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?
Is it a word you say regularly? Is a word you think of regularly? Is it something live out regularly? Looking up the definition, we can find that fidelity means "faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support". Looking up the definition, we can find that fidelity is a synonym… Continue reading Fidelity
If you were offered the options of blessings or curses, what will you pick? If you were offered life or death, what will you pick? Now add into this that what you choose won’t just impact you but will impact you and your children? Does that impact your choices? Is there anything that would cause… Continue reading Set before you is a choice, what will you pick?
Do you have a vision of the future? Do you have a mission for the present? Do you have lessons learned from the past? As I write this I realize that we have hit the mid point of the year, the last day of the first half, the last day of the second quarter. As… Continue reading Do you know where you are going?
As the week begins let’s start it off on the right foot. Let’s fill ourselves up with the Holy Spirit by spending time in God’s Word. Let’s remove any barriers by dealing with any issues or concerns up front. Let’s not allow bitterness nor anger nor frustration be our drivers or motivation as we start… Continue reading Do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear)
Are you the kind of leader who is serving others? Are you the kind of leader who is being a good example? Are you the kind of leader who has a clear conscience? Are you the kind of leader who has good motives in your heart? Are you the kind of leader who is living… Continue reading Are you being the kind of leader who makes a difference?
When you think of your life and how you are living it, have you matured? When you consider the lessons and trials and the troubles, have you matured? When you consider your responses to trials and troubles, have you matured? Are you living your life in a way that shows that you know Jesus? Are… Continue reading Have you matured?
Needing so hope in the midst of the things going on in this world? Looking to find true freedom that will last? Ever read 2 Corinthians 3:17 AMPC? “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). [Isa. 61:1, 2.]”— 2 Corinthians 3:17… Continue reading Looking for true freedom?
When you meet someone, how do you identify yourself? Is it by name? Is it by family? Is it by your relationship? Is it by role? Is it by title? Is it by status? How do you self-identify? Does it change based on the audience? If you were to write a letter to someone and… Continue reading Self-Identification
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…
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…
Do you have it? Do you want it? Do you need it? Remember how we aren’t to lean on our own understanding? We need to trust God. We need to acknowledge Him in all our ways. We need to allow Him to make our path straight. Ever considered what God’s Word says about understanding? We… Continue reading Understanding…
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!
Ask God to search your heart. Ask God to remove anything He finds that isn't according to His will. Ask God to help create a clean heart in you. Ask God to make more room for His things. Ask God to fill it with love to overflowing for from the overflow of the heart the… Continue reading Search the heart!
Jesus warns us that we will have troubles in this life. Are you going thru troubles right now? Take heart remembering how Jesus overcame the earth and defeated the power of sin and death. Take heart and remember the promise in the future where there will be no more tears and no more death so… Continue reading In this world we will have trouble but take heart for Jesus has overcome the world and in the future there will be a time without sorrow and death and pain.