I am blessed this season to be a part of a small group of men going through a series using the book “The Power of a Praying Husband” by Stormie Omartian and Michael Omartian. As we were closing last night and we were going through prayer requests, one of the men turns to me and says that… Continue reading Ever shared something in a small group and had someone say …
Ever gone through times of extreme highs? Success? Pleasure? Excitement? Discovery? Victory? Freedom? Experience? Love? Joy? Hope? Encounters? Answers? Ever gone through times of extreme lows? Failure? Betrayal? Lies? Loss? Deaths? Temptations? Opposition? Healthy issue? Sadness? Exhaustion? Through it all did you stay connected? Through it all did you stick close? Through it were there people… Continue reading Stay connected thru the highs and the lows
Consider all the people who appear to be successful based on many popular definitions… rich, famous, popular, … Consider how many of them we see fall or get tripped up in that success. Success isn’t the top, it is part of the journey and once you get to it, the foundation you have built gets… Continue reading The biggest challenge in life is success and prosperity.
Consider what has taken place in your life and the story your life can tell. Are you sharing the testimony of what God has done and is doing in and through your life? Consider what you have been through and where you ended up. Consider what you have learned and how it has transformed you.… Continue reading Are you telling your Story and giving God the Glory?
Are you having to go through some pretty deep stuff? Are you having to go through some pretty hard stuff? Are you having to go through some pretty challenging stuff? Are you having to go through some pretty painful stuff? Don’t give up! Don’t be afraid! Keep your eyes on God who is with you.… Continue reading Consider what you are walking through and keep your eyes on the goal.
In this world we will have troubles. Consider Jesus’ obedience up to death on a cross. Be sustained and encouraged throughout the trial Hebrews 5:7 7 In the days of His flesh [Jesus] offered up definite, special petitions [for that which He not only wanted but needed] and supplications with strong crying and tears… Continue reading Been through a trial and knew Jesus was with me–helped me make it through
The Story of Job. – Day 16 As I start this day and consider all that I have to be thankful for, it starts with: FOR THE My incredible wife – who is loving and caring and fits the bill of finding something good and who has helped me receive favor from the Lord. My… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
When I consider some of my prayers, I mean big prayers, I think to a prayer for my cousin who was in a coma after being hit by a transport truck while he was riding in a friend’s vehicle and asking God to heal him and bring him back to the family. Another big prayer… Continue reading How big will you believe for? How big will you trust?
Some times people get all caught up in watching others, talking about others, and in some cases even judging them. We compare their actions, their words, and their attitudes to ours and then questioning the outcomes. We are more interested in justifying ourselves to others than just doing what is right and giving it all… Continue reading Don’t judge, just do what you are supposed to do knowing you will get your just reward.
Ever been going thru a hard time and cried out to God? Ever been going thru a hard time that felt like it would never end? Ever wondered if things would ever get better? Ever gotten thru it and realized that God was with you, providing for you through it all? Ever gotten thru it… Continue reading Don’t give up! Don’t lose hope! God will sustain you!
What are you holding onto in your heart? Is it true or is it false? Is it love or is it bitterness? Is it hope or is it hopelessness? Is it fear or is it fearlessness? Is it pains or is it healing? Is it sorrow or is it joy? Have you ever invited Jesus… Continue reading What is the state of your heart?
Ever had people plotting against you? Ever been betrayed by someone you thought you could trust? Do you realize that there is power in forgiveness? Do you realize that God made a way for us to be forgiven and reconciled with Him? Do you realize that same power of forgiveness is available to us in… Continue reading St. Matthew Passion…(The Bible’s Impact on Music [May 19])
Will you turn back? Will you look up? Will you choose to do so before you hit the bottom? When you hit the bottom will you choose to bounce back? Will you choose to start looking up? Will you choose to start looking for other alternatives? Will you lie their moping and bitter? The devil… Continue reading Do you have to hit rock bottom before things start to look up?
It’s interesting how in life there are trends that come and go. Today we find ourselves in a place where there are people arguing over truth. Today we find ourselves in a place where people are divided over right and wrong. Today we find ourselves in a place where even though a person is doing… Continue reading Take a look around. Does the environment seem hostile to you?
Ever had to go thru some tough times when you couldn’t help but wonder why? Ever saw others who are suffering and wonder why? Ever gotten thru it and even though you would never wish it on your worst enemy, you would never give it up because of what you learned through it? The two… Continue reading Ever wondered why there is suffering?