Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. (Heb 10:23) Is there a solid anchor, something immovable and unchanging, something that is purely good that you can put your hope in today? There is a certain hope! A hope that is beyond your wildest dreams! A hope that abides in a place external to this world. A place where rust and moth cannot destroy it, and where thieves cannot steal it away. There Continue reading Hope
Because God speaks … Because you are welcome in God’s presence … Because Christ died for you … Because you are God’s child … boldly, confidently and with thanksgiving, live your life in a way that is pleasing to God, and not to man. Boldly continue to love your brothers and sisters, eagerly sharing God’s blessings with them, even when their humanity threatens to evaporate your love for them. Courageously show hospitality to all people with compassionate deeds and genuine Continue reading Never Forsaken
I know God speaks, but do I want to listen? I am doing just fine on my own. Am I afraid of what God is going to say me? I am told God is a consuming fire and a jealous God – will he speak words of punishment that will cause me to beg him to be silent? Will he command me to do things that I am unable or unwilling to do? Will I turn away from the one Continue reading God Speaks
Come with joyful songs! For the Lord is good and his love endures forever! Come, enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise! Come as God’s precious child and worship with your brothers and sisters in Christ, for God’s faithfulness continues through all generations! Come to Christ when your work burdens you down and find rest for your soul! Come, when the process is long and your losing your song in the night, and hear the cloud of Continue reading A Royal Invitation
What thoughts go through your mind, when you read the phrase “The Lord disciplines the one he loves”? God’s discipline is not an isolated character trait. God’s discipline is intricately and intimately woven into his character and love for you. God’s discipline is not meant to discourage you, or impede you from running the race God laid out for you before you were born. It’s the complete opposite! God’s discipline is a demonstration of the depths of God’s love for Continue reading Why do we need God’s Discipline?
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.(Hebrews 12:1-2) Persevere in your faith. The Continue reading Persevere
He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:10-12) When you hear the names Gideon or Samson what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is your first thought about Gideon’s Continue reading Do Not Be Discouraged
This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4b NIV) Faith is the potent, energetic, active ingredient essential to life. Faith refuses to accept any situation as it is, or as unchangeable. Faith believes that God is active in every situation. Faith moves forward in grace and love with God’s wisdom. Faith sees God’s creative alternatives when surrounded by sin, death and destruction. Faith wins moral and spiritual victories, alongside temporal victories. Faith knows Continue reading What is the Essential Ingredient for Life?
When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth. (2 Sam 23:3-4 NIV) A life anchored in faith, living as a citizen of heaven, sets you free to enjoy everything this world, God’s creation, has to offer. As a person of faith you can live here and now your life to Continue reading Abraham’s Story
Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matt 6:33, NKJV) Where are you focusing your attention and energy? Do you focus on the people around you or the King of Kings? When you focus your attention on the unseen Kingdom of God, you are proclaiming that there is a realm that can only be perceived by faith. When you focus your attention on what is happening at work you are Continue reading Looking To Christ