WAKE UP with PC!!! Blog

DecEMBER
December 7, 2017
 
Rather than pursuing all the things the world suggests, what would be the combined effect of we as believers pursuing the imitation of Christ? If we were to really live out the Christlike life as opposed to talking about living out the Christlike life, this world would be turned upside down! Who’s in?
December 6, 2017
 
Who is it in your life that makes it more meaningful? Take a moment today and let them know, for we never know how many days we have together.
December 5, 2017
 
One of my favorite names for Jesus is Emmanuel, “God with us”. The Lord is not just up in heaven looking down, God is right here with us, every moment of every day. One of the struggles of being human is our ease in forgetting this amazing fact. Friend, God is with you, talk to Him, listen to Him, acknowledge His presence and enjoy His friendship!
December 4, 2017
 
The best way to introduce people to Jesus is to invite them into your life. For if Jesus is your best friend, they will get to know Him by getting to know you. Lord, make us more like You!
December 3, 2017
 
“…and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor…” do we see Jesus as our counselor? We often seek advice from people around us, even professional and that’s okay, but the first counsel we should seek is from the Lord. We do this primarily through prayer and study of the scriptures. Let us seek the counsel of our Lord throughout this day and every day.
December 2, 2017
 
For unto us a child is born and the government will rest on His shoulders and He will be called: Wonderful, Counselor, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Let us pray that our government would return to Him and rest on His shoulders!
December 1, 2017
 
For some people prayer is their last resort, but why shouldn’t it be our first response?
NOVEMBER
November 30, 2017
 
Has life become boring or routine for you my friend? That is not God’s intention for your life, He envisions your life as a grand adventure! Dare to dream what your life could be if you stepped outside of the daily grind.Take some time today to only dream but to plan your next adventure and include God in the planning!
November 29, 2017
 
Adventure starts with a single step toward something that we have not tried before. That initial movement may lead to an extraordinary path that could change everything. Don’t be afraid, trust in God and take that step!
November 28, 2017
 
The best way to have a great attitude is to combine those two words. Great plus attitude equals GRATITUDE. If we will cultivate a grateful heart, joy will be the result. Thank you Lord for every gift that You give!
November 27, 2017
 
There must be nothing in our lives public or private that puts a barrier between us and our Lord. Let’s take time today to examine our hearts to root out unforgiveness, unconfessed sin, bitterness or any other foothold for the enemy. Once exposed to the Light of Christ it can be demolished and we can fly in freedom!
November 26, 2017
 
We may hide our indiscretions from the world, but nothing is hidden from the eyes of God. As we confess those sins, they lose their power over us and then God’s transforming mercy and blessings follow!
November 25, 2017
 
True friendship thinks of the others needs before one’s own. The mark of the believer is the same practice.
November 24, 2017
 
Today marks the beginning of the Christmas season for many. Stop for a moment and ponder this phenomenon, Black Friday, a holiday devoted to shopping. We can, with a little effort, bring back the joy of Christmas. Instead of being overwhelmed by the commercialism and gift giving frenzy, let us do all things in celebration of the greatest gift ever given…Jesus our Savior. Happy Advent my friend!
November 23, 2017
 
Today I woke up in a warm house, without hunger, a loving wife, a wonderful family, an amazing church and a God who loves me so much that He gave His very own life so that I am now called His child. It doesn’t seem to be enough to say thank you but I say it anyway…thank you Lord for it is You that have provided more than I could ever need or desire!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2017
 
Thankful today that my sins are forgiven because of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Praying that I will be able to have such a forgiving heart toward those whom I need to forgive.
November 21, 2017
 
In this week of thanksgiving, my list is abundant. Thanks for my God who sees beyond my failures and for a wife that always believes in me and supports me even when I’m a knucklehead!
What are you thankful for?
November 20, 2017
 
We are tempted to give up just before we cross the finish line. Keep on pressing on, don’t give up, just a little longer, victory is within your reach, keep your eyes on Jesus and together you will experience the victory!
November 19, 2017
 
How would this world be changed if we began to think of God first, others next and then ourselves?
November 18, 2017
 
What are the obstacles that keep us from being all in for the Lord? Are we willing to set them aside in our quest to be complete disciples of Jesus? This is a difficult challenge, but discipline isn’t supposed to be easy, it’s meant to be trans-formative!
November 17, 2017
 
Has life become boring, predictable and mundane for you? Invite the Creator and holder of the universe into your day to day living. As we do this, our lives become more exciting than we might ever imagine. Looking for adventure? Walk with Jesus!
November 16, 2017
 
We can spend our whole lives worried about what people are thinking of us or we can concern ourselves with what God thinks of us. I’m going to concentrate on pleasing the One who I will spend eternity with!
November 15, 2017
 
Time investment speaks volumes to what our priorities in life are. If you were to break down what/where you spend the majority of your time, what would take priority in your life? Take time to be with the One who loves you most today!
November 14, 2017
 
Friend, are you merely dipping your toe into the living waters of Christ or are you willing to dive in, headfirst completely being immersed in His grace, mercy and love? I want to dwell in that place where I am enveloped in God’s presence, no longer satisfied to just have a little of God, I want to be all in. How about you?
November 13, 2017
 
In the midst of all the confusion, chaos and calamity, Jesus gently calls to us…”Come to Me”. Friend, why are you striving?Why are you worrying? Stop running away and run into the arms of the One who loves you completely. In Him is the peace that you seek. Come Lord Jesus!
November 12, 2017
 
Some place their hope in politicians, I place my hope in the King…Jesus!
November 11, 2017
 
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, pray”….the possibilities are endless, so what are we waiting for? The Body of Christ bemoans the state of our land and the world and yet we continue on self-focused and unmotivated to do the one thing that can transform our world. Here’s the rest of that quote…”and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will heal their land”. Pray with me, my friend!
November 10, 2017
 
I have never changed a single person, but prayer continues to rescue millions. My heart aches for the lost and that heartache inspires me to continue in prayer for a mighty movement of God that would bring forth revival, come and awaken us Lord!
November 9, 2017
 
We live in a day without a societal or individual conscience. Without this moral guideline we are easily led into confusion as to what is right and what is wrong. Societal conscience will return as individual consciences are revived. This can only be done through prayer and consuming the Word of God, take time to revive your spirit through spending time with Jesus today!
November 8, 2017
 
In our busy-ness comes stress, what are you doing to disconnect from the world so you can connect more intimately with God? Schedule an hour, a morning/afternoon or a multi day retreat to work on your relationship with God. It will be transforming for your mind, body and spirit!
November 7, 2017
 
When Jesus was on trial before Pilate, and confronted Pilate with the truth, Pilate responded, “what is truth?” It is an interesting response since Truth was literally standing right before him. Today, the word truth has lost it’s original meaning, opinion has been substituted for the definition. But friend, opinion will never set us free. “But you will know the truth and the truth will set you free” -Jesus
November 6, 2017
 
Success is moving forward when you feel like giving up. The enemy wants you to throw in the towel but our Heavenly Coach is cheering us on. Friend, victory is within your grasp keep on fighting!
November 5, 2017
 
What do you feel is surrounding you today? Chaos, instability, confusion, fear, worry,oppression, negativity can feel like they are crushing us. Or…we can allow the peace that passes all understanding be our atmosphere. Lord, grant us your peace!
November 4, 2017
 
Would you consider yourself an encourager or a discourager? Perhaps it would be better for us to ask that question to the people around us. Lord, make me an encourager!
November 3, 2017
 
When you’re feeling low because life seems to be going wrong, stop and take a few moments to list all the things that are going right.
November 2, 2017
 
Some people you know are headed toward a precipice, you can leave them to fall or you can lead them to safety. In this age of fear of offending anyone, we must have the courage to love people into the arms of Jesus. Don’t let them fall, lead them into the safety of Christ’s love!
November 1, 2017
 
There are many voices we can listen to. Unfortunately, many of them will discourage us and make us fearful. There is one voice that might not be as loud, but it is very clear if we will take time to sift through the chaos. The Voice of Truth still speaks to those who have ears to hear. Lord, let us hear Your still soft voice!
OCTOBER
October 31, 2017
 
For too many years I tried to change others to suit my desire. Lord, change me to become who You want me to be!
October 30, 2017
 
In this life, next to salvation in Christ, friendship is the greatest gift that we can receive, cherish and nurture those treasures. Thank you for being a friend!
October 29, 2017
 
Here’s a challenge/prayer that I am giving myself, maybe you’d like to accept it too. “Lord, may only words that are positive and encouraging come from my mouth. Take all negative and destructive words out of my vocabulary.”
October 28, 2017
 
Anger only hurts the person who holds onto it. Friend, are you holding onto anger against someone? Anger, bitterness, resentment, jealousy and ill will toward another ultimately ricochet back at our own spirit leaving us damaged. Turn over that ill will and allow God to replace it with love and freedom. You won’t be sorry!
October 27, 2017
 
When is the last time you challenged yourself? I mean are you still trying to grow and improve in various areas of your life? Too many of us today are complacent and content to settle….Friend, God has created you for greater things. Plan something today that will make you more into the amazing person God designed you to be!
October 26, 2017
 
Sin is like an all “you can eat” restaurant, it looks so good and it tastes so good, but the consequences aren’t so good. Sin is so alluring but after the fact, the enemy is right there to accuse you of how bad you are, “you call yourself a Christian?” ….and he’s the one who tempted you! Say no to sin and yes to the joy that Jesus offers instead!
October 25, 2017
 
With the continuing news of the wickedness coming out of Hollywood, are any of us really surprised? The depravity of mankind is on display and our need for God is evident. Friend, would you join me in praying for an awakening in the church which would transform our land and turn our world right-side up!
October 24, 2017
 
Doubt doesn’t always come in blatant and obvious ways. Often it is gradual, stealth-fully finding its way into our mind and then growing into crippling proportions. The God who knows us for all that we are and still loves us is One whom you can trust in. Regardless of what you are going through dear friend…know this. You need never doubt Gods love for you and His desire to be near you, run into His arms today!
October 23, 2017
 
Fear is the neighborhood that the enemy dwells in, stay out of that part of town. Determine to stay in the presence of God, for He casts out fear and replaces it with faith!
October 22, 2017
 
Let your trials push you closer to God, never blame Him, instead run to Him and allow His companionship to lead you through to victory!
October 21, 2017
 
I have discovered a treasure that is available to us all if we will only recognize it. This treasure lies in the eyes of those people that we will take the time to listen to and love. As we share the love of Christ by giving them our time and attention, we receive this amazing treasure as they receive His love through us. Try it!
October 20, 2017
 
Though sin threatens to capture me, my God is greater. In and of myself I am weak but with Christ in me I am more than a conqueror. Friend, there is nothing in this world or no demon of Hell that can separate you from the love of Christ Jesus. Dwell in that victory today!
October 19, 2017
 
Stop for a moment, pause and take a look at your life. What are the areas that you’d love to improve? Relationships, vocational objectives, health, spiritual growth? Did you know that God cares about every aspect of your life? (silly question) So…why don’t we ask Him for help? Go to God today and He will give you a game plan!
October 18, 2017
 
Today, we have been given a gift…it’s called “today”. What will we do with it? We can allow the circumstances dictate or we can determine to seize the day for God. With every breath, let us live for God and invite the Holy Spirit to live through us so that our lives truly make a difference in this lost world!
October 17, 2017
 
One of my favorite games as child was to play “follow the leader”. No matter what the leader did or where the leader went you had to follow them. As a believer this game has become my life philosophy by following my Leader, Jesus. Wherever God calls me to go, regardless of whether I want to go there or how very difficult it is, I follow. It’s actually quite simple but can also be scary and exciting. Who are you following?
October 16, 2017
 
When others don’t recognize our potential, even when we don’t see it…God knows that we are capable of accomplishing wonderful things. He believes in You and wants to do great things through You! Spend some time with Him today!
October 15, 2017
 
Astrophysicists estimate that there are over 80 billion galaxies in existence and God made every one of them. In comparison to the size of the universe, I feel very small. Here’s the point…in all the vastness of this incredibly big creation, God knows you, loves you and sent His very own Son to save you. To God, you are extremely important, receive His love today!
October 14, 2017
 
Lord, I am thankful for the role models that I have had in my life. Men who showed me what it means to be strong and yet gentle, disciplined though still loving, courageous but not ashamed to shed a tear. God, help me to be that kind of godly man to those who I am blessed to lead.
October 13, 2017
 
Being ashamed of Jesus is the beginning of the demise of our ability to reason and discern the universe as God has created it. “Professing to be wise they became fools” unfortunately describes many who are writing the public discourse today. What was deemed ridiculous 20 or 30 years ago is heartily approved today. Friend, let us press into Jesus and obtain the wisdom that God provides.
October 12, 2017
 
I hear a lot of people complaining about a lot of different things, but what are we doing to change things? I propose we take our complaints, worries and fears and turn them into the one thing that will make a difference…prayer.
October 11, 2017
 
Theodore Roosevelt was said to have read one book a day for much of his life and because of that it was thought that he was one of the most knowledgeable men of his day. How many books did you read last year compared to how many hours of television or movies or social media did you watch? One book you should definitely put on your daily reading list…the bible!
October 10, 2017
 
There are a variety of scriptures that teach us not to be easily offended. Over the years I’ve tried to develop a thicker skin, but not always successfully. Too often my first reaction is to become angry or “offended” by comments, rather than to respond in love. Perhaps this is one of the problems in our society today, we are looking to be offended rather than trying not to be offensive. Lord, let my words and life be a blessing to You first and then to all I meet.
October 9,2017
 
Are you growing or growing stagnant? My previous post (sorry it’s been a few days, did a backpacking trip in Georgia) refers to iron sharpening iron. Are you in iron sharpening relationships? These relationships require some friction for the sharpening process and friction may seem uncomfortable. Perhaps a better term might be “tough love”. Do you have friends in your life who will tell you the truth even though it may hurt? I’m thankful for the people who love me enough to “tell me like it is”. They have helped me to grow!
October 4, 2017
 
As iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another! Who is sharpening you? We were created to be in relationship with others, that’s how we grow and reach our potential. Friend, find a godly person (or two) to share the journey, it will strengthen both of you!
October 3, 2017
 
When it comes down to essentials, what is it that you need the most in your life? For me, it comes down to this…you can have all the world, just give me Jesus.
October 2, 2017
 
Why has the most powerful institution ever created seen as irrelevant by much of society? Why has it become impotent, when in reality it has the ability to turn the world upside down? We have become distracted. My prayer for this wonderful institution, the church, is that she would become passionate once again about her primary mission, to give the world Jesus! Lord, awaken Your sleeping giant!
October 1, 2017
 
Some count wealth by bank accounts and others by material possessions, some tally up their cars or homes or land holdings, but I propose something different. What if we were to measure our wealth by the amount of true friendships we have developed over the years? In that case, my riches are extravagant. Thank you for being a friend!
SEPTEMBER
September 30, 2017
 
Friend, you weren’t meant to just survive, God means for you to thrive. The life of the believer is one that is exciting and even dangerous. Here’s the cool part…you never walk along. God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is with you. Recognize this and never be afraid, live the life my friend, it can be amazing!
September 29, 2017
 
Hate is an addictive drug that we may feel justified in exhibiting especially to those whom we disagree. It is a poison that soon destroys our ability to love those to whom we think differently. Hatred is never justified, unless it is directed toward the sin, never toward the sinner. Let us seek the God of love that we may share His love with all! The only one rejoicing in the division in our land today is the enemy of all, the devil.
September 28, 2017
 
In this day of self focus and “my way is the right way”, I lay aside any thought or belief or trust in anything or anyone (including myself) besides Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Hope, the Cure, the Answer to our division as a land. My friend, if you really want to make a difference, commit an hour, a day, a week to praying for an awakening in the church and a revival in the land. Jesus, rescue us!
September 27, 2017
 
The devil seeks to divide us, the Lord brings unity. Let us humble ourselves before the One who destroys hatred, fear, anger and unrighteousness. Rather than judging one another, let us love one another. Lord, have mercy!
September 26, 2017
 
Wherever you find yourself and whatever condition you are in, know this, if you will pause to pray, you will quickly realize that you are not alone. God is with you, gently leading all who will cry out to Him. Take some time today to pray, take His hand and enjoy the journey!
September 25, 2017
 
I’m sure that to some I am hard to love and there are people in my life that I find hard to love. The wonder of our relationship with God is that when I look at those folks through His eyes, God enables me to love them with His heart. Lord, help us to love them like Jesus!
September 24, 2017
 
God did not create evil, God created humankind with free will with the ability to choose good or evil. The wonder and witness of the body of Christ is the amazing example we can be to a lost world when we continually exhibit the love and goodness of God to all we meet.
September 23, 2017
 
If we will allow Him, God will gently lead us every day. The challenge is slowing down, being still and recognizing His loving touch showing us the right direction to turn. Stop and seek Him, He is here for you!
September 22, 2017
 
It is through God’s love that we can love others, it is through our love that they can find God. Friends, let us love them into His arms!
September 21, 2017
 
Even when life becomes bad, God is still good! Hold on to Him, my friend!
September 20, 2017
 
Because we are created in the image of God we are capable of amazing acts of love, compassion, self sacrifice, charity and incredible good. Yet, the gift of free will allows us to choose another path of selfishness that can lead to misery for all who choose it. You were created to imitate Christ, imagine the possibilities my friend!
September 19, 2017
 
We all serve somebody, “it might be the devil or it might be the Lord, but you’re gonna have to serve somebody” (Bob Dylan). I choose the Lord!
September 18, 2017
 
Jesus taught the people, “if you will abide in my word, you will be my disciples and you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” Lord, help us to abide in You!
September 17, 2017
 
The fingerprints of God are seen throughout creation for those who have eyes to see. The more closely we look, the more evident His creative hand becomes!
September 16, 2017
 
I have failed the Lord many times, but He is yet to fail me. I am so grateful for His mercies that are new every morning!
September 15, 2017
 
Slow down, quiet down and lean back into the arms of God. It is here where we receive our healing, our strength, our guidance, our joy and the love that transforms.
September 14, 2017
 
When the women disciples of Jesus came to His tomb, the angel greeted them with words like these…”Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, He is risen!” Many today are seeking to find God in books, in theological discourse, in church attendance… all of which are good and helpful, but, the best way to find Jesus, is draw near to Him by reaching out to Him. This requires a vulnerability of our hearts and minds. Friend, would you trust in Him today?
September 13, 2017
 
Take some time today to make a list of your blessings. Most of us will find that list much longer than the our list of burdens!
September 12 , 2017
 
Let us love one another, this is a sign that God is in us. Friends, love is a powerful weapon in the arsenal of our Lord. It can overcome the darkest tools of the enemy. When we love, the world will see the hope that is available through Christ Jesus.
September 11, 2017
 
I am yet to meet a selfish person who is content, yet I have known many selfless people who experience incredible joy. My friend, look outward toward God and others and your life will gain wonderful meaning!
September 10, 2017
 
When the world around us seems in chaos, we can rest in the Father’s arms. Before we act, let us look to Him, await His guidance and then move accordingly.
September 9, 2017
 
The presupposition that there is no god severely limits one’s ability to consider all the possibilities…socially, scientifically, emotionally, historically and yet how many of our societal institutions are standing on this premise. So much for open-mindedness.
September 8, 2017
 
Lord, help me be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.
September 7, 2017
 
When I start to get impatient with someone, I remind myself of how patient the Lord has been with me. God give us Your heart for others and Your divine patience to love them no matter what!
September 6, 2017
 
Let our daily goal to be in be in continual communion/conversation with God,
so that His thoughts become our thoughts, His vision our vision, His love our love. Imagine holding Jesus hand as you go through Your day, leading you as you take each step, in every conversation, consulting Him with every decision. Perhaps, this is what Paul meant when he said, “pray without ceasing”.
September 4, 2017
 
Lord, let me look upon every person with Your eyes, eyes that love and don’t hate, eyes that see the best and not the worst, eyes of compassion rather than scorn. Lord give me Your eyes!
September 3, 2017
 
We all have fears, we can surrender to them or we can do battle with them. At first we may not succeed, but if we persist, we will make strides and may even gain the victory. If we don’t fight them they will control us. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”
September 2, 2017
 
Are you trying to connect or re-connect with family member, friend, or perhaps a person who could use a friend? Invite them to work with you on a project. The conversation that ensues will often flow naturally as you labor on the chore together.
September 1, 2017
 
One of our biggest problems is that we think that our own opinions are absolute truth and that we can build our lives upon personal opinion. The fallacy in that mindset is that opinions change continually but truth remains stable and unchanging. My friend, build your life upon the unchanging truth of Christ Jesus, the architect of your contentment!
AUGUST
August 31, 2017
 
Anger may be short lived but it can evolve into bitterness which may take up permanent residency in our hearts.
August 30, 2017
 
To seek contentment anywhere but in God is like grasping at the wind. Stop looking elsewhere and look to Jesus, my friend!
August 29, 2017
 
God has given us this day to live to it’s fullest. Don’t waste it by worrying about tomorrow, rather, determine to seize it and live it wholly for God. By doing this, when your head hits the pillow tonight, you will have no regrets!
August 28, 2017
 
Our words can tear down or build up, spew forth hate or pour out love, discourage or encourage. Our words are a direct window into the state of our hearts, what do your words speak regarding the health of your soul?
August 27, 2017
 
While questioning Jesus after He was arrested, Pontius Pilate asked Him, “What is truth?” Many people today have the same dilemma, they will say things like, “your truth is not my truth” or “what is true for you isn’t true for me”. With such a mindset it’s no wonder our world is in the state that it’s in. Jesus gave us the answer when He said, “I am the way, the TRUTH and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.” For a world that lacks a moral foundation, I suggest the Rock of Ages… Jesus!
August 26, 2017
 
It’s impossible to not get dirty when you climb in the pig pen and wrestle with it’s inhabitants. Better to spend time in the presence of God and allow His attributes to rub off on you. The more time we spend with God, the more of His influence will impact the people with which we interact.
August 25, 2017
 
When we practice generosity, we enter the realm of God’s divine economy. I learned many years ago (through my wife) “you can’t out-give God”. If you’re having financial struggles, the first economical change you may need to make is to give to God from your first fruits. Remember, He gives you 90% and only asks for 10%. Don’t believe me? Give it a try for 6 months and see what happens. If you are already tithing, take on the challenge of increasing your giving by taking on some other ministries beside your local church…it’s not a sacrifice, it’s a blessing!
August 24, 2017
 
With every trial, God will provide not only a pathway through it, He will also be our companion onto victory! Friend, whatever you may be experiencing today, whatever burden, you don’t have to bear it alone, let the Holy Spirit share the load.
August 23, 2017
 
On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. Placing our trust in any human leads to disappointment, but when we trust in Christ, our spirits are lifted!
August 22, 2017
 
Friend, are you having trouble finding peace in your life? Do you find yourself continually striving to find contentment?This is the state of every human heart that does not ground itself in the presence of God. Take the time you need today to be still in your body, mind and spirit and connect with the One who created you. Out of that stillness move into your day and find a new joy in your existence.
August 21, 2017
 
Many of us have been taught the phrase, “think before you speak”. For the Jesus follower we might add, “pray and think before you speak”. How much hurt and damage would be averted if we were to put that into practice in our lives?
August 20, 2017
 
If we expend our time and energy pursuing the things of the world we will be left feeling empty. When we pursue God, we will be filled!
August 19, 2017
 
Political victories are temporary, changed lives for Christ will affect generations. Friend, don’t place your hope in a political cause, place your hope on the still strong foundation of Jesus Christ. Lord, bring an awakening in the land that will bring us back to You! Pray for revival!!
August 18,2017
 
Be strong and courageous! If you stand with God, you never stand alone. He stands with you and many of His followers are at your side. My friend, be strong and courageous!
August 17, 2017
 
Friend, are you distraught over the recent occurrences that make it appear like the devil is winning? God has not given us a spirit of fear but of love and of power and of a sound mind. God is still in control, keep your eyes on Him. If you want to see transformation, turn your energies to prayer before taking action!
August 16, 2017
 
With Jesus as our Anchor, we can withstand any storm. Friend, if you find yourself tossed and thrown by the tempests of life, perhaps you should check to see if you are still connected firmly to Christ.
August 15, 2017
 
I have noticed that people today seem to feel justified in their hatred of others that are different than themselves. If the “good” people hate those that they see as “haters” how are the “good” different from the “bad”? The follower of Christ is called to a different path…and it is difficult at times. We are to see everyone through the eyes of Jesus, even those that we deem despicable because of their beliefs and actions. Lord, give me Your eyes to see.
August 14, 2017
 
Better is a gentle encouragement than a stern rebuke.
August 13, 2017
 
God can take a bad situation and use it for His glory as well utilize it to transform us into the people He knows we can be.
August 12, 2017
 
God’s ability to care for us isn’t limited by our inability to trust in Him, all we need is that mustard seed of faith!
August 11, 2017
 
We don’t have to have a great faith, all we need is a little faith in a Great God!
August 10, 2017
 
Lord, take away my judgmental heart and replace it with Yours. Remove my fears and give me Your heart for Your people, especially the prodigals who have lost their way.
August 9, 2017
 
A small investment in encouragement can provide enormous dividends in the life that it is deposited into. Friend, who is God inspiring you to invest today?
August 8, 2017
 
The problem is not in the authenticity of the Bible but rather our ability to trust in God’s Word.
August 7, 2017
 
The more I concentrate on me, the more miserable I become. The more I focus on God, the more joy I receive. The more I love others the better this world becomes.
August 6, 2017
 
Too often we look at other people and may consider them our enemies. For the believer there is one primary enemy…the devil. All people are God’s sons and daughters, some are walking with Him, others have not found their way to their Father. Let us pray for a Great Awakening where millions are brought into the family!
August 5, 2017
 
And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. Jesus is the Truth. There are so many voices in our world telling us what we need to do to achieve happiness, only His voice will set us free. Take some time to know Him better today my friend!
August 4, 2017
 
If you are thirsty, come to me and drink and if you believe, from your heart will flow rivers of living water! -Jesus
Stop and think what it means to have living waters flowing from your heart…perhaps it means that the words of our mouths and the contemplation of our hearts are encouraging, life giving and lead others into the loving arms of Jesus! Drink deeply my friend!
August 3, 2017
 
When I contemplate the holiness and perfection of God, I am reminded of my own imperfections and how far I fall short of who I can be. Though some might say that this is self deprecation, I would say that recognizing one’s own sinfulness and God’s holiness is the greatest weapon in the battle against pride. When God gives us victory over this old opponent, then life really begins!
August 2, 2017
 
Your life really can have a positive impact on this world, one person at a time, one interaction at a time. Lord, we pray that You will bless others through our presence!
August 1, 2017
 
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” -Jesus.
This is an enormous need in our world today, for individuals, for communities and for nations. It starts with us, Christ promises His peace to those who will receive Him. Friend, here is a simple prayer for us… Lord, I need Your peace today. Amen