Do you realize in a time of instant gratification, immediate response, and always on that there are still things that take time? Do you realize that when your focus is on the instant gratification that you can miss out on the longer term, more meaningful goals? Do you realize that there are things that take… Continue reading Some things just take time!
In the midst of trials, will you persevere? In the midst of the uncertainty, will you be patient? In the midst of troubles, will you take heart? Will you build your life upon the solid rock, trusting in God? Don't give up! Don't lose hope! Don't lose faith! Trust God! God is faithful and just!… Continue reading Will you persevere? Will you be patient? Will you trust?
We know that what the enemy of our soul meant for evil, God can turn it around and use it for good. We know life isn't going to be easy but by persevering it will be worth it. God's Word speaks to how in all things God works for the good of those who love… Continue reading How does that change anything?
As I prepare for the Wednesday that is ahead I consider the past two days for things to learn from and look forward to the rest of the week in hopes that things work out. Halfway isn't realistically till lunch time. Interesting conversations have started the week. Interesting meetings have taken place. Many people feeling… Continue reading Halfway there? Hump day? What day is it for you? What do things look like from this point?
Where are you at? Did someone do something really bad to you? Did you do something really bad to someone else? Are you ready to forgive them? Are you ready to ask for forgiveness? Are you willing to meet them right where they are at? Are you willing to go back in order to find… Continue reading Are you ready for reconciliation?
Have you ever received a promise that something would happen? Have you ever received a promise that weren't seeing materialize? Have you ever received a promise and it was starting to look like all hope was lost and if it was going to happen you would need to go and do it yourself? Did you… Continue reading Remember the promise and don’t try to make it happen through other ways.
When you walk out that door into the new year, a world that has changed while you were away for all those days will be awaiting, are you ready for that fresh start? Are you mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared for what will be there when you walk out that door? Don't forget that God… Continue reading Are you ready for a fresh start?
Only 5 days left. Should I start looking to see what's next? Should I focus on today and when I get there I will find it? It's amazing how fast a year can go. It's amazing to consider reading thru the entire Bible in that amount of time. It's incredible the various options and ways,… Continue reading 5 days…
Which way will you go? Who will you follow? How will you live? What will that look like? Where will that take you? When will you choose? When will you decide? It's time to decide! If the people before you were heading the wrong way, will you follow? If the people before were heading the… Continue reading It’s time to decide…
Will you try to do it all alone? Will you allow God to help? Will you try to do it your way? Will you allow the process to go God's way? Will you try to do it all in your own strength? Will you allow God's strength to help carry the load? Will you share… Continue reading Sure you have a good plan, but will you give the directions up to God?
Imagine being a follower and one of two who wanted to go but the others all said no - which then impacted the entire group for 40 years. Imagine then being called up to be the leader and facing one of the strongest armies but out of obedience and without much fight the battle was… Continue reading How will your legacy as a leader look?
Did you forget what just happened? Did lose hope because it was taking longer than you expected? Did you give up and try to go it your own way? Do you realize that trying to get it all down in your own power will remove the blessing of the process? Do you realize the pain… Continue reading Will forget, lose hope or give up and then miss out because of it?
God speaks to us times throughout the Bible how we are not to fear! Today's reading speaks to God's creating a covenant with Abram. Cutting a Covenant 1After these things the word of Adonai came to Abram in a vision saying, “Do not fear, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” 2But Abram said, “My… Continue reading Fear Not, Just Believe!
If you will, He will equip you to accomplish His purpose! If you will, He will give you both knowledge and gifts you need to get it done! Will you take time to pray and listen to how God has gifted you? Will you take time to pray and listen to how God has and… Continue reading God’s plans are big! Will align with him so that He can accomplish them in and thru you?
Nobody is above God! Nobody can expect to live outside of the will of God and end up not having to face judgment at some point. Nobody is beyond the reach of God! God's a merciful god! He is long suffering! He is patient! His hope is that nobody would perish! His will is that… Continue reading Nobody is beyond or bigger than God!