The One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar
En 1985 as a guest speaker at a megachurch in Dallas, Texas, I quoted Zig Ziglar from his book See You at the Top in my message on overcoming giants in your life. Aft er the service, a tall, thin, immaculately dressed gentle man approached me and said, “I really liked what you had to say about Zig Ziglar.”
I replied by asking, “Oh, are you a Zig fan?” Th e “fan” paused for a moment before he said, “I am Zig Ziglar!” To my astonishment (and embarrass ment), I had met one of my heroes!
Long before I ever met Zig Ziglar in person, his book See You at the Top inspired me to make signifi cant changes in my life. I began setting goals.
One of the fi rst was to graduate from college. Zig’s influence in my life through that book continued as I earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctorate.
After I had met Zig and as our friendship grew, I began receiving regular Saturday morning calls from him that have been a great blessing in my life. As Zig prepared to teach his Sunday morning Bible class, he would go over his ideas for his lesson. I soon became his “pastor in residence” and amateur theologian.
As we spoke of the week’s passage from Scripture, I would use my background in biblical studies to give him context and socioeconomic, geographical, and spiritual implications from my personal studies. Saturday mornings with Zig became not just a ritual but a blessing that I will treasure forever.
Our long-standing friendship has been featured in two books: Sheltering Trees, by Donna VanLiere and Eddie Carswell, and Over the Top, Zig’s sequel to See You at the Top. Zig used my story of becoming “a meaningful specifi c” rather than “a wandering generality.”
We bonded from the beginning, and what ensued was an unequaled relationship that—other than my relationship with Jesus Christ—has helped shape me as a husband, a father, a Christian, and an inspirational speaker.
— Dr. Ike Reighard
I asked Ike to write this book with me because I have valued and trusted his spiritual discernment and his biblical counsel for many years now.
I believe you will benefi t, as I have, from the wisdom and knowledge that Ike Reighard brings to this book. Between the two of us, you will fi nd quotes, memory verses, and thought-provoking daily insights into our beloved Word of God.
It is our prayer that these daily devotions will encourage you and lead you into a more intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. - Zig Ziglar
Some of the devotionals:
Write It Down!
God’s Dream For Our Lives
Discover Your Strengths
Excellence Where You Are
Second And Third Chances