September 20, 2020 @ 11:19 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. This week I'm going to have a continuation of sorts from our Sunday message. With that in mind let's get straight to the point. One of the things we were talking about in the message was learning how to hold on to God even though you may find yourself in trials and tribulations. It is not the most easy thing to do but it is definitely possible.
One of the questions many of us have when we find ourselves in the midst of things that weigh heavy on us is what is going on. We ask that as well as why and what is the purpose of what it is we may be dealing with. There are times when God may show us everything, part of everything, a little of everything, or nothing at all. If you ...
September 13, 2020 @ 11:40 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. You have to learn how to pray. Now for many of you reading this your first thought will be that you already know how to pray. Do you? Now if you know me then you know that question is going to be coming from a perspective that you probably have not thought about. But if you really give it some thought then you will clearly understand the point this week.
We know we need to pray. We know that we don't always know what to pray. We know that we have the Holy Spirit that will make intercession for us when we don't have the words to pray. We know that God hears us when we pray. We also know we don't always pray like we should. I'm not talking about not praying in terms of how ...
September 7, 2020 @ 12:10 AM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. When it comes to the word of God you have a choice to believe or not to believe. Yes, there are consequences for both choices but the reality is you have that choice. If you want to believe what God says then it puts you in position for the promises of God. If you choose to not believe God then it puts you in the position of the wrath of God. Either way, you have a choice for which side you choose. The choice is not the real issue though. The real issue is what happens if you do not get a chance to change your choice?
We often think that we have time. I've said this before but I need to say it again. The only real choice is if you're going to obey God or not. However, we see ...
August 30, 2020 @ 11:49 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Before it was called Covid-19 a person asked me in conversation what effect did I think this would have on our daily lives. My response was that we would have to get used to a new normal whatever that might be. There was a moment of silence and then the person asked me what did I think that new normal would be. My response was only time would really tell but I had a feeling we would have to get used to a few things being done differently. Fast forward six months later and that conversation keeps coming back to mind over and over.
It's not about not having faith. It's about realizing that sometimes our normal needs to be changed up. Sometimes we get so caught up in a normal routine...
August 23, 2020 @ 10:14 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Life is challenging and everyday brings a new challenge. It's not the challenge you face that's most important. It's how you handle the challenge. You can look at any challenge as either impossible or possible and the choice is truly up to you. However, you need to be aware that how you look at that challenge is also a reflection of who you trust. So while you have a choice it will reflect whether you trust in yourself of in God. Let's go further.
Many people say that they trust God. That's actually easy to say even if it's not true. After all, most people won't know if it's true or not and most do not care if it does not concern them. It does need to ...
August 16, 2020 @ 8:10 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. I can't tell you how many times I have heard people say that God has been better to them than they have been to themselves. I have heard this phrase for at least the last 40 years of my life. At times I completely get what they mean. At other times I wonder do they know what they are saying. It is a phrase that sounds good and probably means well but it is something we should really consider this week. Let's get straight to the point.
Obviously, we cannot do the things for ourselves that God can do for us. There is nothing to dispute or call into question there. The question is are we doing what we can? There is no way for us to be as good to ourselves as God is because there'...
August 9, 2020 @ 10:01 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. There are some things in life that cannot be said enough times. The need for us to stay close to God and to serve Him with all of our hearts is one of those things. This week will not be long. It is a call for all of us to truly take some time and reflect on how good God has been to us. There should not be any questions on if He has done His part. Plain and simple, He has! If you and I look over our lives we will see that time and time and again and again God has been there. He was looking out for us long before we started to serve Him.
The point this week is not what God has done. What have you done? What are some of the the things you can point to and say you appreciate what He's ...
August 2, 2020 @ 8:24 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. There are times in life when if we want things to get better we have to look in the mirror. We blame everything around us sometimes when things are held up but sometimes the problem is the person staring back at you in the mirror. It is convenient to blame things, circumstances, and people. Again, there are times we simply need to look in the mirror.
Nothing can stop you unless there's one of two things taking place. The first thing is that God doesn't have whatever you're after in store for you. As much as you may want it you may need to realize that's just not what He has in store for you. The second reason is simply you. There are times when we either need to do some ...
July 26, 2020 @ 11:11 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. There is a word called expectation. It's not a difficult word in meaning. It simply means the act or state of expecting. In other words, it means to look forward to something. The definition is simple but there's a process behind it and a part you play. You can have little expectation or great expectation. The choice is truly yours.
Things do not simply happen because you hope they do. You must be persistent in your prayers. You cannot afford to waver and be up and down about what you're praying for. This is not the season for half-way. This is the season to be all in. Anything less and you may as well leave it alone. I cannot be any more honest than that. Desperate times call...
July 19, 2020 @ 10:43 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. This week I was led to talk about a topic that at times seems uncomfortable in church but is something that is very much needed. This week we will talk about mental health. Don't check out just yet. This is actually encouraging for many of you and if not for you then for someone you know. It is not a stigma or something bad. It is a real byproduct of the many things that are going on in this world at the same time. When you add your own personal issues in the mix then you already know it's a challenge. Trust me, this won't take long this week.
Being weary in your mind doesn't happen suddenly. It's a process of multiple things over an extended period of time. Nobody ...