Short Description Grouping
1. Peace | Core Value
2. Self-Control | Core Value
3. Passion | Core Value
4. Faith | Spiritual Gift
1. Administration / Guidance | Spiritual Gift
2. Discernment | Spiritual Gift
3. Servant Leadership | Core Value
4. Boldness | Core Value
Interpretation of Grouping
1. Remain neutral in my position, situation, physical condition, or emotional baggage.
2. Maintain a check on my obsessions and establish balance.
3. Understand how to motivate myself to accomplish tasks, goals, objectives.
4. Capturing the vision and seeing it through to completion by any venue.
1. Exposed to many great leaders and I continue to seek them out.
2. I understand the difference between wrong and right even with complexity of cultural differences.
3. I have re-aligned my passion, depending on the team, and teaching by example or fundamental principles to others.
4. I remain on the bleeding edge. Continuous advancement and pushing to achieve or break through man made barriers or limitations.
Refinement of Grouping
- Boldness | The trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger.
- Passion | Strong and barely controllable emotion.
- Discernment | The ability to judge well.
- Leadership | The action of leading a group of people or an organization.
- Exhortation | An address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something.
- Family | Those that has been placed and entrusted to me.
- Integrity | The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
- Peace | Freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.
- Servant Leadership | It requires a spiritual understanding of identity, mission, vision and environment. A servant leader is someone who is servant first, who has responsibility to be in the world, and so he contributes to the well-being of people and community. A servant leader looks to the needs of the people and asks himself how he can help them to solve problems and promote personal development. He places his main focus on people, because only content and motivated people are able to reach their targets and to fulfill the set expectations.
- Faith | Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
- Administration | The process or activity of running a business, organization, etc.
- Guidance | Advice or information aimed at resolving a problem or difficulty, esp. as given by someone in authority.
- Personal Growth | Personal development is a process of individual self-development and the development of others.
- Hospitality | The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.
- Compassion | Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others: "the victims should be treated with compassion".
- Self-Control | self-denial: the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses.
Boldness, Passion, & Discernment has been a constant in my life.
Leadership, Exhortation, & Family has been a compliment in my life.
Integrity, Peace, Faith, & Servant Leadership has been hidden in my life.
What are my fruits of all this growing?
- Let me approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that I may receive mercy and find grace to help me at the proper time. Hebrews 4:16
- In Him I have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. Ephesians 3:12
- Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. Ephesians 6:19
- When they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and recognized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13
- Therefore, having such a hope, I use great boldness. 2 Corinthians 3:12
- For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should. Ephesians 6:20
- The wicked flee when no one is pursuing them, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1
- I have great boldness in Christ to command others to do what is right. Philemon 1:8
I am a light attached to an endless fuel source that
few maintain the perseverance required to extinguish.
Boldness & Defiance
- Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:24
- For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved by various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another. Titus 3:3
- For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions operated through the law in every part of us and bore fruit for death. Romans 7:5
- Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22
Limitations are established by Your Word,
nothing short of tearing chunks of sin from my soul is desired.
- Your discernment is blessed, and you are blessed. Today you kept me from participating in bloodshed and avenging myself by my own hand. 1 Samuel 25:33
- But solid food is for the mature-for those whose senses have been trained to distinguish between good and evil. Hebrews 5:14
- A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him. Proverbs 28:11
- Teach me good judgment and discernment, for I rely on Your commands. Psalm 119:66
- For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light for the fruit of the light results in all goodness, righteousness, and truth discerning what is pleasing to the Lord. Ephesians 5:8-10
- Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense. Proverbs 10:13
- A discerning mind seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. Proverbs 15:14
- Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning. Proverbs 16:21
- The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it. Proverbs 18:15
Silence. Thoughtful. Direct. Knowledge and understanding
are investments worth the resources required to finish eating the apple.
- Without guidance, people fall, but with many counselors there is deliverance. | Proverbs 11:14
- Let no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. | 1 Timothy 4:12
- Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock that the Holy Spirit has appointed you to as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood. | Acts 20:28
Lead by example in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.
Guard and protect all that have been entrusted and encourage them to lead by example.
- My exhortation didn't come from error or impurity or an intent to deceive. 1 Thessalonians 2:3
- If exhorting, in exhortation; giving, with generosity; leading, with diligence; showing mercy, with cheerfulness. | Romans 12:8
- Until I come, give your attention to public reading, exhortation, and teaching. | 1 Timothy 4:13
- Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, | 1 Timothy 5:1
- And we exhort you, brothers: warn those who are irresponsible, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone. | 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Let me give generously with the words of life through gentle correction, comforting the discouraged, and strengthening the weak while remaining patient with all set in my path.
- If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God's church? | 1 Timothy 3:5
- My breath is offensive to my wife, and my own family finds me repulsive. | Job 19:17
- Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor. | Romans 12:10
- Yes, it is true that I am a family redeemer, but there is a redeemer closer than I am. | Ruth 3:12
My wife and I are united, leaving the head in charge. Family is being placed in a sphere
just as I. We live life rejoicing and sharing struggles as one.
I engage personal bondage without limitations
in hopes that my example and words of encouragement
might strengthen those in my life to seek and achieve
the same level of freedom and peace in their lives.
- Isn't your piety your confidence, and the integrity of your life your hope? | Job 4:6
- You supported me because of my integrity and set me in Your presence forever. | Psalm 41:21
- in everything. Make yourself an example of good works with integrity and dignity in your teaching. | Titus 2:7
- The one who lives with integrity is righteous; his children who come after him will be happy. | Proverbs 20:7
- The one who lives with integrity will be helped, but one who distorts right and wrong will suddenly fall. | Proverbs 28:18
- I will pay attention to the way of integrity. When will You come to me? I will live with a heart of integrity in my house. | Psalm 101:2
- My eyes favor the faithful of the land so that they may sit down with me. The one who follows the way of integrity may serve me. | Psalm 101:6
- But no accounting is to be required from them for the money put into their hands since they work with integrity. | 2 Kings 22:7
- And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace. | James 3:18
- There is no peace for the wicked," says my God. | Isaiah 57:21
- If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone. | Romans 12:18
- "There is no peace for the wicked," says the Lord. | Isaiah 48:22
- If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. | Luke 10:6
- diligently keeping the unity of the Spirit with the peace that binds us. | Ephesians 4:3
- Since You, my God, have revealed to Your servant that You will build him a house, Your servant has found courage to pray in Your presence. | 1 Chronicles 17:25
- Deal with Your servant based on Your faithful love; teach me Your statutes. | Psalm 119:124
- Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous in Your sight. | Psalm 143:2
- You see that faith was active together with his works, and by works, faith was perfected. | James 2:22
- holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. | 1 Timothy 3:9
- the testing of your faith produces endurance. | James 1:3
- Before this faith came, we were confined under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith was revealed. | Galatians 3:23
- Jesus replied to them, "Have faith in God. | Mark 11:22
- But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without works, and I will show you faith from my works. | James 2:18
- In Him we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. | Ephesians 3:12
- And He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace." | Luke 7:50
- You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. | James 2:24
Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. For our ancestors won God's approval by it.
By faith we understand that the universe was created by God's command, so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible.
By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain [did]. By faith he was approved as a righteous man, because God approved his gifts, and even though he is dead, he still speaks through his faith.
By faith Enoch was taken away so he did not experience death, and he was not to be found because God took him away. For prior to his removal he was approved, since he had pleased God.
Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.
By faith Noah, after he was warned about what was not yet seen and motivated by godly fear, built an ark to deliver his family. By faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went out to a place he was going to receive as an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he stayed as a foreigner in the land of promise, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, co-heirs of the same promise.
For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. By faith even Sarah herself, when she was unable to have children, received power to conceive offspring, even though she was past the age, since she considered that the One who had promised was faithful.
Therefore from one man-in fact, from one as good as dead-came offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven and as innumerable as the grains of sand by the seashore.
These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth. Now those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they were thinking about where they came from, they would have had an opportunity to return.
But they now desire a better place-a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He received the promises and he was offering his unique son, the one it had been said about, Your seed will be traced through Isaac.
He considered God to be able even to raise someone from the dead, and as an illustration, he received him back. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and he worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
By faith Joseph, as he was nearing the end of his life, mentioned the exodus of the Israelites and gave instructions concerning his bones.
By faith, after Moses was born, he was hidden by his parents for three months, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they didn't fear the king's edict. By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin.
For he considered the reproach because of the Messiah to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward. By faith he left Egypt behind, not being afraid of the king's anger, for Moses persevered as one who sees Him who is invisible. By faith he instituted the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn might not touch the Israelites.
By faith they crossed the Red Sea as though they were on dry land. When the Egyptians attempted to do this, they were drowned.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after being encircled [by the Israelites] for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute received the spies in peace and didn't perish with those who disobeyed. And what more can I say? Time is too short for me to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the raging of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength after being weak, became mighty in battle, and put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead-they were raised to life again. Some men were tortured, not accepting release, so that they might gain a better resurrection, and others experienced mockings and scourgings, as well as bonds and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, and mistreated.
The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and on mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground. All these were approved through their faith, but they did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, so that they would not be made perfect without us.