Plodding Forward

…in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses.2 CORINTHIANS 6:4 Every step isn’t easy. Sometimes you will have to grab your pants leg and put your foot forward. There won’t always be sunny days (2 Corinthians 6:4-10). On the days when the rain is pouring, keep your eyes of faith on the risen Christ … Continue reading Plodding Forward

Trust and Obey

By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing…I will bless you…  GENESIS 22:16-17 God is seeking obedience out of complete trust. Trusting God’s heart leads to obedience of His will in my life. Much like Abraham, I must follow where He Leads even though I may not know where … Continue reading Trust and Obey

Colossians 3:17

Paraphrase: “Just remember that whatever you’re doing, thinking or saying is reflecting on you and God; so live in a way that will glorify God and not detract from His glory. Jesus is worthy of glory so give thanks for being able to represent Him!” Principles: Sometimes it’s not something specific God wants me to … Continue reading Colossians 3:17

The Discipline Of Decreasing

I must decrease, He must increase. John 3:30 God is the only One anyone should be completely dependent upon.always be pointing others to Him. If we are not careful we can supplant God in other's lives by trying to meet needs that aren’t ours to meet. When others look to us before God there is … Continue reading The Discipline Of Decreasing

Hold On Loosely

“If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord needs them,' and he will send them at once."” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭21:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬ How tightly are you holding onto what you have? It's possible to go through life obtaining everything we think is valuable and then when Jesus asks for it, we are unwilling … Continue reading Hold On Loosely

God Our Sufficiency

When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him. GENESIS 15:12 There are times when darkness will fall… especially after a period of great joy. Depression can come in because nothing but God can give us a perpetual high. However we are not … Continue reading God Our Sufficiency

Serving Questions And Comments Part 1

“But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me."” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:40‬ ‭ESV‬‬ The story of Mary and Martha is one where Martha is often vilified. However, Martha started … Continue reading Serving Questions And Comments Part 1

Attending Your Own Funeral

Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Like 14:26-27 … Continue reading Attending Your Own Funeral