It is interesting how as my work week begins that it begins on the theme of getting the work done. As I look forward at this week there is much to do and get done at work, for camp, and at home. As I look forward at this week and consider God's plans and purposes … Continue reading Let’s get it done!
'Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I … Continue reading Man of the House – United
So you woke up this morning from a night of sleep and how do you feel? Rested? Tired? Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Have you filled up? Are you feeling ready to go? Are you physically ready? Are you mentally ready? Are you emotionally ready? Are you spiritually … Continue reading Are you filled up and ready to go?
Over the years you have seen many posts come out around forgiveness and the stories of how I first learned to forgive vs those where I chose to start with forgiveness and bypass the pain and suffering that comes with bitterness. Bitterness sometimes is spoken of as a root, a root that if we allow … Continue reading Chained in bitterness or Freed by forgiveness? The choice is yours!
Will you choose to live your life in a way that is moral, ethical, and good? Will you believe enough to choose to live a life that is honorable, reputable, and honest? Will you pursue and be interested in living a life that is exemplary, irreproachable, and uncorrupted? Will you care enough to make choices … Continue reading Will you care enough to do it right?
Ever heard a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true? Ever seen a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory? Ever experienced a situation, person, … Continue reading Sound strange but you know it’s true?
As I started my morning and saw today's verse, it brought me back to a time when I didn't realize the value and need to forgive. I brought back memories of how when I was prompted daily that I needed to forgive them for what they had done and yet I refused and gave excuse … Continue reading Forgiveness is the key! God is required!
This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! https://youtu.be/QCN893hzueQ How about you? Will you let your light shine? https://youtu.be/ZDV_3FYwYdo As you prepare for your day today, will you let your light shine in this dark world? Are you prepared to let your light … Continue reading Let your light shine!
Do you see the needs around you? Do you see the impact you can make on their lives? Do you see what your role in filling the needs could be? Do you see what your purpose in meeting the needs can be? Who will you serve today? Do you see the need of orphans? Do … Continue reading Who will you serve today?
'It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of … Continue reading Don’t feed the worms!
It is interesting how checking out the data about the posts over the years, which articles seem to get the most traffic or attention. The one that seems to get the most is titled Ever heard birds of a feather flock together? Be careful who you are hanging out with because you may become like … Continue reading Beware the company you keep!
With the good works having been prepared in advance for you to do, will you do it? Being God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance as our way of life, will you do it? So the good works are ready for you to do it, will … Continue reading The good works have been prepared for you to do…
How crazy do things need to get? How hard do things need to get? How far off course do things need to get? How many people need to get sick and tired of being sick and tired? How big of a revival would it take to be enough? How far left or right does it … Continue reading When is enough, enough?
Are you ready for your Lord and Savior to return? Are you ready to meet your Lord and Savior face to face? Are you resisting the gift of grace through Jesus? Are you rejecting Him as your Lord and Savior? When Jesus returns, will you be in a position to receive Him with joy and … Continue reading Are you ready for Jesus’ return?
We are all flesh and spirit. It is our decisions in the flesh that will make the difference to where we end up after this life on earth. Given the choice of eternity with God or apart from God what would you choose? Given the choice of eternity in Heaven or in Hell what would … Continue reading Being eternal means after this life there is another.
I think it comes down to perspective. Imagine that you are facing a huge situation that you need to take care of. Imagine you have a little bit of faith, say the size of a mustard seed, in God. This is where my math brain kicks in and shows how even that little bit of … Continue reading Do you realize the impact of a little on a lot?
What does it take for you to accept something as true? What does it take for you to trust something as true? What does it take for you to credit something as being true? What does it take for you to stand firm that something is true? Do you have to see it to believe … Continue reading Do you realize the importance of Believing?
If someone were watching you, what would they see? If someone were learning from you, what would they discover? If someone were following you, where would they end up? Are you being a good role model? Are you setting a good example? What would others learn from observing you? Are you teaching them how to … Continue reading Are you leading by example?
If your parents told you something, would you believe it? If your grandparents told you something, would you believe it? If your teacher told you something, would you believe it? If your pastor told you something, would you believe it? If your politicians told you something, would you believe it? If your boss told you … Continue reading Who would have to say it for you to believe it? What would it take for you to receive the gifts with unrestrained and uninhibited with gratitude and thankfulness?
As I ask these questions a few stories come to which each came with their own lessons. Once God called me to join a HOA that consisted of over ten thousand people and to get involved in the community I did. The He called me to step up into the role of president of the … Continue reading Ever been called to stop or step out? Ever been in a position of high visibility and effectiveness and then have it taken away?