Are there temptations in your life you feel like you simply can’t overcome? Do you try and try, doing well for a while, but sooner or later you give in? I’ve been there more times than I can count. There are many temptations thrown our way from food, sex, self-indulgence, etc., and we have a choice to believe we are sinners, will always be sinners, and just … Continue reading 40 Days of Jesus: Day Two
The time of Lent is upon us. Celebrating the season of Lent is still fairly new to me. I used to think that it was something only Catholics did, but when I joined a Methodist Church I was delightfully introduced to the celebration. While I no longer attend a Methodist church, I continue to celebrate the season as it has become an integral part of … Continue reading 40 Days of Jesus: Day One
Yes, I know I am a day late, but better late than never. Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJ): 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. The world screams for us to look out for number … Continue reading Meditation Monday: An Attitude of Humility
Today, this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for God’s gentle reminders/nudges. Have you ever been approached by a stranger asking for money and you are not sure what to do? After all, you don’t want to be gullible and fall victim to a con man, right? I faced this dilemma earlier this week…in a sort of amusing way. I was out grocery shopping. I was … Continue reading Sometimes We Have to Feed the Greedy To Reach the Truly Needy
Are you having trouble being thankful today? Last time, we discussed how having an attitude of gratitude will help us get and keep a Godly mindset. Well, I think God is holding my feet to the fire on this one as we received some pretty upsetting news yesterday. Man, it is a whole lot easier praising God and giving thanks when things are going our … Continue reading Thankful Thursday: February 2, 2017
We have been learning how to get a keep a Godly mindset in 2017. We have learned about being positive, choosing peace, and daring to hope. Today, I want us to ask ourselves, “Am I grateful for the things I have?” Do my thoughts and actions show an attitude and heart of thanks or am I filled with complaints and hurts? Colossians 2:6-7 Therefore as you … Continue reading Have an Attitude of Gratitude (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset: Day 4 of 4)
We are a few weeks into the new year and, right now, some of those resolutions we made are starting to feel like weights tied to our ankles. Our motivations and enthusiasm may be dwindling, but I pray to be of some encouragement. Maybe, just maybe, what you need to accomplish your goals is a fresh mindset….a Godly mindset. What is a Godly mindset? I … Continue reading Be Positive (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset Day 1 of 4)
If God assessed your life right now, would He call you loving? Biblical love is the utmost importance to God. Our lives are measured by our love: 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all … Continue reading The Crazy Love Test
Do you really want saved from your sins or are you just merely looking to be saved from the punishment of your sins? Sadly, I think I know how the majority would answer. We don’t want to go to hell, but, man, we sure do love our sins. We say we want Jesus, but what we really want is to keep doing what we are doing but … Continue reading Do You Really Want Saved From Your Sins?
Has God laid a dream on your heart, shown you your greater purpose, but you are still waiting…and waiting….and waiting? Do you feel like giving up? Do you wonder if you heard God right? Are you wondering if it is ever going to happen? I would love to give you some uplifting,”keep the faith” kind of message, but that is just not how I … Continue reading Is Laziness Keeping You From Your Purpose?