Tag: Thrive

  • THRIVE: Reflect upon 2022 a year in review

    THRIVE: Reflect upon 2022 a year in review

    Still many hours left in 2022 but less than a day. Nearly a week of being home and feeling sick fighting a cough, aches, and other symptoms by trying to sleep and fight it. And yet a week of missing out on being with my wife and kids and the adventures and connections being made.…

  • THRIVE: Accept God’s instructions and direction so that you know the way to go

    THRIVE: Accept God’s instructions and direction so that you know the way to go

    Two more days remain in 2022 to focus on how to thrive. Two more days for us to complete 2023 before we turn the page and head into 2023 with a new flow and plan. In the midst of it, all the key remains to accept and receive God’s instructions to help us no matter…

  • THRIVE: I will put my hope in God!

    THRIVE: I will put my hope in God!

    Had a rough year? Feeling downcast? Feeling out of sorts? Ready to close out the year on a high note? Put your hope in God! Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and…

  • THRIVE: Build your life upon He who is faithful.

    THRIVE: Build your life upon He who is faithful.

    Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering in Jesus because we know that He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful to His word! Have you decided to let Jesus be the foundation of your life and your faith? Have you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Are you allowing Jesus to be…

  • THRIVE: Requires living with the Spirit because where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom!

    THRIVE: Requires living with the Spirit because where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom!

    It’s hard to thrive when you are trapped in bondage! It’s hard to succeed when you are chained up! It’s hard to thrive when you are incarcerated! It’s hard to thrive when you are censored or restricted! God’s Word tells us how God is Spirit! God’s Word tells us that where the Spirit of the…

  • THRIVE: Do you know how to get properly equipped for every good work and act of charity?

    THRIVE: Do you know how to get properly equipped for every good work and act of charity?

    Remember what the Bible has to say about good works? Remember how James said faith without works is dead? Remember how God said He would ensure abundance so that we can accomplish good works and acts of charity? So as we begin today, let’s remember how every good and perfect gift comes from our Heavenly…

  • THRIVE: Know what your name means?

    THRIVE: Know what your name means?

    As we begin today and even as I typed the title for today’s post, two things came to mind. First how we learn God names Jesus in Scripture. Second how every year I get the opportunity to look up name meanings for each of the campers that come to camp and the exercise that goes…

  • THRIVE: Be generous out of love not out of compulsion or grudgingly.

    THRIVE: Be generous out of love not out of compulsion or grudgingly.

    We learn from God how love triggers generosity as we read from John 3:16 where we get the explanation for the gift of Jesus. ‘ “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior]…

  • THRIVE: It’s a matter of TRUST and HOPE!

    THRIVE: It’s a matter of TRUST and HOPE!

    Do you have your trust in the right place? Put another way are you trusting based on reliability? Are you trusting based on truth? Are you trusting based on ability? Are you trusting based on strength? Are you trusting based on how confident you are because they never change, they are the same yesterday, today,…

  • THRIVE: Study The Word! Praise God!

    THRIVE: Study The Word! Praise God!

    What do you think of when you read “The Word”? Where do you turn in scripture when you look to understand “The Word”? Where does it bring you when you’ve looked into “The Word”? How does it help you to praise God? This morning as “The Word” came to my mind it caused me to…

  • THRIVE: Love is the answer!

    THRIVE: Love is the answer!

    You might wonder what the question is but love is the answer! Ever heard people say that Jesus is the answer? Remember the transitive property? Then consider this: Jesus is the answer. God is love. Jesus is God. So that means love is the answer! Consider this, why did Jesus come down to the earth?…

  • THRIVE: Let your light shine bright for all the world to see!

    THRIVE: Let your light shine bright for all the world to see!

    Just like in the night sky, so much darkness, let’s be like the moon that lights up the sky as it reflects the light of the sun by reflecting the light of the Son into our dark world. Just like how the moon doesn’t have its own light source and yet lights up the night…

  • THRIVE: Pursue Jesus who is the light of the world!

    THRIVE: Pursue Jesus who is the light of the world!

    Yesterday I went to church and participated in an incredible service of worship, preaching, and seeing a portrayal of the Christmas story. As I consider this and prepare for what is yet to come, I turn to Jesus glorifying Him who came and demonstrated what love is, and in a dark world how to shine…

  • THRIVE: We need to love one another!

    THRIVE: We need to love one another!

    You may look at that and wonder what does that mean? You can read this and ask how do I do that? You may find this and wonder how that can make me thrive? Well, let’s get started with places in God’s Word where we are told to love one another: We must demonstrate our…

  • THRIVE: Signs for the time and of the time

    THRIVE: Signs for the time and of the time

    Ever felt a connection and then asked for a sign to confirm an outcome? Ever needed a sign for the time? Ever needed a sign of the time? Where did you go for your signs? Who did you turn to for a sign? Did you ask, seek, and knock and then listen, watch, and know?…

  • THRIVE: Ready for the other side of tumultuous?

    THRIVE: Ready for the other side of tumultuous?

    Closing out the week it’s interesting the word that came up in a conversation yesterday. Are you ready for what is on the other side of tumultuous? Are you ready for what is on the other side of this loud, confused noise? Are you ready for what is on the other side of excited, confused,…

  • THRIVE: Let your light shine!

    THRIVE: Let your light shine!

    Let’s finish the week strong! Let’s allow the love and light of Jesus within us to shine into the dark world around us! ‘All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him not even one thing was made that has come into being. In Him was life [and the power to…

  • THRIVE: Rejoice! Let’s demonstrate joy!

    THRIVE: Rejoice! Let’s demonstrate joy!

    Remember how earlier we spoke about choosing joy in order to thrive? Remember how we spoke about how joy is a choice irrespective of your circumstances? Today it is “rejoice”! Rejoice like to feel joyful; be delighted! Rejoice like feeling joyful about something! Rejoice like to become cheerful! Rejoice like to undergo an emotional sensation…

  • THRIVE: How to deal with the tears, the pain, the trials, and the troubles!

    THRIVE: How to deal with the tears, the pain, the trials, and the troubles!

    Lean in on God rather than your own understanding. Acknowledge and trust God! Is it a rough season for you? Are you shedding some tears? Consider what God’s Word has to say: ‘and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will no longer be death; there will no longer be sorrow…

  • THRIVE: Be Inspirational

    THRIVE: Be Inspirational

    How will you choose to live your life as this work week begins? Could you make a difference this week by being someone who provides or shows to the world around you creative or spiritual inspiration? Could today be the day you start to be motivational, encouraging, incentivizing, stimulating, spark-generating, fueling others to do the…