Everything flows from the heart and so we are to guard our hearts.


What are you allowing in thru your eyes? What are you spending time watching and seeing? What are you allowing in thru your ears? What are you listening to and hearing? Is it good stuff that builds up? Is it bad stuff that tears down? Is it tv or social media things that taint your… Continue reading Everything flows from the heart and so we are to guard our hearts.

The pendulum of history. Do what is right in the eyes of God. Do what is evil in the eyes of God.


Do you realize what is required to do what is right? Do you remember how Jesus shared that all the laws and prophets can be wrapped up in two pieces? 37Jesus replied: "'Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38This is the first… Continue reading The pendulum of history. Do what is right in the eyes of God. Do what is evil in the eyes of God.

Where is your heart at?


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?

A new week! A new day! A new way!

Confidence

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!

Then what should or can I do?


Yesterday's message was to not give up! It was a pretty rough day with some very interesting bombs getting dropped on me. The day started with the encouragement and hope from God's Word as it is today. The day ended with a conversation that caused me to question so many things. Stress and worry make… Continue reading Then what should or can I do?

The new way, model, procedure… Is new better? How can you know or tell?


Do you have a baseline for how things use to be doing? Do you have a set of metrics that you have been using to know the health and wellness? Do you have any indicators that tell you how successful it has been? If so, that will help you know as long as you keep… Continue reading The new way, model, procedure… Is new better? How can you know or tell?

Do you know how to fill that empty feeling in your heart? Did you know there is one thing that can fill it?


Ever have that feeling in your heart that there is an empty spot that needs filling? Ever tried to fill it with everything you can find? Ever found that it didn't fill it up? Do you know what it takes to fill that spot? Do you realize it is like a puzzle and that one… Continue reading Do you know how to fill that empty feeling in your heart? Did you know there is one thing that can fill it?

Working thru the damage of the storm while delivering good news to others.


Ever been in the middle of two very drastic and opposite experiences? Ever had a touch personal situation and at the same time needed to deliver good news? Ever had a traumatic experience personally and then had to celebrate someone else? Where do you put your focus in order to make both possible? How do… Continue reading Working thru the damage of the storm while delivering good news to others.

How are you adding value?


Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? Are you part of making the process better or not? Are you in the process as a cog or are you adding value? Are you in the process as a placeholder or as a value add? What value do you add the process? What… Continue reading How are you adding value?

How much will you trust God in the midst of the storm(s)?


The Story of Job. - Day 39 We don't need to understand it all. We don't need to do it all. God will provide! God is in control! God's timing is perfect! God can defend himself! Vengeance is mine says the Lord! Can you trust God enough to let go when you don't know what… Continue reading How much will you trust God in the midst of the storm(s)?

Will you give God what you have?


Do you realize that when you have God, you have all that you need? Do you have Jesus in your life or are you trying to make it through life on your own? Do you realize you can't out give God? Do you realize that the only thing God asks us to test Him in… Continue reading Will you give God what you have?

Partial obedience is still disobedience.


Isn't partial obedience willful disobedience? We don't get to pick and choose which commands of God to follow. To obey God, we must be willing to make the necessary changes, adjustments, or sacrifices required. We can't go after it halfheartedly or partially but rather fully obey God. There is no blessing in partial obedience. Obedience… Continue reading Partial obedience is still disobedience.

It’s a matter of the heart!


From the overflow of your heart, you speak. From the overflow of your heart, you act. From the overflow of your heart, you believe. From the overflow of your heart, you respond. From the overflow of your heart, you trust. So what are you putting into your heart? What are you allowing into your heart?… Continue reading It’s a matter of the heart!

Will you allow your anger or frustration with others disqualify you from God’s purpose or plan?


What if God gave you something to do to help the people and they were doing things that got you upset? Would you do it like God said or would you allow that anger and frustration to overtake you and cause you to do it your own way? Would you be willing to risk disqualifying… Continue reading Will you allow your anger or frustration with others disqualify you from God’s purpose or plan?

What is the state of your heart?


Consider what is coming out of you and what it is saying about the state of your heart. Consider what you are filling your heart with so that when it overflows people see your actions and hear your words. Will you allow God into your heart? Will you invite Jesus into your heart? Do you… Continue reading What is the state of your heart?