters

5 months ago | Faith, Latest

I was going through some old documents for the Jesus Alliance and I found one I had written 5 years ago entitled: What Matters to Jesus Matters to Us. Bible study reveals that in a typical day in the life of Jesus:

  • He began each day with prayer and prayed intermittently throughout each day
  • He witnessed to practically everyone He encountered and often preached
  • He discipled people daily
  • He performed good works and engaged in compassion ministry at every opportunity
  • He based His ministry upon His Word the Holy Bible
  • He prayed that his church would be unified and become as one as He and the father are One
  • And above all else He taught us to Love All – Serve All

Jesus set the perfect example for what we His church should be doing. We should do our utmost to emulate Him in every way possible. His is the perfect example of a life that is most pleasing to the Father.

So, “How do you stack up against this list?”

Do you love all – Serve all? I stopped in at the Hard Rock Café in Maui one day and noticed their slogan on the back of a baseball style cap I purchased: “Love all, serve all.” I suspect that neither the founders of Hard Rock nor the Seminole Indians of Florida who now own the Hard Rock chain are aware that their slogan has its roots in the Bible. Matthew 5:43 “love your enemies” as well as your “neighbor”, and Matthew 20:26 “whoever would be great among you must be servant of all.”

Five years ago, I wrote “Above all else He taught us to Love All – Serve All.” Think about the world and how different it would be if we would adhere to just that premise and this verse:

Matt. 22:38

Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ . . .

 

Renowned businessman and serial entrepreneur, Bob Williamson, has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. All told, Williamson has founded over 20 successful businesses. His largest business accomplishment to date was the establishment of one of the most successful food service technology companies in the United States, Horizon Software International; a company that he sold in 2008 for $75 million that revolutionized the institutionalized food service market with its innovative software. His last business venture was the development of $40 million Honey Lake Resort and Spa that was built on his 4800 acre quail hunting plantation near Tallahassee, Florida in 2010.

 

 

Renowned businessman, serial entrepreneur, and author, Bob Williamson, has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. All told, Williamson has founded over 20 successful businesses, including Horizon Software International; a company that he sold in 2008 for $75 million. What makes Williamson's accomplishments all the more inspiring is to understand the tremendous personal challenges that he overcame in his early life, detailed in his autobiography, Miracle on Luckie Street and in his success book, Crazy Like Foxes. He shares his inspirational true life story in an effort to provide hope to the hopeless and writes a daily devotional, Words for the Day. In 2012, God began revealing Himself to Bob with a series of revelations to enter the ministry on a full time basis, leading him to establish the Jesus Alliance.

 

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