How Badly Do You Want To Know The Truth?
Are you willing to set aside all your filters and allow something new or foreign to come in? Are you willing to empty yourself of that which merely occupies in order to receive that which fully satisfies? Are you willing to get up on the Cross and stay there until all the impurities and toxins are burned away? Do you desire to know what God knows and follow His time-released path — one step at a time? Are you willing to forsake all others in order to achieve a great Prize? Do you trust Him to take care of all […]Read More
Learning is the Answer to Coping
Learning is the answer to Coping. Coping has a place in life, but a very temporary one. It’s when the unexpected rains down on you and you fall into a tailspin. What’s important changes; ambiguity and confusion run high; and all the usual props in life no longer work. Coping is groping for the next breath of air. It’s so personal that no one could understand why you think or react the way you do, because they are not in the same place. It’s where all your strengths and weaknesses are made manifest. Coping gets by; Learning grows by. Coping […]Read More
The Blessings of Giving
Giving is one of the best rewards you can give yourself. It is the prerequisite for experiencing the fullness of living. We are creatures designed for giving. Giving is a personal template from God. “For God so loved the world He gave…” It is taking what you have and offering it to another so that they may gain. Giving grows in its value depending on the price paid to give it. It adds life to another. It is the wellspring that blesses both the giver and the receiver. It has untold worth that ripples through the lives of those touched […]Read More
This is more than just mere existence. It is taking what you have and learning how to make the most of it. It is breathing in what is around you and appreciating every minute of it. Living is seeing its Author and knowing all things work together for good to them who love Him. Living is having both ups and downs and knowing each are two sides of the same coin. Each has their purpose in developing character. Living can take what the world calls dirt and turn it into the potting soil of faith for greater things. It is […]Read More
What an elusive thing. Everybody wants it, but few understand or want to do what it takes to receive it. Peace is more than rest. It is subjecting everything to the will of God. It is allowing the Holy Spirit to strain every self-flesh thing out of us. It relinquishes its grip on the things of this world. Peace is always on the move. From one side of our character to the other, exposing that which corrupts the soul. Peace is an infusion of God’s grace to do what increases life in spite of a trial. Peace is the container […]Read More
Pebbles From God
1 We are so valuable, that Jesus would be willing to have nails driven through His hands in order to open a doorway to the Father. 2 We should always expose control and manipulation, in us and in others. They become idols that turn on their masters. 3 To turn your feelings or thoughts from being down-under to up-over, simply redirect your focus from the facts of the moment to the caring Savior who spans eternity. 4 Don’t overlook the little. Every tiny step toward God means a stronger foothold out of the darkness. 5 Learn the value of putting […]Read More
R U Willing 2 Trust God
With your life? Through thick and then? Til’ death do you part? Are you willing to run after the One who loves you as much as He does His own Son? Are you willing to live in all the fruits of the Spirit including long-suffering? Are you willing to receive all God has for you? To enjoy the blessing as well as overcome the testing? Are you willing to say ‘I do’ to His request in obedience of integrity? Are you willing to love God more and your feelings less? Are you willing to trust faith over facts? God over […]Read More
What You Seed Is What You Get!
Seedtime to the farmer is very important. He holds back his very best seed for next year’s crop. Each seed carries with it a DNA potential to produce bountifully beyond itself. When placed in the right soil, tended well, weeded, fed, and receiving the right elements from heaven, a bumper crop is in the making. The same principles apply in the spirit realm. The seed you plant will make more of its own. If your seed is worldly, you reap death. If there is a seed of doubt, it will bear double mindedness. BUT, if there is a seed, just […]Read More
The Scars You Receive As You Overcome Qualify You To Help Others!
What a revelation! I used to hide my life-scars in shame because they were so hideous. How about being divorced by my wife, the rejection I felt, how it hurt my wonderful wife and my children? What about the ugly pride I had struggling with self-esteem? What about a mind weakened by pornography? What about a lifestyle riddled with compromise? What about a little scared kid’s heart that wanted to run from reality? What about feelings I protected from pain so much, they became my idol? The scars these left behind are so repulsive to the world. POW! You know, […]Read More
The Truth About Trials
An untried mind will not know what it can overcome. Persistence, patience and perseverance are required to know the footprint of character. Trials show us where we are, in the hands of chance or in the arms of Heaven Trials are not over when the troubles no longer exist, but when their lessons are no longer needed. Don’t brace against their inevitable force. Allow God to do His Jesus judo and use its weight against itself. Trials are only look big in comparison to us, not God. Look at the magnificence of God from heavens position and the trial […]Read More