I remember many years back getting to hear a sermon about how to pray. It was interesting as it broke out each part of the Lord’s Prayer in a way where it becomes personal. It was exciting because it allowed it to not just repeat these words but also about a conversation and relationship with … Continue reading Do you know how to pray like Jesus?
Do you care about yourself? Pray! Do you care about your spouse? Pray! Do you care about your kids? Pray! Do you care about your family? Pray! Do you care about your friends? Pray! Do you care about your work? Pray! Do you care about your workplace? Pray! Do you care about your church? Pray! … Continue reading Do you care? Pray!
Have you ever been taught? Do you know the pattern? Do you understand the pattern? I remember listening to a sermon by Pastor Jenkins where he breaks it down. Today’s reading starts on this topic… 1One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, … Continue reading Do you know how to pray?
There are many people who are being persecuted and abused around the world because of their faith in Jesus. Their faith is what is going to provide them eternal life with God. The challenge that faces those of us wondering what to pray is the consideration of the various events taking place (be it in … Continue reading Praying for salvation…
This is the day that the Lord has made, so let us rejoice and be glad in it! Let’s not be paralyzed by fear of the future but instead let’s make the most of our today! Let’s keep focused on what we can do today because tomorrow is not promised! Let’s focus on today rather … Continue reading THRIVE: Choose to get started today!
Ever heard that what is the greatest threat to the planet according to man? Ever considered if that is the right answer? Many think it is climate change but I would have to disagree. Taken a look around these days and everything that is taking place? Considered that some nations that consider themselves godless and … Continue reading THRIVE: What will it take for things to get back on track?
First Tuesday of 2022, a year that has kicked off with a theme of THRIVE, a day that has kicked off with the theme of renewal, and the importance of planting lots of seeds and knowing that they are good seeds because whatever you sow you will also reap. In the beginning, God wanted to … Continue reading What are you in need of renewing?
As today begins and a new stage of life is about to begin, my hope and trust are in God as He takes my oldest into a new world. He is taking her into a new and exciting adventure where she will get to be trained and led to be able to save lives. With … Continue reading Looking ahead requires that we have light to see where we are going…
As this year comes to a start I am excited to set a focus for the year around being a dad. Last year God spoke to me and this year I am going to be putting more time into gathering and sharing data that will help me and everyone else understand the importance, the value, … Continue reading Happy New Year!
As we get up today ad consider how the last month of the year is upon us what are you reflecting on? Do you still have things you want/need to get done to close out the year? Have you been making a difference for the past 11 months? What is your calling? What s your … Continue reading Making a difference…we are all supposed to be…how are you?
Do you only talk to Him when you have a need? Do you talk with Him throughout your day? Do you talk to Him when you wake up? Do you talk to Him when you are going to bed? Do you pray over your dinners? How do you pray? How do you talk with God? … Continue reading How do you talk with God?
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Are you expecting a victory? Do you understand the battle? Do you who the competitors of the battle are? Do you realize whose battle it is? Which side will you be on? How will you decide? You realize that it matters and will determine the outcome right? Ever heard the battle belongs to the Lord? … Continue reading To understand victory you have to understand the battle and whose battle it is!
Ever been at the start of something and felt a bit nervous? Or may just a bit anxious? Or maybe a just a bit afraid? Or was it excitement you are feeling? When you get butterflies in your stomach, what feeling have you connected it to? I remember when I had the aha moment when … Continue reading Feeling a bit anxious?
Ever been told to do something without reason and answered “Why?”. Ever asked someone to do something and received a response of “Why?”. Ever given a reason and got another response of “Why?”. “Why” is an interesting as it is a question of wanting to understand. It is a question that can produce rejection or … Continue reading Why? It is such an interesting question.
Are you compassionate? Do show compassion to others? Do you show compassion for others? How do you show compassion in your life? Compassion means: “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others”. Synonyms:pity · sympathy · feeling · fellow feeling · empathy · understanding · care · concern · solicitude · solicitousness … Continue reading Compassion…
Ever felt like because of who you are others treat you differently? Ever felt like because of what you believe others treat you differently? Ever had someone look at you like you were an alien from outer space who didn’t belong? Being believers in Jesus and knowing that heaven is our home, maybe they are … Continue reading We need to live lives worthy of our God!
Ever heard someone else receive and offer and then make a statement like “tempting, but…”. Do you realize that temptations are common? Do you realize that when you are feeling tempted by something you aren’t the first and you won’t be the last? Do you realize that those temptations won’t be more than you can … Continue reading Ever had someone make you an offer?
Ever heard the words “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times“? Ever considered what is taking place on this planet right now and all the good and amazing things that are taking place? Ever considered what is taking place on this planet right now and all the evil, the pain, … Continue reading What starts fights and quarrels among you?
Who is God to you? Is He enough or are you looking for God plus something else? Is He Lord of all or is He not Lord at all in your life? Who is Jesus to you? Have you invited Him into your heart and life as the Lord of all of your life? Have … Continue reading Is God enough for you?