Trusted adviser or good listener? What do you do when you hear about conflicts? What do you do when people's plans don't seem to align? What do you do when they play as friend but you have observed behavior that may make them a foe? What do you do when they try to play ally… Continue reading Friend or Foe? Ally or Adversary?
Imagine gliding across the water at up to 26 MPH, bobbing, weaving, turning, and getting to see amazing things like alligators, turtles, and many varieties of birds. Reeds flying by, water splashing up from time to time. Exhilarating and amazing adventure where you can't see where you are going but the drive is able to… Continue reading Are you walking? Are you running? Are you gliding? Are you bobbing? Are you weaving? Are you spinning?
It may not have been easy. It may not have been direct. It may have required pain and betrayal. It may have required shaping and adversity. It may have required building trust. It may have required time for you to realize He is dependable. Now that you believe. Now that you are ready. Now is… Continue reading Now that you believe. Now that you are ready. It is time to get it done!
Will you look to greater nations to be your help or savior? Will you look to greater people to be your help or savior? Will you look to God to be your hope and your salvation? Will you turn back to God in obedience or walk in your own ways? Will you receive the instruction… Continue reading In whom shall you trust? What will adversity do to or for you?
Take a look at history and watch the pendulum swing... Good Obedience Aligned Right evil disobedience misaligned wrong Throughout history we watch civilization align with God and then rebel against God. We see people and societies whose predecessors followed God get too comfortable and then take for granted the way things are not realizing the… Continue reading The pendulum of life…
perfect, complete and lacking nothingMaking it through benefits more than just you! It helps those you can help too. It helps those who will follow you. It helps those who are depending on you. It will help those who are counting on you. He may bless you with kids. It will create a trickle effect… Continue reading Do you realize making it through adversity will also bless your kids?
Ever gone through a tough time and when it is all over you realize you would never have asked for it, but having been through it you wouldn't want to ever give up the experience? Ever learned through adversity something that you couldn't have ever learned just having good times? Ever had a second chance… Continue reading Worth it in the end!
Ever considered why it had to be this way? Ever considered what it would have taken for things to work out had the adversity never happened? Ever considered during the adversity, how is this going to be used for good? Ever considered during the adversity the greater purpose for it? Ever gotten to the place… Continue reading Ever considered that this adversity has a purpose?
Ever gone through some adversity and while in the midst tried to figure out why? Ever been through some tough times and wondered what good could come from this? Ever considered those who instigated it? Ever had to confront those you thought who got you into that position? Did you forgive them? Ever gotten to… Continue reading Ever asked yourself why? Why me? What for?
Do you realize what you learn? Do you realize what got removed? Do you realize what it taught you? Do yo realize what how it has prepared you? Do you realize how the gifts you were given can be used? Do you realize that training you were given was for something greater? Do you realize… Continue reading Do you realize how God can use adversity to prepare you for greater things?
What will it reveal about your character? What will your response say about who you are? Where will you find strength? Where will you put your trust? Where does your hope come from? In this world you will have troubles - Jesus tells us that - He doesn't say you may, He says "In this… Continue reading How will you respond to adversity?
Has your life had a divine encounter? Has your life been transformed? Have you had your eyes opened to the truth? Are you able to see things more clearly because of the transformation? Are you keeping it all to yourself? Are you not sharing the good news with others? How have you been able to… Continue reading Have you been touched? Have you been able to keep quiet? Have you been able to keep it to yourself?
How long have you been just been out there looking down? How long will you stay up there out of the hustle and bustle of everyday? Are you a watcher rather than a doer? There are things to do that need your help! There are things to do that only you have the ability to… Continue reading What are you doing up there watching? Why don’t you get involved?
At lunch with a friend yesterday this very topic came up. He was sharing how God had spoken to him about not everything we get is from Him, but that we add to it ourselves. He mentioned about how insurance policies speak about "acts of God" and that how about 98% of the events can… Continue reading God won’t give you more than you can handle…are you adding more?
This morning's reading continues into Matthew 8 with the title "He Carried Our Diseases". He didn't do it for the accolades, He did it to glorify His Father in Heaven. He was compassionate and met people right where they are at. He didn't hold back, but rather He would reach out and touch people. Here… Continue reading Need healing?