Ever found yourself in a tough situation? Ever found yourself in a struggle? Every found yourself in a situation that was challenging or difficult? How did you move forward? How did you move on? What was your motivation? What was your hope? Where did you turn? When did you decide how to respond? How dedicated… Continue reading Even in the midst of a challenge or struggle, God can be at work.
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?
Do you realize that it takes something finishing before something else can start? Do you realize one chapter has to end before the next chapter begins? Do you realize the new life that will start when the previous one is finished? When I reflect back to about a year and a half ago when I… Continue reading It is finished!
How much stuff do you need? Money isn't evil, the love of money is the root of all evil. Is it more important to feel good than to do good? Is it more important to self promote than to be a servant leader? What will it take to grow up and look beyond this?… Continue reading When will you look beyond the material stuff, the feel good stuff, and the self promoting stuff?
Stories of what God is and has done in and through your life? Have you shared divine encounters? Have you shared life changing events that have taken place? Have you shared the miracles you have witnessed? Have you shared any of them? Don't hold them to yourself! Don't hold back from sharing the hope that… Continue reading Have you shared your Story?
Do you have any? Even just a little bit? What are you going to do with it? What are you doing with it? Do you realize the potential is? Even if you only have a little bit? Don't give up! Don't quit! There is hope even when you only have a little! A little hope… Continue reading It doesn’t take a lot to make a big difference!
Do you believe or not? Do you think it can be done or not? Consider your thoughts and your words! When you are going to say something consider what you are trying to say. Imagine if my previous statement has started with if the difference that makes to the comment. It's not if, it's not… Continue reading There’s no if’s…it’s a matter of when!
This morning's reading starts in Malachi 3 and has two very interesting titles: "The Master You’ve Been Looking For" and "The Difference Between Serving God and Not Serving Him". The reading speaks to the coming of John who will prepare the way for when Jesus comes. It then references how when Jesus comes, to take… Continue reading Would you recognize him if you saw him? Would you believe it if you had been there?
Don't be someone who acts in spiteful revenge or criminally vengeful against others. You will run the risk of being hit with acts of vengeance. Remember the battle belongs to the Lord and as such let Him take care of things and handle it properly. Let's not be lead into the traps of the devil… Continue reading Don’t rub it in their face. Remember how you are supposed to behave!
Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all… Continue reading Are you lusting after the wrong things? Are you dealing with unhealthy cravings?
My morning reading today came from Job 40, 41, 42 and Psalm 134. In Job 40, we read of this incredible creature, the Behemoth: 15-24“Look at the land beast, Behemoth. I created him as well as you. Grazing on grass, docile as a cow— Just look at the strength of his back, the powerful muscles of his belly. His… Continue reading Ever read about dinosaurs? Ever read about them in the Bible?
When you are doing what is good and what is right the devil may feel threatened. When you are glorify God in how you live so that others can see how much you love and trust God, the devil may feel threatened. If the devil is feeling threatened and comes after you, how will you… Continue reading When being tested, how do you respond?
As I start this new day and consider the last year, all I can say is "Wow!". There were so many different experiences and feelings. There were so many different responses and changes. There were big changes, happy changes, experiences to share and be open rather than to fear and clam up. There were times… Continue reading As a new year dawns…
“And the seed that fell in the weeds—well, these are the ones who hear, but then the seed is crowded out and nothing comes of it as they go about their lives worrying about tomorrow, making money, and having fun. – Luke 8:14 Where are you at in your life today? Are you looking to… Continue reading Are you letting the worries, riches, and pleasures of this world keep you from becoming all you could be?
You know where you are now and you have hopes and dreams for the future. Don't allow fear to keep you from the greater things that God has planned for you. Don't allow the fears and the cares of this world paralyze you from realizing the incredible things that are yet to come. Forgiveness is… Continue reading Greater things are yet to come.