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!
As I prepare for Sunday, where our new norm is online church, online youth groups, and then coming together as a family for brunch, we all have our focus on God! Where are you at today? Fear not, just believe in God! Worry not, through prayer and petition gives your cares up to God! Nothing… Continue reading Count on God!
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)
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!
As the work week comes to an end there are but a few hours to make an impact and to finish strong. We need to start our weeks strong and finish them stronger. With so much going on around the world and so many external factors impacting people's lives, we need to cautious and aware.… Continue reading Finish strong and finish healthy…
Change is a foot! As I get ready for this new day I will start where it all begins...with God. I will read His Word with the hope and expectation that it will help be get prepared for the good works He has prepared in advance for me to accomplish. As today is the beginning… Continue reading It’s a new day! It’s a new way! Are you ready to play?
The Story of Job. - Day 45 Imagine having 4 friends who are trying to give you advice. Imagine those 4 friends give you direction based on their understanding of the situation. Imagine all 4 of them weren't giving you the right advice because they didn't have the full context. What would it take for… Continue reading What if they were all wrong? What if God’s plan is beyond their ability to understand?
The Story of Job. – Day 36 Who do you trust? What do you trust? When do you trust? Where do you trust? Why do you trust? How do you trust? If you trust then do you need to keep protesting and trying to prove your case? If you trust then do you need to… Continue reading How much do you need to protest to prove your case?
The Story of Job. - Day 32 We all have a choice of whether we will receive the gift of grace or not. We all have a choice of whether we will spend out lives with God or apart from God. We all have a choice of whether we will believe or not. We all… Continue reading Will you stick with God through it all?
The Story of Job. - Day 28 Look to understand where you are at. Remember your value to God and to others. Remember what your true motivation really is. Are you doing it for the money or because it is a calling? Are you doing it for prestige or because God told you to? Are… Continue reading Amid it all, what will you believe and where will you turn?
He is trustworthy! He is faithful! His Word is true! His Word is dependable! God's Word is reliable! So are you in a relationship with God and pursuing His Word? I remember when God called me to marry my wife. I remember when God showed me daughters as I was relating to Philip the evangelist.… Continue reading When God makes you a promise, you can know it will happen.
Do you realize it will cost you something? Do you realize that you have already been given what is required? Do you realize it means you have to be willing to do something? We need to go beyond being hearers of the Word to becoming doers of the Word. Will you pick up the call… Continue reading Do you have enough compassion to make it right?
You want to be a good steward, right? You want to do what is right, right? You want to be prepared, right? So how do you make sure you have enough? How do you make sure you don't have too much? How can you be confident that you are setup for success? What are you… Continue reading How to right size something?