Are you chasing after your desires or God’s plans?


Are you chasing your desires? Do you know how long or short that will last? Is it a fad or temporary thing? Is it for good reasons or selfish reasons? What is your motivation? Why not pursue God's plans? Why not seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness? Why not make God's plans… Continue reading Are you chasing after your desires or God’s plans?

Are you willing to hear from God? Are you willing to resist God? Are you willing to question God? Where are you at today?


The Book of Job. - Day 46 What could it be? Why is it hard to sleep through the night? Don't feel like you can go to sleep while in bed but it is too early to get up. What do you do? How do you try to go back to sleep? You don't want… Continue reading Are you willing to hear from God? Are you willing to resist God? Are you willing to question God? Where are you at today?

Are you keeping your eyes on the prize? on the goal? on the finish line?

Finish the race

Are you focused? Are you distracted? Are you focused on yourself? Are you focused on others? Are you comparing yourself to others? Are you comparing yourself against what God's calling you to become? In and through it all are you keeping your eyes on the prize or are they looking at what others are doing… Continue reading Are you keeping your eyes on the prize? on the goal? on the finish line?

Where will you turn for wisdom?


In a situation where it feels too big or bigger than you thought? In a situation where you need help or wisdom? In a situation where you need answers? In a situation where you aren't sure where to turn? Do you need to see it to believe it? Can you believe it without seeing it?… Continue reading Where will you turn for wisdom?

What will you do with your second chance?


Ever been in a situation where fear or doubt kept you from completing what God had called you to do?  Ever been in a situation where disobediences to the call caused you to miss out on what had been planned? Don't give up! Don't lose hope! How will you receive the second chance? How will… Continue reading What will you do with your second chance?

Why are they so interested in you? We are commanded to LOVE ONE ANOTHER!

Love one another

Is it sincere? Is it true? Is it love? Is it friendship? Is it relationship? Is it stuff? Is it they want something from you? Is it greed? Is it hope? Do you know what it is? Is it healthy? Is it real? Is it something that will last? Is it something that is temporary?… Continue reading Why are they so interested in you? We are commanded to LOVE ONE ANOTHER!

It’s a matter of the heart!

God looks at what is on the inside

Keeping all the rules might make you a good person, but it's a matter of the heart if you will be the best person you can be. What is the most important thing to you? If someone said get rid of "fill in the blank" and you will be saved, is there anything that you… Continue reading It’s a matter of the heart!

Will it last?


What are you working on? What are you investing in? Where are you spending your time and energy? Is it temporary? Will it last? As we start this day what's more important? A temporary high or something that will last forever? A momentary glimmer of hope or hope for eternity? Is it about a quick… Continue reading Will it last?

Ever found yourself on the wrong side of things for doing what is right?


Ever done your best and still received a bad response? Ever done what was right and still been wronged? Ever done what is right for your people and your customers and still not been valued? Ever found yourself valued by those you serve, but undervalued by those who are leading? It happened to me about… Continue reading Ever found yourself on the wrong side of things for doing what is right?

We can endure when we know the reward that awaits us.


Are you going through some tough times? Are you going through some challenges? Are you working through difficulties? Are you dealing with pain? Are you suffering? Are you sick? 365 Fear Nots: Verse of the Day today shares the following word of encouragement: And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to… Continue reading We can endure when we know the reward that awaits us.

As a new year dawns…

Be an overcomer

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…

How are you going to respond? What are you going to do? Who will you trust?


There are times when things happen and they don't make sense. People do or say things that are wrong and hurtful. What if others start to believe it? It is an interesting predicament and who we trust manages how we will respond. I have experienced a couple of times when something has happened in my… Continue reading How are you going to respond? What are you going to do? Who will you trust?

Being threatened? Don’t walk in fear!Don’t worry!


Think this is just something that happens in the school yard? Think this is just something that happens to the little kids at school? Do you realize it takes place no matter what size you are and how old you are? Do you realize there are people out there who for some reason or another… Continue reading Being threatened? Don’t walk in fear!Don’t worry!

Have you received the reward after dealing with and learning from the pain?


“Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.” – Psalm 126:5 We are to be overcomers through Christ who strengthens us. It is hard when we are facing emotional pain. The devil tries to paralyze us so that we aren't effective for God. He will try to do that through fear. The… Continue reading Have you received the reward after dealing with and learning from the pain?

Don’t let the past control the future.


Have you faced challenges and struggles in your life? Have you faced rejection and disappointment? Have you been mistreated and forgotten? I remember hearing some people say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. In today's reading from TGIF something very similar is said about the struggle of the butterfly from the cocoon. "It is… Continue reading Don’t let the past control the future.