Blog (Page 2)

Blog (Page 2)

November 26, 2018

Worship, in praise, is about something words cannot contain. It is us telling God how great he is, in a way that we cannot do with words alone.   All over in the Bible, we see this happen. Authors will be in the middle of telling stories when out of nowhere you see the text break from narrative and turn to poetry or song. It’s like the person telling the story was…

November 23, 2018

Faithful because he is faithful.   God is faithful. People aren’t. God will answer. People sometimes don’t. God will be there, people won’t. So many of us focus on others, and ourselves, and we pull motivation from things that fail. We trust things that won’t truly care for us or protect us. God is faithful. Are you faithful to him? Are you trusting him…

November 22, 2018

God wants you to win Some of you need to hear this today. You need to write it down someplace you’ll see it regularly. You need to say it to yourself constantly and to others. God wants you to win. He wants you to overcome and he wants you to succeed. We spend so much of our time worried that God is not for us but the truth is God wants victory for you. He brought it to…

November 21, 2018

You can overcome. The truth most of us forget is that there is something after this. In the midst of our struggle we get afraid that this is the new normal and this is just how things are always going to be. We forget how great God is and how much things can AND will change. Some things will change in this lifetime, but ultimately everything will change in the end. God…

November 20, 2018

God is faithful regardless   One amazing thing about God is his faithfulness. He is faithful. Even when we are not, he is. Even when we’ve made mistakes, he is strong. Even when we’ve fallen by the wayside, he remains. Even when we are unfaithful, he is faithful.   He is faithful to protect. He is faithful to care. He is faithful to guide, and he is faithful to…

November 19, 2018

You’re not alone in your struggle We all have struggles. We all face things that tempt  us, that push us towards apathy, towards foolishness, towards sin. Yet for some of us, we have this need to hide our struggles. We go out, pretend everything is okay, hope people think we’re all good, but on the inside we’re truly struggling. We’re tempted. Tempted to give in, tempted…

November 16, 2018

Grateful people give.   You’ve been blessed with so much. It might not seem like it sometimes, but comparatively, you really have been. If you are reading this now, you’re blessed. You’ve got internet, maybe a phone, you’ve got power, probably a place to stay. So, you’re already doing better than most the world. If you’re reading this you’ve been blessed and have a…

November 15, 2018

Grateful people share with others.   When you’re grateful for what you have and those around you, you can’t help but be generous. Realizing every good thing is from above places a different perspective on the way we give. We no longer give from a place that feels like loss, but we begin to give from a place that feels like gain. Giving is no longer about taking…

November 14, 2018

Grateful people treat people differently. They just do. They are not only appreciative of the things and rewards of this life but they are also appreciative of the people around them. They know how valuable time, energy, and service are and when someone else gives them some of theirs they appreciate it. They’re thankful for the Friday night fires and they’re thankful for…

November 13, 2018

They don’t expect but appreciate. Expectations can ruin so many things. It can ruin a job, a marriage, and it can ruin your life if you’re not careful. If you expect things, simply because, you’re more than likely going to be let down. If you expect to have a better life but don’t work for it, you’re going to be let down. If you expect a better marriage and…

November 12, 2018

We’re called to be grateful. So over the following week, we’re going to look at a few signs that you are or are not living from a place of gratitude.   Monday Take the time to smell the roses. Grateful people appreciate the little things. They see the small victories. They love the sunsets, the small steps forward, and the little things God does for them on a daily…

November 9, 2018

We want to live in a way that is congruent with our faith. We want to make sure we’re informed about our faith. But we also have to be in the right heart.   Too many believers look at declaring him as some obligation. It’s something. We have to talk about or we’re in trouble. The beauty of this idea is that for you and me, we should be so passionate, so informed, so…