As the week begins let’s start it off on the right foot. Let’s fill ourselves up with the Holy Spirit by spending time in God’s Word. Let’s remove any barriers by dealing with any issues or concerns up front. Let’s not allow bitterness nor anger nor frustration be our drivers or motivation as we start… Continue reading Do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear)
Do you have it? Do you want it? Do you need it? Remember how we aren’t to lean on our own understanding? We need to trust God. We need to acknowledge Him in all our ways. We need to allow Him to make our path straight. Ever considered what God’s Word says about understanding? We… Continue reading Understanding…
Remember what it takes to create jealousy. Looking up what the root cause for jealousy is, I found it to be the "inability to achieve something that the other person has achieved". I looked a bit deeper and found that the causes of jealousy tend to fall into 4 categories: Lack of self confidence: The… Continue reading Don’t allow jealousy to rob you of the truth and of your joy!
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 …
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 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)
Work Fearlessly... Ever heard that said? Ever wondered what that mean? Ever lived it? To you does it mean "learn quickly, improve constantly, and celebrate our wins at every turn."? Does it "We innovate and take risks to achieve uncommon outcomes. We are curious and not afraid of experimentation or failure. We take risks and… Continue reading Work Fearlessly
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…
Are things looking tough? Are things feeling rough? Are things feeling overwhelming? Are things feeling tense? Are things feeling uncertain? How are you responding? You can't control what comes your way but you can control how you respond. Are you being light in the midst of the darkness? Are you being encouragement in the midst… Continue reading Don’t lose hope! Don’t be afraid! God will make a way!
What if someone told you to meet them somewhere and then something would happen, would you go and wait? What if they weren't there according to your timing, could you be patient enough to wait for them? What if they weren't there and the others around you were starting to worry too, would you try… Continue reading Will you allow fear to rob you of the blessing?
Is the reason you are forcing yourself to go into when you are sick fear? Is the reason you are forcing yourself to go into work worry? Is the reason you are forcing yourself to go into work when you are sick self-centered? Fear Not, just believe! Worry changes nothing so instead pray which changes… Continue reading Are you looking out for the safety and best interest of others?
What if it impacted your finances? What if it impacted your health? What if it impacted your relationships? Will you still trust Him? Would you be willing to do a do-over? What if you had to restart because your financial situation? What if you had to fight through tough times in order to restart good… Continue reading Is your faith great enough that you will trust God thru it all?
Are you prepared for the day when you will be called before the authority? Are you prepared for the day when you will be asked to give a reason for the hope that is within you? Are you prepared for the day when you will be called to give an answer? Where does your answer… Continue reading How will you respond when you are called before the king?
Are you willing to do what is right? Are you willing to be obedient to God's instruction? Will you allow fear to keep from doing what your faith would have enabled? Is your faith greater than your fear? What do you have faith in? With God all things are possible, so if our faith is… Continue reading Are you good to your word? How do you display your faithfulness?
Ever heard or read "fear not, just believe"? Ever heard or read "worry changes nothing but prayer changes everything"? Ever heard or read "faith over fear"? Ever heard or read "fear is a liar"? Ever heard or read "who by worrying can …"? So let's turn to God when the devil is trying to make… Continue reading Don’t allow fear or worry to make you do something you may regret.