When I think of the perfect leader, a picture gets painted in my head. I envision a tall, strapping man in his early forties with a great haircut and a snug tailored suit. I see someone who is physically fit and smooth with his speech. This man is well educated…

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” -Luke 9:23

The cross is not…

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.

I do not receive glory from people. But I know that you do not have…

“Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.” -Ephesians 4:1

“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility…

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. -Ephesians 5:4

I am learning the amount of power that my tongue has in my life. I am noticing the disconnect between my heart and my…

Luke 3:22 — “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Luke 4:1–2 — “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit,… was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for 40 days being tempted by the devil.”

Luke 4:14 — “And Jesus returned in the power of…

”Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy…

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King! Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre! For…

“And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he commanded us.” — 1 John 3:23

Let us believe in Jesus.

More belief in him as a savior. That he truly saves us from darkness. That he has rescued…

“Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God” — 1 Peter 1:22–23

Zachary Garza Sr.

Founder and Executive Director of Forerunner Mentoring Program in Dallas, Texas and the host of the “You Can Mentor” podcast.

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