June 29, 2015 @ 1:47 AM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. This week I need to talk about a topic that on one hand may make you uncomfortable and on another hand will be a breath of relief. The problem is not in what I'm getting ready to say as it is something that all of us have to deal with and overcome at some point in our lives. It's about our willingness to be open and honest before God. So let's get to the topic.
I want to start by asking a question that may sound simple but it's powerful. How much of your Christian walk is based on the expectations and approval of others? Many people will say none but give some serious thought to what I'm getting ready to say. If you say nothing then there's another question I need ...
June 22, 2015 @ 12:50 AM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Let's get straight to the heart of the matter this week. In Jeremiah 29:11 God said that He knows the thoughts and plans for us and wants to give us an expected end. Let me say that another way. God "KNOWS" the thoughts "AND" plans for us and "WANTS" to give us an expected end. Now the emphasis is to make a point and I'm also paraphrasing the verse in order to make this week's word more plain.
Yes, I know I left out the thoughts of peace part for right now but hang in there and we will cover that part too. Let's start with the first thing you should understand not only in whatever you're facing now, but also in whatever else may come up as...
June 15, 2015 @ 1:46 AM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. I want you to do something before we get into this word this week. I want you to look around you. I'm not necessarily talking about right at this moment as you may be reading this in a quiet place so that you can focus and take it all in. I'm talking about in your personal life. Look around and take a look at who and what is around you. Ok, now let's move forward.
Keep in mind what I just said and think about something. Who or what is really around you? I mean "really" around you. How well do you "really" know those people? How comfortable are you "really" around those things? Now think about this next point. Where are all those people or things ...
June 1, 2015 @ 12:29 AM
Welcome again to this week's word for the week. You can learn a lot about life while engaged in everyday living. There are a number of things that you encounter in your daily life that can teach a lot if you pay attention. Nothing you go through is in vain. That's not my main point this week but I wanted to start out by saying that first as it will fit in to our word for the week.
Everyone faces problems. We all know that and once you've been saved for a period of time you soon learn there's nothing to panic about just because you face troubles. The real test is not when things first happen but rather when they linger. That's fine and we all know that and have been there. So one of my points this week is not what you ...