June 17, 2019 @ 12:09 AM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. If you could be anything what would you be? Where would you be? What would you be doing? If you know me then you know those questions are a setup. It doesn't matter what you want to be, where you want to be, or what you want to be doing. Your life belongs to Christ and not to yourself so there's no choice in the matter.
Let's go further here this week. Those are the very things saved people struggle with. They want to be what they want to be, where they want to be, and do what they want to do. We have heard countless times that we are bought with a price. The question is what does that mean to you? I'm learning as the years go by that nothing changes until we believe, ...
June 10, 2019 @ 12:36 AM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. You will always know when you've done the right thing in life. The simple sign will always be peace. There should never be any doubt in you if you have peace. Whenever you do things the right way peace will always follow. Peace is calm, steady, and non confrontational. Peace calms anger. It takes over disagreements. However, one needs to follow Christ in order to truly experience peace. Jesus said it is His peace that He leaves with us. We need Him in order to have peace.
I won't be long this week but prayerfully this will help someone. We often hear that timing is everything and that's true. We need to be in God's timing for everything we do. When we're in His timing ...
June 2, 2019 @ 9:57 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. I do not wish to take up much of your time this week so I will get straight to the point and try to be as brief as possible. Be sure of your own salvation. In the midst of all of the great and wondrous things the Lord may do in your life you need to make sure that you're saved. There are times when the things are simply a way that God is showing you that He's real. Don't forget about Him above everything.
This world is full of traps that we constantly have to be watchful of. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy the things God has created. It means that we need to make sure we never lose sight of Him. The world does us no favors in terms of getting close to God. We have to ...
May 27, 2019 @ 12:50 AM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Do you know that you can tell God no? Let me ask that question one more time. Do you know that you can tell God no? That's not a typo or an error of a question. That is a real question. The truth is you can tell God no. You can tell Him no with full awareness or without awareness but you really can tell Him no. Let me explain better here.
There are some packages that require a signature. There is no way around that and if someone is not there then the package cannot be left on your doorstep. Your signature indicates that you accept the package. I had two of the same things sent to me recently and it was too late to stop the second one as it was already shipped. I was instructed to ...
May 19, 2019 @ 11:50 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. I won't be very long this week as this is a word for you to meditate on and think about throughout the week. What really stops us from reaching our full potential in Christ? He gives us the promises, gives us a way to see those promises, and promises to protect us along the way. He never promised the journey would be easy but He did promise that it is possible. With that information already known to us there are still too many times we miss the mark. Why is that?
Let's get to the heart of an important part of that scenario. How much do you really trust Christ? Nothing can happen on your behalf that He has promised until He has your complete trust. I want to challenge you that ...
May 13, 2019 @ 12:55 AM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. If you had one chance to get everything in your life straight what would you do? It's easy to say you would do the right thing but give this some serious thought. Also, if you know me then you know there's way more to it. So let me ask that question one more time. If you had one chance to get everything in your life straight what would you do?
Let's get straight to the heart of the matter. Many people will answer they will take advantage of that one chance. I want to challenge you that the last time God gave you a chance could've been your last chance. The time before that one could've been and so could the countless other times. The reality is if you would've ...
April 29, 2019 @ 12:53 AM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. The roadmap for your life is predetermined by God. All you have to do is follow the instructions. Jeremiah 29:11 says that God knows the thoughts and plans that He has in store for us. Again, all we have to do is follow those plans and we are sure to arrive at the destination that God has in store for us. Does that sound easy? You already know if you've lived any amount of time with Christ that the hard part on our end is to just follow God.
The summer is coming up and many people have plans for a trip. Some will decide to just take a break and not go anywhere. Either of those options are fine. There is something to be said about those who may travel not just for the summer but ...
April 22, 2019 @ 12:57 AM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Victory is not achieved through shouting and dancing. It's achieved through prayer, perseverance, diligence, patience, and a serious willingness to do your part. You have to speak it. You have to believe it. You have to be willing to achieve it. Great things don't always simply fall in your lap. Sometimes, you have to do something on your part in order to see God do His part.
Now that we got that out of the way let's have plain talk this week. Think about all of the things so far you are victorious in. Now think about the things you can see your victory coming to. Lastly, think about the things that don't seem to be heading in the way of victory. If you're honest with ...
April 14, 2019 @ 9:55 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Let's start out this week by asking two simple but powerful questions. How much more time do you have left to live? When is Christ coming back? The truth is none of know the answer to either of those questions. While it would be nice to know, the reality is that we will never know the answer to either of those questions.
What are we supposed to do? We are supposed to simply be ready. There is nothing else we can do. We are charged to live this life for Christ. We are instructed to not count on tomorrow because it may not be here for us. We are instructed to trust God for our salvation. We are instructed to be holy because God is holy. We are instructed to do a lot of things that...
March 31, 2019 @ 11:18 PM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. John 10:10 is a simple but yet powerful verse. In practical terms it says the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy us while Jesus came that we could not only have life but have it abundantly. While that sounds like a simple verse the question is what does that mean to you? When you read that what exactly do you see? What does it say that you may be missing? Let's go further here.
There is nothing complicated about the verse. However, we need to realize that the verse also points to an awareness we must have. This is not going to be easy if we pay attention. There is an enemy after us and his purpose is to steal from us, to kill us, and destroy us. While that may be his purpose we ...