There are many who may say or do things to bait you into freaking out. There are many who make act or behave in a way in order to cause you to freak out. Remember that you can't control how others are going to act but you can control how you will respond. Was it… Continue reading Don’t freak out!
Jesus warns us that we will have troubles in this life. Are you going thru troubles right now? Take heart remembering how Jesus overcame the earth and defeated the power of sin and death. Take heart and remember the promise in the future where there will be no more tears and no more death so… Continue reading In this world we will have trouble but take heart for Jesus has overcome the world and in the future there will be a time without sorrow and death and pain.
Ever considered your motivation? Ever considered the why behind your what? Ever considered the outcome of such things? Ever considered the responses of such things? What if we went for a breakthrough transformation where our motivation is first Corinthians 13 love? What if decided to have love as our key motivator and as such our… Continue reading What is going to motivate you to do good?
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 …
What motivates you? What leads you? What directs you? What controls you? Are you willing to speak the truth in love, even when it is hard? Are you willing to speak the truth, even when it means confessing that you did something wrong? Are you willing to let God know all of you? Are you… Continue reading Where is your heart at?
We don't have to go to church to meet with God! God doesn't live at the church! We learn through the Bible that Jesus came as Emmanuel, God with us! Jesus went He went to sit at the right hand of the Father, sent the Holy Spirit who is our comforter and guide. The Holy… Continue reading We may need to stay home, but we are not alone!
Do you know what is true? what is right? what is just? Do you know that it will produce love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? Is it being built based on faith? Is it being built on something that will stand the test of time? Is it based on the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do… Continue reading Are you planning for the plan?
So how are you heading into this new week? Are you waking up with confidence? Woke up before my alarm today but a song was playing in my head - Confidence by Sanctus Real. The words "Give me faith like Daniel in the lion's den", "Give me a heart like David in the wilderness", "be… Continue reading A new week! A new day! A new way!
We can take hold of the fact that what the enemy plans for evil, God can take and turn around for good. We can take hold of the fact that God's ways are better than our ways. We can take hold of the fact that sometimes the right way is the harder way. We can… Continue reading Our ways aren’t God’s ways. His ways are better!
So it isn't going like you had thought or hoped. So it didn't go like you planned. How are you dealing with the shock? How are you dealings with the reality of what you just witnessed? Is it impacting your ability to trust? Is it impacting your ability to believe? Is it causing you to… Continue reading How long will you wait?
As we reflect on the Thursday of Passion Week, we see some key activities including: Peter and John finding the upper room and making preparations for the Passover, Jesus showing his servant heart by washing the disciples feet and how as leaders we need to serve, the Last Supper where the disciples participate in the… Continue reading Does it have to get worse before it gets better? (Day 100 of 2020)
This morning my day started with two things - a song playing in my head and a message from Galatians 6:9. The song keeps playing "There’s nothing that our God can’t do There’s not a prison wall He can’t break through Oh praise the name That makes a way There’s nothing that our God can’t… Continue reading Do not give up!
There is a huge difference between reacting and responding. A reaction is typically quick, without much thought, tense and aggressive. A response is thought out, calm and non-threatening. A reaction typically provokes more reactions – perpetuating a long line of hatefulness with nothing accomplished. A response typically provokes discussion – perpetuating healthy discussion (debate even)… Continue reading How should you be responding? Are you reacting or responding?
God is rarely early. God is never late. God's timing is perfect! You may have a plan or think that things should happen on your schedule but is that for your glory or the glory of God? Remember we setup a plan and God directs our footsteps. God knows the beginning from the end! God's… Continue reading It's not over till God says it is over!
Ever tried to come up with a plan and then so many distractions get in the way that you can't get there? Ever tried to come up with a plan and then found too many missing pieces to be able to ensure it is a solid or complete plan? Ever tried to come up with… Continue reading What's the plan man? or woman?