What's going on in your life today? Are you burning the candle at all four ends? That's right, I said four. Do you realize how hard and bad things can get when you are burning the candle on both ends? Imagine if you lit the middle of it, now you have it burning on all … Continue reading Are you troubled? Are you struggling? Are you stressed?
Having challenges at home? Having challenges at work? Having challenges in your community? Having challenges in your relationships? Having challenges in your service? When you feel the resistance, does it cause you to lose heart or to press harder? When you feel the resistance, does it cause you to seek wisdom and discernment to understand … Continue reading Where do you turn when things get tough? How do you make it through?
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?
2020 was a crazy year. If only one of the many things that took place in this world in 2020 had happened it would have been crazy. For better or for worse a lot of things happened an in reality there were a bunch that were for good in the moment and others that looking … Continue reading In the midst of the good, the bad, and the ugly do you know how to cure a troubled heart?
How was your 2020? Did you get challenged? Did you get isolated? Did you face trials? Did you face troubles? Did you face resistance? Did you get to a turning point? Did you lean on God through it all? Did you try to make it on your own! Did you stick with it and lead … Continue reading We are at the end of 2020, now what?
Let's be leaning in to God in order to find complete understanding! Let's be leaning on God in order to learn the mysteries of His ways! Let's receive and follow Jesus in order to receive the treasures of wisdom and knowledge! Last night I was blessed to attend outdoor church which I like to call … Continue reading Let us lead the charge with encouragement and unity of heart! in love not violence!
Does it depend you your perspective which answer you will give? Does it depend on how secure you are feeling today? Imagine if you were able to take an eternal perspective how you would see it. An eternal perspective where thanks to Jesus we know that beyond what we are going through right here and … Continue reading Are you being challenged, attacked, troubled, or suffering?
Don’t lose hope! Don’t give up! Trust in God! Don’t lean on your own understand! Remember that in this world you will have troubles and that you can take heart because Jesus has overcome the world. Remember to consider it pure joy when you face trials as it will build your faith as you persevere … Continue reading Persevere…
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?
Do you think there is no way out? Do you feel hopeless? Do you feel like you have nothing you can do? Are you trying to do it all in your own strength? Are you trying to go it alone? Imagine if instead of going alone, you gave it up to God. Imagine if instead … Continue reading Do you think you are stuck?
Ever been put into a situation where things were so ambiguous that you were uncertain what your specific role is and what your responsibilities are? Ever been in a situation where your role was clearly defined including your responsibilities called out? Do you remember the difference it made when it came to your day to … Continue reading Do you understand your role and responsibilities?
As I get prepared to jump into my reading for today the reality of today and this coming week resonate with me. Today is Palm Sunday which means Friday will be Good Friday and next Sunday will be Easter Sunday. This is an incredible week (the Passion) to reflect upon and all that took place … Continue reading Do you realize what day today is?
Ever realized that there are some people who seem to not like your success? Ever noticed the techniques that are taken to try and ruffle your feathers and get you to engage? We know from 2 Timothy 1: So do not be ashamed of the message about our Lord that we tell people. And do … Continue reading Stay above the fray! Take the high ground! Don’t get drawn into the mud slinging!
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?
So getting back on schedule, getting back on task, getting back to things as we start this new year with a full week. I wake up rested after traveling thru different time zones, waking up way early in the other time zone, and dealing with the challenges of my stay while yet being able to … Continue reading New Day! New Week! New snow day! No matter which it is for you, put your hope and trust in God!
Ever wonder how big the world is? Ever considered the breadth, the depth, the height? Ever considered the creativity and the curiosity that was required to get flight? Ever considered the creativity and curiosity that was required to discover the parts of the world? Ever considered the creativity and curiosity that was required to leave … Continue reading Do you realize all the good things in the midst of the trials and troubles? Can you see the light in the darkness? Can you see the sun through the storm?
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?
The Story of Job. - Day 35 When will things feel right? When will the aching stop? When will the fog lift? When will the environment be settled? Who knows? Who can be asked? Who will be willing to answer? Are there exercises to add to the process? Are there patterns or routines that can … Continue reading What to do when things feel off?
Ever wondered why? Ever gone looking for answers? Ever questioned the reason or the logic? Ever questioned the intentions or the purpose? Ever asked for an explanation? Ever questioned the perspective? What is keeping your spirits up? What is keeping your keep going attitude? Is it God's divine care? Is it God's supervision? Is it … Continue reading The Story of Job. – Day 14
How far down the spiral do you need to get before you look up? How bad do things need to get before you make sure you are aligned with God and just dealing with the troubles of this world versus having walked out from under God's covering? Where are you at today? Are you on … Continue reading How far off track do you need to get before you turn back?