Do you engage others out of unconditional love? Do you engage others with respect? Do you engage others from a position of humility? Do you recognize them for who they are and how important they are to you and to God? Are you a giver, being supportive and generous to others? Are you playing your … Continue reading Do you realize that how you treat others matters?
Just because we are unaware of what we are doing, it doesn't negate God's promises. When I consider where I am now and the blessings that God has provided through the highs and the lows, I trace it back to a decision about 20 years ago. I didn't do it because I was in God's … Continue reading Do you realize the benefits of honoring your mother and father?
Do you realize that we are stronger when we are together? Did you happen to catch the Tough as Nails TV show with Phil who has lead the show Amazing Race? Did you happen to catch what Linda said about the finalists? As she lost out on the finale by seconds, her words of wisdom … Continue reading Unity and Maturity!
Are you living humbly? Are you living with a service attitude? Are you living in alignment with Jesus so that you are under His righteousness? You matter to God! He can’t bless us when we are being disobedient. He can’t bless us when we are living life pridefully. He can’t bless us when we block … Continue reading Are you living with a posture that can be blessed?
This morning as I scanned thru the Bing newsfeed the one article that hit me most was another cathedral that was on fire in France. I made me think of Notre Dame's fire earlier and then this new fire now in Nantes. It made me wonder what was going on and what these signs might … Continue reading What signs of the times are you noticing? or missing?
To me the idea of hot air filling a balloon when I think of puff up. Or to be blowing hot air to puff up someone’s ego. Or to be saying nice things to inflate someone’s head. Building up feels more permanent and structured. It feels like you are improving abilities and character. It feels … Continue reading What comes to mind when you compare puff up vs build up?
Ever heard the word “You take what the enemy meant for evil and you use it for good”? God is the God of second chances. God is the God of breakthrough. God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine. He can take what is looking daunting before you … Continue reading Turn it around…
Are you a manager or an individual contributor? Are you a leader or a follower? Are you doing your part? Are you leaning in to ensure your part gets done? Are you doing your part right? Are you doing your part well? Are you crossing the line? Are you rich? Are you oppressing others? Are … Continue reading Do you realize the role you have to play in this life?
If you had the choice to be humble or be humbled, which would you choose? Would you rather be humble and submitting to God or not be humble and be humbled by God? Pride comes before the fall! Humble yourself before the Lord and He will lift you up! Take a look at what is … Continue reading Are you willing to be humble?
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!
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 34 What do you do when you get to a point where you realize you were on the wrong track? Are you willing to humble yourself and turn back? Are you willing to stop and ask for directions? Are you willing to return to the starting point and have … Continue reading What if today is not the day you thought it was? or was going to be?
Do you realize He isn't basing it on external appearance? Do you realize that He isn't basing it on how smart you are? Do you realize that He isn't basing it on how strong you are? Ever considered the state of your heart? Ever considered the state of your mind? Ever considered the state of … Continue reading Do you know what God is looking for in a leader?