Do you only talk to Him when you have a need? Do you talk with Him throughout your day? Do you talk to Him when you wake up? Do you talk to Him when you are going to bed? Do you pray over your dinners? How do you pray? How do you talk with God? … Continue reading How do you talk with God?
As I ask these questions a few stories come to which each came with their own lessons. Once God called me to join a HOA that consisted of over ten thousand people and to get involved in the community I did. The He called me to step up into the role of president of the … Continue reading Ever been called to stop or step out? Ever been in a position of high visibility and effectiveness and then have it taken away?
As I was reading this morning from The Power of a Half Hour by Tommy Barnett, the need of people in the community was discussed and in particular the one that hit home for me was in relations to the kids in the foster care system who age out. Imagine having been in a system … Continue reading When you see a need do you fill it?
Do you realize how important your attitude is to both yourself and the world around you? Do you realize the value it brings into every situation that you will face? Do you realize the positive and negative impacts that come from your attitude? Are you bringing light or darkness into the situation? Are you bringing … Continue reading Ever noticed how combining great and attitude tends to create gratitude?
Walking into each day we know there is a chance that we will face troubles or trials because Jesus warned us of this and instructed us how to respond be it by taking heart or considering it pure joy. It wasn't a might but it was a will have troubles. But the degree or severity … Continue reading Ever been in a hostile environment or been mistreated?
As we start the second half of the work week are you able to live with self-control? If you have the power to be able to do something, are you able to have self-control in terms of how you use it? If you have the ability to do something, are you able to have self-control … Continue reading Are you able to control yourself?
Were you able to set a goal for the week or goals as the case may be? Do you know what it is that you want and need to accomplish by the end of the week? Do you know how to get there? Do you know where you are heading? Do you know who you … Continue reading It’s Tuesday, are you on track?
Ever had a year where it felt like you were walking through a valley? Not sure what was going on? Not sure if you would ever get out? Not sure the exact purpose? For me in 2020 there was a lot of that type of time but fortunately as I walked thru the valley of … Continue reading How do you respond to the times in the valleys?
We have two ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we speak right? But how often do we actually hear to listen rather than hear to be prepared to speak? Are you listening to understand? Are you actually listening at all or just preparing for the moment you are going … Continue reading Shhhhhh… Did you hear that?
Ever had to extend the day to make it work? What about starting earlier to join a meeting that will help in the businesses advancement? What about finishing the day later to join a meeting that will help the businesses advancement? What about being a global company and needing to be able to connect with … Continue reading Extended time to make it work.
What if you have a friend who is alone and going through something tough. Are you willing to pick up the phone to give him a call and hear his heart and to speak love, truth, life, and hope to them? Do you realize the catalyst you may be by being obedient to God's prompting … Continue reading Are you willing to have the conversation?
A new day with new opportunities. Be it a last doctor's visit. Be it connecting with the team. Be it mapping out the road ahead. Be it understanding the gifts and talents that are available. Be it understanding the desires and the goals. Be it Mapping the road ahead. It all begins with today and … Continue reading What can you do today? Do that to the best of your abilities!
As this new day begins the idea of eternity comes to my mind. It brings me back to 2005 when God called me to start this blog on purpose, with purpose, and for a purpose I didn't fully understand and probably won't completely understand until I get to be with Him in eternity. I wanted … Continue reading Ready for eternity? Preparing for eternity?
There is a reason there are words like responsibility and accountability. It is because we are able to be responsible for how we will respond to what happens to us. It is because we are accountable for how we live out our lives be it our actions or reactions. So image today is a special … Continue reading We can control our response!
Are you a fine tuned instrument and the smallest change will get your attention? Are you so focused on something that it would take something huge to get your attention? Would it need to be something positive? Would it have to be something negative? Would it have to be something amazing or miraculous? Would it … Continue reading What would it take to get your attention?
It’s interesting when you start reading a good called chase the lion and you read I to learn rather than just a casual read. It is interesting the thoughts and expectations and direction you receive as you give it up to God. When you face to face with a situation you are somewhat ready for … Continue reading Change is at hand, how will you respond?
Only we can control our response. What comes our way in many cases can seem out of our control. What others do or say is similarly not something we can control. We may be able to avoid them or ignore them if we know the risk or danger but in terms of their words and … Continue reading Is your response logical? Is it supposed to be?
Be it in your car? Be it in your office? Be it in your home? Be it in your community? Be it in your bible? Be it in your church? Be it by the police? Be it by the fire department? Be it by the government? Be it by God? How many warnings do you … Continue reading How many warnings you need? How will you know if it is the last one?
What does this word mean to you? Do it mean a prayer before a meal? Does it mean the way someone moves? Does it mean a period of time? Does it mean how you should respond to others? Does it mean how God responds to you? If we use Jesus as our example then we … Continue reading Grace…
There are many who may say or do things to bait you into freaking out. There are many who make act or behave in a way in order to cause you to freak out. Remember that you can't control how others are going to act but you can control how you will respond. Was it … Continue reading Don’t freak out!