Feeling the Awesomeness of God
Do you get up in the morning and still feel the incredible awesomeness of God? I ask this question because many of us let our personal struggles, feelings, and emotions dictate how we see God. When we are filled with anxiety or overcome with worry, we see God as one who has failed us. We […]
Before Giving into Sin
Have you ever considered what comes before sin? I’m sure most of you think the answer to that question is easy. Before sin comes temptation. Yes, temptation does come before sin. Unfortunately, by the time most of us are feeling that temptation, we are so far into the thought or act of sinning that it […]
Why do we experience failure when we are just at the point of success?
Doesn’t this seem like the way of things? Just when we are about to experience success, something happens. Some people actually set themselves up for failure by speaking words of failure so frequently that they start to believe failure is just around the corner. I have an acquaintance who responds the same way whenever I […]
Prayer is the Key to Compromise
Most things in life require us to make compromises. As we mature, we realize that we must make compromises in our relationships, business negotiations, and even election results. However, have you ever stopped to consider how dangerous it is to be so conditioned to make compromises in our lives? If compromising is so common, what […]
What is keeping you from getting intimate with God? A good place to start is to explore what is making you anxious.
Did you know that anxiety plagues one out of every thirteen people worldwide, causing a variety of physical and mental health problems, which include depression, headaches, high blood pressure, and extreme fatigue? I don’t have to tell you that we live in a pressure-cooker world that treats anxiety as if it were a common-place disorder. […]
Do you believe you have to do things to earn God’s love? If so, does that mean that those who seem to do more are loved more by God?
We don’t have to DO anything to earn God’s love. We are already doing because we are the people He created us to BE. Being is doing. God knew our identity from the very beginning of creation, and He remembers how we are formed. We don’t have to DO anything to BE who God created […]
Do you have a special place and time set aside to get intimate with God?
I find it sad that many of us are not being taught in today’s churches about God’s true character, about how much He loves us. Sure, we have heard the words, but our leaders frequently fall short in their messages to present the full measure of God’s intended message. For this reason, we all must […]
How important is it to be obedient to God’s Word? Is there anything in your life that you are refusing to do or stop doing that could be separating you from God?
How vital that word “obedience” is to God. If you say you love God but fail to obey Him, you miss out on so much. If I had failed to obey Him, even when His requests seemed so illogical, I would not have recognized and experienced many of the blessings and opportunities God had planned […]
Do you have the JOY of the Lord? Is there something in your past that prevents you from forgiving yourself?
When you give your heart to God, He is in you and you in Him. There is no meeting him at the point you mess up; He is there to help you NOT mess up. When we live our lives in total surrender to God, He takes over from there. God doesn’t expect us or […]
Is there something in your life that is causing you to live a lie? How do you rid yourself of this burden?
Before I gave my whole heart to God, I was busy pretending that my marriage was fine—just fine! God had been speaking to me for quite some time, but I had not been listening. I was too busy thinking I could fix my marriage. So, I continued to pretend everything was fine and that my […]