The Good Shepherd

Jesus is the good Shepherd. Jesus knows his sheep. You are one of his sheep if you believe that Jesus is the Messiah. Jesus has given you eternal life. The death and resurrection of Jesus is your hope that nobody, not even Satan can snatch you away from Jesus hand. When you follow Jesus, you never walk in the darkness, for Jesus the light of the world, lights your path. Jesus knows your joys. Jesus knows your fears. Jesus knows Continue reading The Good Shepherd

Pursuing Success

Success and excellence in your career are opportunities to pursue righteousness or opportunities to pursue narcissism. There is no middle ground. In your pursuit of success you can either choose to follow the path of piety or the path of self-centeredness. Both paths will take you through seasons of abundance and seasons of struggle. You will encounter family crises and health issues no matter which path you follow. Along both paths you will meet loving, caring people who will walk Continue reading Pursuing Success

Decreasing Joyfully

You belong to God! God has created you for a special purpose for this time! You don’t have to claim to be someone you’re not. Rejoice at the position and abilities God has gifted you with. They are an honor bestowed on you from heaven. Be careful not to treat them with dishonor, unworthily or ungratefully. Be careful not to fall into the snare of being jealous of the promotion or recognition of others. Your identity comes from knowing that Continue reading Decreasing Joyfully

Pure Hearts

  God knows and cares about every aspect of your heart – your emotions, your feelings, your desires, your passions, your thoughts, your reflections. Your heart matters to God! God has done an amazing, generous work in your life! God has given you a new heart! God has removed your heart of stone and given you a heart of flesh. God has written his law upon your heart. God’s law guards your heart from the attacks of Satan. God’s Spirit Continue reading Pure Hearts

Delight In The Lord

Today God invites you to delight in him! Trust in the victorious name of Jesus that subdues all that isn’t holy or true. Accept God’s gift of love freely offered to you. God’s love will create in you a pure heart and renew a steadfast spirit within you! Listen and you will hear your beloved knocking. Respond just as you are. You don’t need to clean your house first. You don’t need to put on any perfume or makeup. Don’t Continue reading Delight In The Lord

Temptation

Temptations can ensnare you or paralyze you. Capitulating to temptation impacts your life and the life of your coworkers, family and friends. Consistently succumbing to a particular temptation can over time ruin your career or life. You can think that you can outsmart temptations, and then suddenly and, embarrassingly you find yourself fallen flat on your face in sin. When temptations trip you up, remember that God is a God of forgiveness, a God of grace, and that the blood Continue reading Temptation

That’s Easy

Last week I was discussing with a colleague some work that needed to be done. As I described the work, their answer was “that’s easy.” I shook my head in disbelief, because for me it seemed like a daunting task. Later, I sat down and in two hours drafted a two-page business proposal. “How did you do that so quickly?” somebody asked me. My reply was “Oh, that was easy!” We can say “that’s easy” to a task, when the Continue reading That’s Easy

Unwavering Commitment

Before you enter your workplace, before you commence a new project, when you are in the middle of a project or as you are wrapping up a project remember your commitment to God. Don’t lose sight of the precious treasure you possess as God’s cherished child. God initiated His relationship with you. God gave you the faith to accept Him as your Savior and Father. God says to you “Don’t be afraid; I will help you” (Isa 41:13). God gives Continue reading Unwavering Commitment

Embracing Opportunities

In Genesis 14 we’re told the story of how Lot was taken captive after Sodom, the city where he lived, was defeated in battle. The city of Sodom had a bad reputation because of the lifestyle of its citizens. Living close by, his uncle Abraham could have chosen to identify with the lifestyle of the people of Sodom, but he chose instead to honor God with his life. When Abraham heard what happened, Abraham could have chosen not to get Continue reading Embracing Opportunities

Hope in the Lord

God is mysteriously, graciously, lovingly concerned about every aspect of your life. In God’s eyes you are not too small, too insignificant, or too sinful. You are precious and important to God. You are worthy of God’s attention and care. Why do you complain? Why do you say “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God?” (Isa 40:27-28) Who can accurately comprehend any aspect of God or tell him what to do? Was there Continue reading Hope in the Lord