WAKE UP with PC!!! Blog

March 19, 2019
When I try to get God to conform to my will, misery follows, but when I change my behavior and life patterns to dwell in His will, joy and contentment are the result. Let us seek His face today!
March 18, 2019
If my friendship with you requires me to abandon my convictions and wholeheartedly accept yours, then you don’t want a friend, you want a slave. We can disagree and still be friends but we may not be able to live together. Let love guide us, in other words let us do all things with the love of Christ.
March 17, 2019
The choice is simple but often not easy. We can stand with the world or we can stand with Jesus. I choose Jesus!
March 16, 2019
The Word of God is true and must be our guide. Our society has lost it’s way, we must follow Jesus for He is the only Way!
March 15, 2019
We will face challenges in life, what will we do with them? With God before us, no trial can overwhelm us. We can face them head on and know that we are victorious in Christ regardless of the outcome!
March 14, 2019
If we are waiting for some other person to “complete” us and that other person isn’t Jesus, we will be disappointed. Nothing against those other folks but there is only One who saves and transforms. Take some time with Him today!
March 13, 2019
Parenting is the most difficult blessing we will ever undertake…prayer, patience, perseverance and love are the main ingredients that can result in a caring adult.
March 12, 2019
If you woke up today, you received a gift from God. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, so live today to the fullest!
March 11, 2019
When we look at the crumbling state of society around us, it’s natural to think that we are helpless to change it…Not true! Our prayers can be the seeds of another great awakening that can transform our world!
March 10, 2019
As we seek the Lord in prayer, we are no longer just guessing at our decisions.
March 9, 2019
If our lofty words and aspirations are not built upon love we are merely making noise. Let all we do stand on a foundation of divine love!
March 8, 2019
We are not all gifted with amazing talents, but we all have a gift that can make an incredible difference. Take some time today to encourage someone. Your words will truly bless their journey!
March 7, 2019
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. These are the fruits that should be displayed in the life of the believer. If we aren’t bearing these fruits, no wonder the world isn’t interested.
March 6, 2019
Today begins Lent, a season of refining our faith, a time where we sacrifice self indulgences so that we may rely more on the power and presence of God. What will you do to press in closer to God?(rhetorical question, don’t tell me but make sure you let God know)
March 5, 2019
If we truly love someone we will tell them the truth and risk their scorn rather than let them make a decision that will bring eventual heartache and pain to them.
March 4, 2019
When you have a monumental task ahead of you, pray first, then tackle it, one step at a time!
March 3, 2019
Lord, teach us how to disagree but still communicate with civility.
March 2, 2019
Attacking those who disagree with you doesn’t make you look more right only more angry.
March 1, 2019
The only way for me to love others is to see them through the eyes of Jesus!
February 28, 2019
And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. If you know Jesus, you know the Truth. Stop looking elsewhere, He is the answer!
February 27, 2019
When I am convinced that my way is the only way, I’ve forgotten that Jesus is the Way! Trust in He who gave His life for you, Christ will never leave you nor forsake you!
February 26, 2019
Divine love evokes empathy for those that are hurting. Lord give us hearts of compassion and courageous love!
February 25, 2019
When all else fails, You are still God. Some trust in horses, some trust in chariots but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. May the name of Jesus be lifted high, He is our hope!
February 24, 2019
The only way to defeat the enemy that prowls around this world is to remain constant in prayer. Pray for revival!
February 23, 2019
In these days of division and doubt we need more than ever to become a people of prayer! Let us pray against the spirit of confusion that grips this world. Lord, may Your Truth set us free!
February 22, 2019
Lord, let Your Light chase away the darkness that pervades our land. Rescue us with Your mighty hand!
February 21, 2019
There is much confusion, leading folks into much pain. Lord, shine Your Light that we would be able to follow Your path!
February 20, 2019
The seductive voice of the world leads to emptiness, the Voice of Truth leads to joy. Which will we listen to?
February 19, 2019
When we succumb to the ways of this world, we hinder our ability to hear and follow God. Turn from this world and turn to Jesus!
February 18, 2019
When was the last time you stopped for 1 minute and recognized 10-15 joys in your life? Too often we focus on the negatives, count some of your blessings and then thank God for them!
February 17, 2019
With the cacophony of voices that bombard us daily, how do we hear the voice of God? There is no substitute for prayer and reading the Word, this is how we will distinguish His voice!
February 16, 2019
Constructive criticism presented correctly is a gift not an attack!
February 15, 2019
There’s an old song…”On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is shifting sand”…what are you standing on today my friend. Jesus is a firm and trustworthy foundation!
February 14, 2019
I wonder what would happen if believers only posted positive God honoring social media remarks?
February 13, 2019
When you feel like giving up, turn to Jesus. Though the world may seem against you, He is for you!
February 12, 2019
It is through the tribulations that we experience the presence of God most tangibly. Don’t go looking for those trials but don’t run from them either. Gods grace is sufficient for us!
February 11, 2019
Jesus understands our failings, He knows our imperfections, He loves us anyway! Actually, it is our failures that qualify us to be used mightily by Him. Think about what a powerful witness it is to the transforming power of Jesus when our lives are turned around.
February 10, 2019
Wrong has become right and right has become wrong, Loving Lord, we need you to rescue this confused world! Start with me!
February 9, 2019
God knew us before we were even conceived, we are precious in His sight. Pray for our land that has wandered so far from Gods love. Lord revive us again!
February 8, 2019
The greatest foe in believing that Jesus is our Savior and Lord is our desire to be deity ourselves. As long as I am on the throne, Christ can’t dwell there. Recognition and acceptance of His Lordship sets us on the path to indescribable joy. Christ is risen!
February 7, 2019
When we turn ourselves over to hate it becomes a consuming cancer. When we turn to the Lord of Light, His love is the cure!
February 6, 2019
The way to build friendships is to look for common ground. It seems like today many are too busy looking for disagreements to practice the art of congeniality.
February 5, 2019
There are so many people that have invested in our lives to help us become who we are. Thank God for them today and then be that person to someone else!
February 4, 2019
Letting go and letting God doesn’t mean we should stop praying!
February 3, 2019
The older I get, the more I realize how far I fall short of Gods best. My (our) only hope is in Christ Jesus, Lord have mercy!
February 2, 2019
One of the tragedies of the social media age is a false sense of friendship “connections”. This is resulting in loneliness and isolation. Invest more in real “in person” relationships and experience true and satisfying friendship!
February 1, 2019
Just because we don’t agree on everything doesn’t mean I don’t love you. When did disagreement become enemy status. Lord, teach us how to play in the sandbox together!
January 31, 2019
Let’s start a love revolution to overwhelm and replace the hatred that pervades our society today. You can join by making a decision to be positive and prayerful in all that you do!
January 30, 2019
Who is shaping our world view? Let us seek to develop the mind of Christ!
January 29, 2019
The only hope for a society that cannot differentiate between good and evil is a Holy Spirit led Revival. Let us pray intensely for that to occur!
January 28, 2019
Spending time throughout the day praying is the first step to all kinds of healing!
January 27, 2019
You are precious in the Lords eyes! The world may not affirm you, but our God delights in your life and loves being with you. Take time today to seek out the One who loves you the most!
January 26, 2019
Success in the walk of a Jesus follower is in the following of Jesus, it’s as simple as that.
January 25, 2019
When we are faced with adversity, do we run from it or do we stare it down and do what it takes to push through? God will help us if we ask!
January 24, 2019
If we believe that God made us, doesn’t it make sense to get to know the One who has our blueprints in His mind? Only as we become friends with our Creator will truly find out who we are!
January 23, 2019
“If the Son sets you free, you are really free!” John 8:36 How many people do you know that are really free? The world has its chains wrapped around so many…come to Jesus and He will break you free of those chains!
January 22, 2019
When your life comes near the end, will you like Paul be able to say…”I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Or will you say, if only….or I wish I would have…..??
January 21, 2019
Before you jump on the bandwagon, you should probably know what the band is playing and what they really stand for.
January 20, 2019
What will you do with the gift called today? Will you squander it or seize it and make a difference. Here’s an idea, check in with Jesus for advice!
January 19, 2019
Many believers make worship part of their weekly or daily routine, I want to strive to live a life of worship to God with every aspect subservient to that goal.
January 18, 2019
Let us start a revolution which replaces phone interaction with face to face, heart to heart connecting. I’m not saying, throw away the phone, I’m encouraging good old fashioned “in person” friendship building!
January 17, 2019
I think one of the greatest draws that Jesus exhibited during His 33 year ministry on earth must have been his “genuine-ness”. When people see us as His followers, do they perceive that same quality?
January 16, 2019
We are so used to people failing us that we are tempted to apply those attributes to God. Friend, Jesus will never fail you when you place your life in His hands!
January 15, 2019
Reacting in anger causes damage, responding in love brings peace!
January 14, 2019
Lord, remove our agendas that we might seek and know Your will!
January 13, 2019
Let us be the light today for someone who is stumbling in the darkness!
January 12, 2019
If we desire the accolades of the world, we will abandon the favor of God. Who do we choose to please? For me…God always!
January 11, 2019
So many people looking for love, stop looking elsewhere and find transforming love in the person of Jesus Christ!
January 10, 2019
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Are you seeking the truth, or do you want your ears tickled by people who agree with you? Seek Jesus and know the Truth!
January 9, 2019
Sometimes it’s one day at a time, sometimes it’s one minute at a time. The key is…stay close to Jesus all of the time!
January 8, 2019
When we walk away from Jesus, where can we go? He is the Creator, Sustainer and Savior of the world, where else is there?
January 7, 2019
With all the voices trying to get our attention, there’s only One that really matters. Are we listening to Him?
January 6, 2019
Life isn’t always going to be easy, keep moving forward, if you get knocked down…get back up. Those defeats can be stepping stones, don’t let them become stumbling blocks. Remember, God is always here for you, reach out to Him!
January 5, 2019
If you are a Christ follower, did you know that Jesus prays for you? That’s right….you, take comfort and confidence in His prayers! Check out John chapter 17, Jesus mentions you!
January 4, 2019
Friendship is a wonderful treasure to give or receive. Every day is an opportunity to deepen those friendships and grow new ones!
January 3, 2019
We need never be lonely for the Lord is with us and if He isn’t enough, (He is but sometimes we need someone more tangible)we are surrounded by His church. Don’t isolate, join up!
January 2, 2019
Let us replace selfishness with selflessness, greed with generosity, judgement with mercy and hatred with love! Jesus, we need Your help!
January 1, 2019
In the new year I’m going to try to keep my eyes focused on Jesus regardless of where the world is looking!
December 31, 2018
Just because the majority approves doesn’t mean God approves.
December 30, 2018
Sometimes we fall short, that’s not the time to give up. Get back up and keep on trying, in the long run victory will be achieved!
December 29, 2018
The best way to succeed with a group of people is to build a team. Everyone has a different role, but the team has a singular goal. If you make Jesus the coach, then success will be accompanied with enjoyment, even fun!
December 28, 2018
As we look toward the New Year, let us linger a moment to count our many blessings!
December 27, 2018
The news media concentrates on so much negativity, why not look for the uplifting stories that will inspire and encourage? Maybe that’s why so many of us enjoy the original “Good News”. Read the Gospels today!!
December 26, 2018
When Jesus was born it was in a dirty, dark stable. When we are born again it is into the glorious light of the presence of God. His sacrifice enters us into His paradise.
December 25, 2018
Celebrate the greatest gift of all…for unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given and the government will rest upon His shoulders. And He shall be called….Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
December 24, 2018
Lord, restore the excitement of Christmas that we experienced as children, but Jesus, You be the gift that we’ve anticipated!
December 23, 2018
For the believer, faithfulness equates to success.
December 22, 2018
This day is a gift from God, let us unwrap it and live it fully for Him!
December 21, 2018
Your life has the potential to affect many others today. Will you encourage them or discourage them. I’m going to try to give them Jesus!
December 20, 2018
When Jesus was born it was in a dirty, dark stable. When we are born again it is into the glorious light of the presence of God. His sacrifice enters us into His paradise.
December 19, 2018
“Peace on earth, goodwill to humankind”. How is your internal peace doing? Without peace in us, it is very difficult if not impossible to have goodwill toward others. Jesus is the Prince and Provider of peace, come closer to Him today!
December 18, 2018
Think, pray, act!
December 17, 2018
Do you remember falling down when learning to ride a bike? You kept on climbing back on until you had victory. Don’t quit until you succeed!
December 16, 2018
Anyone can love those who love you back, a mark of the Jesus follower is the willingness to love those who hate you. Lord, give us Your love to share with a hurting world!
December 15, 2018
I never got hooked on video games, they seemed pretty boring to me, of course after Pong, I didn’t give them much of a chance 🤔
December 14, 2018
The truth is never to be feared. Lies eventually bring destruction, if not in this world, then certainly in the next!
December 13, 2018
Fear will cripple our ability to experience life. What is holding you back? God will help you overcome these fears if you will bring them to Him! Fear not, for God is with you!
December 12, 2018
Sometimes people just need a little encouragement to carry on and get through the challenge they’re in. Let’s you and I, provide that good word that will inspire them on to victory!
December 11, 2018
In the midst of our busy-ness, we should pause and recognize why this season is so special. At what other time of the year can you find so much joy and music that gives glory to the King of kings? Enjoy the Advent of our Lord!
December 10, 2018
Too often we are known for our judgement, we should be known for our love. This doesn’t mean we compromise, it means we work harder at loving all in spite of our differences.
December 9, 2018
It’s easy to complain and find the negatives in life, but you were made for something different. God created you to enjoy this existence. Take time to count your blessings today!
December 8, 2018
To love others without any expectation of reciprocity is a mark of a true Christ follower.
December 7, 2018
Take time to listen, don’t interrupt or interject, just be quiet and listen. It’s one of the best gifts you can give another! This is a skill I’m still working to perfect.
December 6, 2018
Fear can rob our rest, steal our joy and keep us from achieving much in our lives. When fear attacks, don’t succumb to it, but instead attack that fear with prayer. Soon after the prayer begins the fear will flee. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear!”
December 5, 2018
“I don’t feel like it” is a phrase that guarantees mediocrity. “Lord, help me!” is a prayer that leads to victory!
December 4, 2018
God never planned for you to carry your burdens alone. Share them with Him and the burden will become light.
December 3, 2018
Look for accomplishments to celebrate in the lives of people around you and while you’re at it, celebrate your victories also!
December 2, 2018
When worry threatens to overtake you, take refuge in the arms of Jesus!
December 1, 2018
If we only did what we felt like doing, we would accomplish little. Making a difference in this world requires escaping our comfort zone and taking on the difficult tasks!
November 30, 2018
Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. These words of Paul are so relevant to us today. The world offers emptiness, Jesus offers wholeness, renew Your hope in Him and focus on the prize which is Jesus!
November 29, 2018
We thirst for that which will satisfy our souls and we go from place to place, person to person, cause to cause to slake this thirst. Jesus is the Living Water, an artesian well that never runs dry. Come to Him today!
November 28, 2018
In the time of St. Paul the were obvious, statues made of wood or stone. Today our idols are more subtle. What is it that we are bowing to? Lord, set us free!
November 27, 2018
The worlds way leads to sorrow, pain and destruction. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. It’s your choice and it sounds easy, but the enemy is relentless. Seek God with all your heart and you will be victorious!
November 26, 2018
We spend so much of our time and energy pursuing things and accomplishments. The pursuit of God is so much more fulfilling! Chase Him today!
November 25, 2018
When we allow pride to creep in, contentment slips away.
November 24, 2018
It seems like many of my fellow travelers on this planet are living aimlessly with no apparent purpose beyond self gratification. This is such a hollow existence. God is calling us to so much more. Seek Him every day and experience true abundant life!
November 23, 2018
Black Friday, a day devoted to the things of the world, following a day marked by thanksgiving to God. A stark contrast between what we need (Christ) and what we want (stuff). Lord, I need You, every hour!
November 22, 2018
A thankful heart is one of the best inoculations to protect us from bitterness.
November 21, 2018
The perception of many is that the Church is filled with pretty, perfect, spotless people that have it all together. The reality is that we are a sin stained, imperfect and broken family redeemed by Jesus looking for more of the same to become our siblings!
November 20, 2018
Though the future may look bleak, it doesn’t have to be. As Gods people pray, the future can become bright. Don’t underestimate the power of your prayers!
November 19, 2018
What if we would relinquish our power to God and then be willing to sit down with our enemies to talk and pray together? God could heal the hatred and transform this world. Come Holy Spirit!
November 18, 2018
Jesus isn’t just a great prophet or teacher. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. We can trust in Him. Spend time with Him today!
November 17, 2018
When the followers of Christ live by the philosophies of the world we can no longer hear the voice of God. Friend, stop listening to those distracting noises and hear the Still Small Voice that will never fail you!
November 16, 2018
Though we may fear the pain of dying, we need never fear what awaits on the other side. Paul said, “to live is Christ, to die gain.” Do you fear? Trust in Jesus and those fears will disappear!
November 15, 2018
I often wish I could know what the future holds so I can be ready. God in His infinite wisdom and mercy only lets us see today. If we knew what was happening next, we would surely mess up Gods plan. Let us trust Jesus for today and for all of our tomorrows!
November 14, 2018
Let us not be easily offended, but make it difficult for us to offend others. May our words and actions be tempered by the love of Christ.
November 13, 2018
Stop and consider who Jesus is…He, as the creator and sustainer of all the universe chose to limit Himself and come to earth as a human being. Not only that, but He loves us so much that He died on the cross to bring us into His family. That blows me away!
November 13, 2018
God has a plan to rescue this broken world. He has placed the answer within every one of His believers. As we pray, listen and follow Him, lives are rescued and transformed. One by one is the plan. Love someone into the Jesus arms today!
November 12, 2018
Even when things are bad, God is still good! Let us not grow weary in prayer but rather receive new inspiration through it!
November 11, 2018
Generosity always blesses at least three people. The person who receives, the person who gives and God Who smiles because of it!
November 10, 2018
One negative word can demolish a person, be careful what you say and preface your words with prayer!
November 9, 2018
When there’s no hope…pray. When you’re full of hope…pray. Pray without ceasing!
November 8, 2018
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”   Isaiah 41:10
November 7, 2018
If you are placing your hope in politicians, you will be disappointed. Pray for them, but put your trust in the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth!
November 6, 2018
When we love people, we tell them the truth with love even when it is uncomfortable.
November 5, 2018
John the Baptist spoke of Jesus….”I must decrease and He must increase.” When this becomes our philosophy for living, fulfillment is the result!
November 4, 2018
The greatest fulfillment comes when we serve others! Let us emulate the Great Servant Leader, Jesus!
November 3, 2018
Those who appear to have their lives completely together are just good at hiding what’s really going on. We all need to be honest with God and then with one another!
November 2, 2018
The journey is more enjoyable when we walk it together. Christ is always our companion, but it helps to invite others to walk the path with us!
November 1, 2018
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -Jesus
October 31, 2018
Take a few minutes today to reach out to a person who helped you on life’s journey. Thank them for the impact they have made on your life and subsequently influenced all of the people you reach!
October 30, 2018
Every day is a gift from God, let us open this gift and live it for Him!
October 29, 2018
The biggest problem that I have in my relationships is ME! Lord, help me to get out of the way so You can come through!
October 28, 2018
When we make a comment, it can build up or tear down. Lord, help us to choose our words wisely!
October 27, 2018
I am weak, He is strong. I will fail, He never fails. I wander in the dark, He is the Light. Without Him, I am lost, but with God amazing things happen. Lord, hold us close!
October 26, 2018
Just take one more step onward, just climb a little higher, don’t stop and don’t go backward. Before you realize it you will have gone farther than you ever thought possible!
October 25, 2018
Often our greatest times of growth are in the deepest valleys of life…embrace them!
October 24, 2018
Fear…it can cripple us, all of us struggle with it. Solution? “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
October 23, 2018
When we give God the glory and keep none for ourselves, it makes room for more blessings to flow!
October 22, 2018
Sometimes people just need a friend to walk the difficult path along side them. Today, you can be that friend!
October 21, 2018
When disappointment threatens to overwhelm us, we need to go to that place of hope and peace…we go into the arms of Jesus!
October 20, 2018
Why do we wait for the “Powers That Be” to change things when we hold the greatest power of all in our prayers?
October 19, 2018
Christ mercy is incredible, the only thing that can limit it is our refusal to receive it!
October 18, 2018
No matter what you are going through today, you are not alone. God is with you and His Body, the church will be the tangible embodiment of His love. Make sure you are connected to The Body!
October 17, 2018
Let us be available today to be blessing givers. A smile, a good word, an encouraging note or phone call may be just what someone else needs to make it through their day. All of these cost us nothing, but can really make a difference!
October 16, 2018
I woke up today, albeit late, I woke up. Apparently, you did too. Are you grateful for the gift of this day? Use it for Gods glory and the blessing of others!
October 15, 2018
With so many competing voices clamoring for our attention, let us hear the Voice of Truth above them all. Lord, let me hear Your still small voice!
October 14, 2018
Prayer undergirds every move of God, from the life of an individual to the revival of a nation. Lord, help us to learn to effectively pray!
October 13, 2018
Lord, help me to go out of my way to be a blessing to others rather than ignore them and think only of myself!
October 12, 2018
What do you really believe in? What is it that formulates your philosophy of life? What would you be willing to die for? Joshua said “as for me and my house we will serve the Lord!” Paul said “for me, to live is Christ, to die gain” Lord, I give You this day, I give you my life!
October 11, 2018
To really listen to others, I have to stop my tendency to formulate an opinion or rebuttal. If I care for others, I must listen with an open heart.
October 9, 2018
“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” ― Winston Churchill.
October 8, 2018
In a world of negativity, we can be a movement of hope. Don’t feed the gossip, don’t jump on the belittling bandwagon, don’t agree with the naysayers. Instead of pouring gas on the fire of darkness, bring the refreshing, cleansing waters of Love and Light from the Author of Hope!
October 7, 2018
There are times when we are tired and just want to roll over and quit, don’t do it! Keep moving forward, even if it’s just one step. Eventually, victory will come, if we don’t give up. Philippians 4:13!
October 6, 2018
Every day we can learn something new, grow in knowledge and faith. Today we can make a difference in another persons life, making a positive change in this world. Start with prayer and go from there!
October 5, 2018
To bless others is to bring a smile to the face of God!
October 4, 2018
Many people talk about their dreams, but the pursuit of our dreams requires more than just talk. We must be willing to work hard and even fail. But…even failure is success if we are intentional and growing!
October 3, 2018
Your words of encouragement might be the breath of life for someone today!
October 2, 2018
Today, invest into someone you love. Investment usually requires a sacrifice of time…it’s worth it!
October 1, 2018
Today we woke up, many will not. What will we do with this gift that God has given us? Lord, thank you for the treasure of this day, let us live it for You!
September 30, 2018
When we feel the hectic pace of life and stress overwhelming us, let us linger in the presence of The Prince of Peace. In Him we find respite!
September 29, 2018
Stop and consider this question. What is the purpose of my life and am I accomplishing it? Lord, lead us!
September 28, 2018
The world will know you by your fruit. What kind of fruit is your life producing?
September 27, 2018
The ends do not justify the means, especially if we compromise our integrity!
September 26, 2018
Never underestimate the power of even the weakest believers prayer!
September 25, 2018
To stand when no one stands beside you is the conviction of a real leader!
September 24, 2018
We will never experience true fulfillment without serving others.
September 23, 2018
Our society tells us to “give in to our desires”. The Bible teaches that we can live holy lives. The first option brings dissapointment, the second leads to contentment!
September 22, 2018
Who are you supporting and who is supporting you? God created us to be in relationship with Him and one another!
September 21, 2018
When we are tempted to judge someone else, we should consider all that God has forgiven us!
September 20, 2018
Our words of encouragement and kindness can change a life!
September 19, 2018
When I come to my weakest point, I find Jesus there waiting for me.
September 15, 2018
Let all of our actions bring a smile to God’s face!
September 14, 2018
Pray first and then make your plans!
September 13, 2018
Stop trying to please people and start pleasing the One who holds your life in His eternal hands!
September 12, 2018
When you enter a room, what do you bring with you? Is it peace or conflict, joy or misery, comfort or anxiety? Let us strive to be bringers of Christ’s love!
September 11, 2018
How often do we quit just short of victory? Press in, dig down deep, hold on to Jesus all the way to the finish line!
September 10, 2018
Never give up, keep moving forward, never relent and keep your eyes focused on Jesus!
September 9, 2018
When we keep our eyes on Jesus, our direction is clear!
September 8, 2018
God’s mercies are new every morning, even when we don’t feel so new!
September 7, 2018
Healthy relationships grow when we give without expecting anything in return!
September 6, 2018
So many are striving to find God, if we would slow down, then we could recognize His presence and invite Him in.
September 5, 2018
Though our arms can’t protect our loved ones when they are far away, our prayers envelope them in God’s love!
September 4, 2018
When you are having trouble seeing through the dark that surrounds you, remember…Jesus is the Light!
September 3, 2018
We can make excuses or make adjustments!
September 2, 2018
Be grateful for every blessing in your life and thank the One responsible!
September 1, 2018
Many are hurting…a kind word, a prayer, even a hug can be the gift that helps them overcome and carry on. These acts of love cost us nothing but may rescue a person lost in despair!
AUGUST 31, 2018
Lord, wake up Your church and Revive us again!
AUGUST 30, 2018
Take some time today to reach out to an old friend, you might just be the answer to their prayer!
AUGUST 29, 2018
God made you in such a way that only you can accomplish certain tasks. Spend some time with the Lord so you can get your assignment today. As you undertake your mission, contentment and fulfillment will follow!
AUGUST 28, 2018
No matter what the situation is or circumstance that you are going through, you don’t have to face it alone. God is right at your side and if you are too weak to carry on, cry out to Him and He will carry you! God is good even when things are bad!
AUGUST 27, 2018
No one is so poor that they can’t give compliments!
AUGUST 26, 2018
God has blessed you with your loved ones, whether they be family or friends. Love them tangibly today!
AUGUST 25, 2018
If you woke up this morning, you are blessed. Take a moment and name five other blessings that may be taking for granted, then, thank God!
AUGUST 24, 2018
When you start to feel sorry for yourself, stop and take a moment to think about and pray for our military personnel stationed in places of danger all over the globe. Then…thank God for your many blessings!
AUGUST 23, 2018
Celebrate victories, regardless of their size!
AUGUST 20, 2018
Many of the struggles in my life could be avoided if it weren’t for 2 letters…M.E. Lord, help me to move into the background that you might take the lead!
AUGUST 19, 2018
What takes up the most room in your thoughts? Be careful, this may be an idol in your life. Make Jesus first!
AUGUST 18, 2018
Contentment comes with a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ!
AUGUST 17, 2018
We can spend our lives complaining about our struggles or we can embrace them and allow them to make us stronger!
AUGUST 16, 2018
No matter what you are going through, you are never alone, Jesus is with you!
AUGUST 15, 2018
Our worrying accomplishes nothing, our prayers accomplish much!
AUGUST 14, 2018
Before we take any action, our first move should be to pray!
AUGUST 13, 2018
It is in our times of brokenness that we may hear the voice of God most clearly. Use those times to lean on His everlasting strength and amazing love!
AUGUST 12, 2018
There are so many shiny objects to distract us from the true treasure…Jesus! Take time to acknowledge His place in your life today!
AUGUST 11, 2018
What is your ground of being, what do you stand upon when the world is shaking all around you? Jesus is a sure Foundation, place your trust in Him!
AUGUST 10, 2018
God is a gentleman who never forces Himself upon us. His love for us is so great that He patiently waits for us to choose Him. I choose Jesus!
AUGUST 10, 2018
God is a gentleman who never forces Himself upon us. His love for us is so great that He patiently waits for us to choose Him. I choose Jesus!
AUGUST 9, 2018
Investing in people is a sure thing!
AUGUST 8, 2018
We can speak the truth without cruelty or doing damage. Our goal is to help people grow, not cause them to languish.
AUGUST 7, 2018
We can’t grow close to God without spending time with Him. Take time to get to know Jesus better today!
AUGUST 6, 2018
A seed won’t grow until it’s planted, our faith won’t grow until it’s tested.
AUGUST 5, 2018
If we can make another persons day better by an unselfish act, why not do it?
AUGUST 4, 2018
When people are navigating the waters of tragedy, they need loving friends beside them. Don’t be afraid you’ll say something wrong, talk less and love/pray more!
AUGUST 3, 2018
Don’t be too quick to come to a conclusion. Slow down, pray, wait a bit and then make your decision.
AUGUST 2, 2018
When all else fails, You still are God and I trust in You!
AUGUST 1, 2018
Trials will come and go, but God will always stay as near as you invite Him to be.
July 31, 2018
Most folks don’t relish confrontation. But if you want a healthy relationship, sometimes calm confrontation is crucial. Pray first!
July 30, 2018
Most of us will experience tragedy at some point in our lives. How we confront it will determine our ability to survive, thrive or be destroyed by the event.
July 29, 2018
When we exhibit mercy, patience and grace to those who by their actions deserve something less positive, we are mimicking the love that God pours out on us!
July 28, 2018
If you think that what you are about to say may be gossip, it probably is, replace it with encouragement!
July 27, 2018
Too often we concentrate on such trivial matters, while letting the things that matter most go unattended. Take time to slow down, pray and follow His lead!
July 26, 2018
When my eyes are on Jesus, the world comes into focus!
July 25, 2018
When we come to the end of ourselves, our journey with God can begin!
July 24, 2018
It’s easy to focus so much on our own needs that we miss the blessing of reaching out to others in need.
July 23, 2018
God can bring beauty from ashes. When you find yourself recovering from tragedy, loss or some terrible event, don’t neglect to pray. Often it is out of the pain that God creates new life!
July 22, 2018
Generosity is a gift to the recipient and to the one giving.
July 21, 2018
Take a moment today to consider the people around you that might be suffering, who are they? Now, come up with some action you can take that might alleviate at least some of their suffering!
July 20, 2018
Only an incredible, merciful God who comes along side of us daily can inspire our souls to sing “It is well with my soul” when we experience the calamities that confront us. Can you sing that song today?
July 19, 2018
What are you afraid of? Perfect love casts out all fear. Run to the One who fears nothing!
July 18, 2018
As I draw nearer to God, I recognize how far I still need to grow to become the person He calls me to be. I’m thankful for His amazing patience!
July 17, 2018
Our denial of pain or problems doesn’t ease the suffering, it merely lengthens it. Let us see the Great Counselor and with His help work and walk through the issue!
July 16, 2018
Our very nature bullies us into being self centered. To be Christlike is to be others centered. Lives and communities are changed when we choose the second option!
July 15, 2018
There is no darkness so black that God’s love and light cannot penetrate!
July 14, 2018
God give us Your heart for the hurting and then let us be Your instruments of healing!
July 13, 2018
Teamwork is one of the greatest methods for success. Are you a team player?
July 12, 2018
Sometimes we turn to prayer as our last resort. Why not make it our first response?
July 11, 2018
What external factors discourage and depress you? Step away from them and move toward Jesus, the Lifter of your head!
July 10, 2018
Gossip is deadly and contagious…avoid it, block it, disrupt it at every turn. By keeping near to Jesus, then speaking words of affirmation and encouragement we become the slayers of gossip!
July 9, 2018
The more tightly we hold to our wealth, the less likely we will experience freedom. A generous heart will receive the greatest joys in this world!
July 8, 2018
We are created in the image of God. The further we stray from our Creator, the more miserable we become!
July 7, 2018
The world creeps in, peace slips away. Christ comes in, peace returns!
July 6, 2018
Let’s perform for an audience of One!
July 5, 2018
Forgiveness sets us both free!
July 4, 2018
Freedom is bought with great sacrifice, whether it was for our nation or for our souls. Greatness requires self sacrifice, a rare trait in leaders today.
July 3, 2018
Most of us know that it’s wrong to judge others, but how often do we judge ourselves? There is therefore no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus! Live in freedom my friend!
July 2, 2018
My hope is not in more of me but in more and more of Jesus!
July 1, 2018
If we want to grow close to God, we must find the quiet. If we want to hear Him, we must linger there!
June 30, 2018
In this world of hatred, disunity and anger, we need the love of Jesus even more, seek Him today!
June 29, 2018
Lord, help me to live as one whose possessions don’t possess me. Give me a generous spirit.
June 28, 2018
Great leaders have great servant hearts!
June 27, 2018
The beginning of every answer and of every solution is prayer!
June 26, 2018
Our society has replaced solitude and silence with social media, news and noise, what has been the result? Let us return to God by coming into His presence in prayer and quiet and see what what happens.
June 25, 2018
What makes your heart sing? This is the day the Lord has made….
June 24, 2018
What or who shapes your thoughts and opinions? Let us strive to make Jesus the Person who guides our mind, heart and spirit!
June 23, 2018
By feeding our anger and bitterness, we are succumbing to a beast who can never be satiated. Let us turn to Jesus instead, the only One who can truly satisfy!
June 22, 2018
Take some time, slow down and observe the creative hand of God close up today. Whether it be the beauty of a flower or the song of a bird, all creation points to Him!
June 21, 2018
Without the foundation of divine love, change merely trades one set of problems for a set of new problems.
June 20, 2018
If you are angry and frustrated much of the time, perhaps you should consider who you are listening to and hanging out with. Jesus is better company!
June 19, 2018
I’ve been reminded lately of the fragile nature of life and the eternal nature of the soul. What are we doing today that will remain after we depart?
June 17, 2018
I struggle to say no to the many opportunities that come my way. I’m learning that saying “no” not only gives me more time with my family but also gifts someone else with the blessing I turned down.
June 16, 2018
The benefit of hindsight is the ability to see the long lasting effect of prayer and good works, keep the faith friends!
June 15, 2018
Busy, busy, busy….how do we press in closer to God so that the world doesn’t overwhelm us? The Psalmist gives us the answer, “Be still and know that I am the Lord”. Jesus, help us with the “being still” part!
June 14, 2018
I have chosen the way of the cross, I fail often, but I aspire to live like Christ. Who is your inspiration?
June 13, 2018
If you truly want to apologize you need to leave the buts out!
June 12, 2018
When we forgive, two people are set free!
June 11, 2018
Investing in people is a sure thing!
June 10, 2018
Often in our pain or frustration, we lash out at those who love us the most. Before we say those words, send out that email, make that call or post that reaction, take some time with God and get the better perspective!
June 9, 2018
God gives me enough time to get everything done. The problem seems to lie with the guy making my schedule…Lord, teach me to use my time in a way that is good for You and me!
June 8, 2018
Let us love one another. Regardless of our passions, positions or persuasions. Can we just agree that Jesus comes first and let all else be subservient to that reality!
June 7, 2018
Let us walk in the Light, allowing God’s presence to inform and illumine our every decision!
June 6, 2018
Keep loving people regardless of their reciprocation of that love. Think of how God continues to love us no matter what, let us imitate that divine love!
June 5, 2018
Be not afraid, only trust. This teaching of Jesus needs to become a practice for most of us. What is that you’re afraid of? The perfect love of Jesus casts out all fear!
June 4, 2018
Who has been an encourager to you? Who would call you their encourager? Who is God calling you to encourage?
June 3, 2018
Today, we have been given a gift from God called life, tomorrow may not be granted to us. Let’s treat today like the treasure it is!
June 2, 2018
Only the Lord knows the number of our days, let us live each one as a gift from Him!
June 1, 2018
Let us strive to see Gods perspective which will enable us to see others perspectives!
May 31, 2018
God is always speaking to us… are we listening?
May 29, 2018
A listening ear, an encouraging word, a little time spent are free but incredibly wonderful gifts to the people around you!
May 28, 2018
God is always good, even when wifi is out at home for 2 weeks. Hopefully, I will be able to start up my encouragement posts soon!
May 19, 2018
Little things like the ability to flush ones toilet without bringing in a bucket of water, turning on a light switch and having power or the luxury of WiFi make me grateful for all the blessings in life. Please pray for those in our communities who have homes that are damaged, for the two families that lost loved ones. Also, the Greg and Paula Flowers family who lost their home in a fire today.
May 16, 2018
When we struggle, we can be comforted in the fact that our Lord Jesus Christ prays for us. (John 17:9) Dear friend you are never. Alone!
May 15, 2018
I wish I had the joy and peace of a grandparent when I was a young parent. I think that kind of love is much more like the love that God exhibits to us!
May 14, 2018
Lord, give me the strength to do what you would ask me to do, every time without hesitation!
May 13, 2018
What if we took our eyes off of our electronic screens and noticed our neighbors in need? Lord, inspire us to love and care for others!
May 12, 2018
The height of of biased and irrational reasoning is the denial of God because one doesn’t want to acknowledge His existence rather than being able to disprove His existence.
May 11, 2018
The peace we receive is not from this world or the things in it. Our peace is a direct result of our intimacy with God.
May 10, 2018
Our need for control attempts to substitute a little god (me) for the true God. Let go and allow the Lord to lead!
May 9, 2018
All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God…that includes me. Lord, reveal to me the areas in my life that still need work.
May 8, 2018
A good sense of humor is a great survival tool in this world of negativity!
May 7, 2018
Placing others first doesn’t mean we neglect self care. Lord lead us as we serve You and others!
May 6, 2018
Acceptance by the world is fleeting and always changing. Acceptance and approval from God through Jesus is eternal and satisfying!
May 5, 2018
What’s keeping you from following Jesus completely? Confront that obstacle and invite the Lord to remove it!
May 4, 2018
Our job as believers is to love people, God’s work is to redeem and transform them!
May 3, 2018
My contentment quotient is directly related to the vitality of my prayer life!
May 2, 2018
Take time this day to name some of the people who are a blessing in your life…children, parents, family, friends. Spend some time thanking God for putting them in your life and say a special prayer for them!
May 1, 2018
Having trouble making a decision? Take a few moments to pray, oftentimes the first thought that comes into your head is inspired by God!
APRIL 30, 2018
We have today, no guarantees for tomorrow. Let us live this day 100% for God!
APRIL 29, 2018
What would happen if we started looking for areas upon which we could agree, rather than focusing on our points of contention? Lord, show us The Way!
APRIL 28, 2018
Yesterday at a beautiful lakeside wedding, the little ring bearer was struggling to determine which direction to go or whether he should turn tail and run. At that very moment he spotted the groom, his uncle and raced right up to him and handed off the rings. Everyone cheered! When you are struggling as to which way to go, look straight ahead and you will see Jesus, the Groom waiting for you too. Run to Him and He will never let you down!
APRIL 27, 2018
Slow down, enjoy this day, stop striving and worrying. Allow the Lord to influence your schedule and your agenda!
APRIL 26, 2018
At what point did entertainment and play replace hard work and learning in our society?
APRIL 25, 2018
Many people invested into your life to help you to become the person that you are, who are you paying that forward into?
APRIL 24, 2018
My worry equates to my own distrust in the abilities of God. His peace which guards our hearts and minds is always available to those who press in close to Him!
APRIL 23, 2018
Who are we modeling our lives after? There is One whom we should emulate…Jesus, friend of sinners.
APRIL 22, 2018
Sometimes the worst part of an unpleasant task is just getting it started!
APRIL 21, 2018
For the friend of God it isn’t just about Heaven, the journey is also the prize!
APRIL 20, 2018
If life is going in the wrong direction for you, perhaps it’s time to give God control. He’s a much better navigator!
APRIL 19, 2018
If wealth was measured by the friends you’ve made and the lives you’ve encouraged, how big would your portfolio be?
APRIL 18, 2018
Our joy is not in our situation or our surroundings, our joy is in the Lord!
APRIL 17, 2018
Thomas doubted until confronted with the reality of Jesus resurrection. Thomas then spent the rest of his life proclaiming this world changing miracle. Friend, do you still doubt? It’s okay…but if you have the courage to ask, the One who defeated death will wipe away your doubts!
APRIL 16, 2018
When the Master of the universe washed the feet of His disciples, He changed the definition of leadership forever. Great leaders are also great servants!
APRIL 15, 2018
To respond to hatred with love is the path of the follower of Christ. I cannot do this with my own strength, only when I am filled with His love. Lord, give us Your heart!
APRIL 14, 2018
Lord, help me to love others the way that You love me!
APRIL 13, 2018
What a friend we have in Jesus is how the old song goes, but I wonder if that is how many believers see Him? You see my friend, I don’t have to fear my best friend. I know that He will never leave me, He’s always near and ready to help. When’s the last time you had a good sit down talk with your Best Friend?
APRIL 12, 2018
There are many today with troubled hearts….Jesus says, “Let not your heart be troubled, believe in God and also in Me.” Where is your trust today? That will determine the level of peace in your heart.
APRIL 11, 2018
Because God has shown me such incredible mercy, shouldn’t I do likewise with others?
APRIL 10, 2018
Gods ways are not the ways of sinful men. If we want to see this world changed, we must pray!
APRIL 9, 2018
You have tremendous power influence the lives of others for good. Live this day as a child of the Light!
APRIL 8, 2018
When we replace selfishness with selflessness, discontent is replaced by contentment. Need help on this one? God is near…ask!
APRIL 7, 2018
When the path before you seems insurmountable, remember that you are not walking it alone. Lord, guide us on the journey and when we stumble, help us back up!
APRIL 6, 2018
On the night of Jesus betrayal, he washed the feet of those who would deny, abandon and betray Him. What a lesson for us. What if we began to forgive even while we were in the midst of being sinned against?
APRIL 5, 2018
To abide in Christ is to be in constant connection with Him. As the branch withers apart from the vine, we wither when we wander away from this relationship. Friend, abide in Jesus!
APRIL 4, 2018
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation and be constant in prayer.-Romans 12:12 Good advice for the day!
APRIL 3, 2018
What is it that you are searching for? Come to Jesus and you will find rest for your soul!
APRIL 2, 2018
What weight are you carrying that is overwhelming you? God tells us to cast our burdens upon Him. He is more than able to carry them!
APRIL 1, 2018
The last kind words Jesus heard before His death were from a thief who was dying on the cross next to Him. While others were mocking Him or had fled, a thief acknowledged Him as the King of Kings. Jesus responded, “Truly, I tell you, this day you will be with Me in paradise”. I am no better than that thief, Lord thank You for your mercy!
March 31, 2018
Holy Saturday…Jesus is in the grave. Do you know anyone who is trapped in the darkness of this world? Take this day to pray that as Christ conquered death on Easter, this loved one might be released from the chains of darkness of this world and be set free to rise with Christ!
March 30, 2018
How quick we are to judge and accuse others. Jesus said, “let him who is without sin, cast the first stone”. There was only one person in that scenario who was without sin…when the others had left, the “Sinless” One said, “then neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more”. Let us lay down our stones and pick up love in their place!
March 29, 2018
Are we jealous of others blessings or do we delight in their joys? The heart that envy’s will sow bitterness in it’s soul. Lord, give us contentment and help us to celebrate the victories of others!
March 28, 2018
Victims whine, complain, grumble and blame. Victory in Jesus removes our victim-hood. Victim or Victor, we can choose, I chose Christ!
March 27, 2018
Some would say “think before you speak”, how about “pray before you speak?”
March 26, 2018
Don’t ever let your work for God grower greater than your love for God!
March 25, 2018
People that hurt are to be pitied, prayed for and if need be….avoided!
March 24, 2018
So many are seeking happiness, looking for it as if it is a prize to be obtained. Rather than happiness which is impossible to maintain, let us seek the peace that passes understanding which is only found in Christ Jesus!
March 23, 2018
What if we took all of our comments and turned them into prayers?
March 22, 2018
It’s as simple as this…believe in Jesus and love one another!
March 21, 2018
No on likes being uncomfortable, but to be used by God sometimes means leaving our comfort zones.
March 20, 2018
In this life we will experience trials and tragedies, but know this…if we invite Him, Jesus will walk with us every step of the way.
March 19, 2018
Today, we can make another persons life better. A kind word, a meal, a phone call or a card. Ask God to guide you and you will be a blessing!
March 18, 2018
Our words reveal what is in our heart. Let us stop and examine what is coming out of our mouths and ask…”Is this pleasing to God?”!
March 17, 2018
The biggest stumbling block to my contentment is me. Once I focus on Jesus and others and not me…my joy, peace and contentment grow!
March 16, 2018
Are you feeling worn out, broken down, tired or beat up? God is in the restoration business. He can make you better than ever, invite Him in and He with your cooperation will begin the transformation process!
March 15, 2018
Lord, as You attempt to fill my cup, help me to receive Your love and blessings without reservation!
March 14, 2018
Sometimes the road back to God may seem difficult. Take that first step and the ones that follow will become much easier!
March 13, 2018
Jesus is the friend of the sinner, He sees in us our potential, not our mistakes. God give me that perspective!
March 12, 2018
Lord replace my judging eyes with Your loving eyes!
March 11, 2018
Friend, your life is so very precious, every breath you take and every step you make is a gift from God. Today, you can make a difference in this world, first by prayer and then by action. Let us live above the norm and live for Him!
March 10, 2018
I am daily amazed at the relevancy of the Bible and how it continually teaches us how to live in this broken world. Friend, take ten or fifteen minutes every morning to pray, read the Word and listen to the One who loves you more than you could ever fathom!
March 9, 2018
I’ve watched so many dear friends trade in the unchangeable truths of the Bible for the ever shifting trends of popular culture. What is right today will be cast aside tomorrow. My friend, come back to the Word of God for He never changes and His love for you is neverending!
March 8, 2018
There are a multitude of voices out there telling you what to do, the key is to figure out where their heart lies. There is One Voice that always wants the best for you, even when you may disagree as to what that is. Friend, listen to Jesus, His is the Voice of Truth!
March 7, 2018
If we really believed that God is God we would worry a lot less!
March 6, 2018
For the believer, death is merely the next step on our journey to be closer to our Best Friend.
March 5, 2018
When Jesus looked up at little Zacchaeus in that Sycamore tree, he knew his heart needed healing and he saw potential that no one else in Jericho recognized. Jesus few words transformed the greediest man in that city into the most generous man in the land! Friend, see people through Jesus eyes and incredible things can happen!
March 4, 2018
Trusting God is like taking a leap across a chasm that is beyond your ability to reach. The good news is that Jesus is on the other side waiting to catch you, he never misses and he never drops us!
March 3, 2018
What is keeping you from being all in with God? Sometimes, it’s our fear or perhaps the baggage we carry. Let go of the burdens and take the hand of Jesus where our fears are overcome!
March 2, 2018
Many ask, “Where is God in the midst of tragedy?” The answer…God is with the hurting, the suffering and those who mourn. Let us not run away from God in those times, but rather, run toward Him!
FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Perhaps the most difficult attribute of God for us to comprehend is His incredible love for us. We fall short so often and yet He loves us, why? Because, we are His very own children. Dwell in this love!
FEBRUARY 26, 2018
When we worry about tomorrow, we are running ahead of God, often getting ourselves into trouble. Slow down, hold His hand and let Jesus guide you throughout your day!
FEBRUARY 25, 2018
Some are admirers of Jesus, some are followers of Jesus, I want to be a disciple of Jesus. Don’t just look up to Him, know Him!
FEBRUARY 24, 2018
All things work together to for good for those who love God…Friend, whatever you are going through, God is walking with you!
FEBRUARY 24, 2018
All things work together to for good for those who love God…Friend, whatever you are going through, God is walking with you!
FEBRUARY 23, 2018
God has a plan for redeeming this world and we are instrumental in that strategy. First to receive and then to share. Press into Jesus today!
FEBRUARY 22, 2018
The walk of the believer is one of starting over, a fresh God inspired perspective. No longer do we have the impaired vision caused by sin, but new eyes that see through the the lens of Christ!
FEBRUARY 21, 2018
Stop and consider, take the time to think, don’t just accept without using the incredible brain God gifted you with!
FEBRUARY 20, 2018
I will gladly trade the pleasures of this world for the treasure of God’s presence!
FEBRUARY 19, 2018
Lord, give us more compassion and less criticism!
FEBRUARY 18, 2018
Count your blessings! How often do we look at the struggles in life and don’t recognize the victories? Lord, thank You for both and help us to trust you more regardless!
FEBRUARY 17, 2018
God is reaching out to us every day, we have two choices…run or receive Him. Which will you choose?
FEBRUARY 16, 2018
It’s as simple as this command from Jesus, “As I have loved you, love one another!” There is no room for hatred in the believer, well there is one exception….hatred for sin!
FEBRUARY 15, 2018
What would happen if we took all of our complaints and turned them into prayers?
FEBRUARY 14, 2018
I have found that the path of love begins with the practice of prayer. As I pray for someone my love for them grows!
FEBRUARY 13, 2018
Our loving forgiveness has the power to restore those who have lost their way. Christ in you, the hope of glory!
FEBRUARY 12, 2018
The decision to please God rather than trying to please people is the beginning of the road to contentment!
FEBRUARY 11, 2018
Guard your tongue, words matter. Use them to encourage, never to bring someone down!
FEBRUARY 10, 2018
What is your motivation or inspiration for life? Is it power, acquisition of stuff, popularity, acceptance, revenge, anger, etc? Let us love one another as Christ first loved us! Now, there is something to motivate us!
FEBRUARY 9, 2018
Time spent worrying is wasted and can’t be regain, use that time for prayer instead and it will be time well spent!
FEBRUARY 8, 2018
You and I can help revive the lost art of civil discourse, one conversation at a time. Take the time to listen to those you disagree With and gently share your beliefs in return. Maybe our leaders will follow.
FEBRUARY 7, 2018
Just as unkind words have hurt us, our words have hurt others. Let us use our words to encourage never to discourage!
FEBRUARY 6, 2018
Feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, confused, helpless or like you can’t go on? Remember and repeat these words often throughout the day…”I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
If you don’t like the state of our world, do something about it…pray!
FEBRUARY 4, 2018
Worry is a consuming fire which trust in God can extinguish!
FEBRUARY 3, 2018
When we love others, it brings a smile to the face of God!
FEBRUARY 2, 2018
True love, love inspired by God isn’t conditional.
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Faith in Christ and love for one another is the beginning of a great movement of God, come join the revolution!
January 31, 2018
…but the greatest of these is Love. Friends, if we get this right, everything else falls into place.
January 30, 2018
The older I get, the less I care what people think and the more I care what God thinks.
January 29, 2018
When life seems like it has lost its way, God will provide us direction! Seek Him today!
January 28, 2018
God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and of a sound mind. Fear not my friend, God is with you!
January 27, 2018
God’s definition of success is different than mans.
January 26, 2018
This day and age is filled with disunity, disagreement and animosity. I believe “The Truth doesn’t have to yell”. Let’s love people into the arms of Jesus!
January 25, 2018
By living selflessly and caring for others we are changing the world. As we see those around us through the eyes of Christ we can’t help but love them!
January 24, 2018
When trials come, instead of blaming God, turn to Him!
January 23, 2018
As we rely fully on God, our weakness can be replaced by His strength!
January 22, 2018
Unforgiveness will poison your soul, eradicate it from your heart and mind!
January 21, 2018
Take the stumbling blocks of life and turn them into stepping stones to reach even higher!
January 20, 2018
As you forgive others, it frees them and you!
January 19, 2018
Let go of yesterday, don’t worry about tomorrow, make a difference today!
January 18, 2018
I have found that recognizing and working on my own issues is the best cure for criticizing and judging others!
January 17, 2018
Many of us have a tendency to react too quickly, slow down, say a prayer and respond in love!
January 16, 2018
Just as our physical body can become hungry so to can our spirit become malnourished, do something today to feed your soul!
January 15, 2018
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 14, 2018
If the church is the Body of Christ and you are a foot, how many Sundays does the church have to limp through worship because you are missing?
January 13, 2018
When you start “getting down on yourself” it might not be you that is the culprit. The enemy, the devil, never rests and is relentless in his attacks on us. Recognize it is him, and put him in his place by reminding him of his dismal future.
January 12, 2018
As you start each day, realize that God is out on the trail before you. If you keep your eyes on Him you will not go astray!
January 11, 2018
Patience isn’t that hard, it just requires a little bit of waiting
January 10, 2018
Slow down enough to enjoy the people that God has placed around you!
January 9, 2018
Today is a gift from God, enjoy every moment, even the challenges, for they are molding you into God’s instrument of grace and love!
January 8, 2018
The lost won’t be found…unless the found seek the lost.
January 7, 2018
No matter what you encounter in this life you never have to face it alone, God wants to be with you, invite Him in!
January 6, 2018
I find that I am the least content when I am focused on me. When I share life with others and place more energy into investing in them, joy is the result. Are you miserable, invest in someone else. Isn’t that what Jesus has done for us?
January 5, 2018
No one gets out of this world alive (except Enoch and Elijah, but that’s another story) so the question lingers….what next? With all my heart, soul and mind, I believe that the believer in Jesus lives on in joy for all eternity. Friend, I want you with me forever, take time to make things right with Him today!
January 4, 2018
Your life is the story someone else needs to hear for their faith to come to life!
January 3, 2018
Take time for someone else today, your time invested in them is a treasure to be cherished!
January 2, 2018
Sometimes, all we can do is pray.
January 1, 2018
In surrendering to God we are winning in life!
December 31, 2017
God uses the pain, struggles, trials and tragedies we experience to sculpt us into His very own masterpiece. Yes, you are His work on display to show those around you the way to Him.
Have a Blessed New Year!
December 30, 2017
How about another New Years resolution possibility? Resolve to never be bored, come up with a list of areas or subjects that you would like to become better informed and study them whenever boredom shows his sleepy head!
December 29, 2017
At some point in the past few decades, television, computers and video games have taken the place of books and reading. Though there are good aspects of this newer technology, they cannot replace the wisdom, spiritual growth and wonder of a good read. Why not make a New Years resolve to read 12 books (or more) this year!
December 28, 2017
Trials and tribulations will come in life, we can’t avoid them, but they can be useful in our reliance upon God. Let those troubles inspire you to run to God, never to run away from Him!
December 27, 2017
As we wander away from Christ our peace diminishes, as we draw nearer to Him our peace is restored. Friend, take the time today to press in close to the One who loves you the most!
December 26, 2017
The one treasure we can gain in this life that continues on for eternity is friendship, thank you for being mine!
December 25, 2017
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord!” Friend, my wish for you this day is that you would experience the loving presence of the Prince of Peace in your heart of hearts. Merry Christmas!
December 24, 2017
Here is a great truth. “Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so, little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me”. When we recognize our insufficiency we can dwell in His All-sufficiency. To God be the Glory!
December 23, 2017
The vast majority of the battles we fight will be fought in our brain. What we choose to think about will determine whether we experience victory or defeat. Friend, think upon the things of God and the battle is won!
December 22, 2017
Has life become a daily grind for you? God has not designed you for such, He created you for abundant life. Seek Him first and He will add new dreams into your life!
December 21, 2017
Many are confused and trying to “find” themselves. The best place to find oneself is in the One who designed and created us, the Great I Am! Seek Jesus and discover yourself!
December 20, 2017
If success means sacrificing the relationships that are dear to me, then I choose those relationships over success.
December 19, 2017
In all of our busy-ness, planning and organization are we inviting the Sustainer of the Universe into the process? Seek Him first and He will direct your path!
December 18, 2017
What if we decided that winning meant encouraging those around us, putting others first and humbling ourselves. Now, there’s a prize worth striving for!
December 17, 2017
Make a positive impact on one person today. If we do that every day, we will touch 365 lives a year!
December 16, 2017
God sees all our sin, failures and imperfections, yet He still loves us, believes in us and cheers us on. If God has this much confidence in us, perhaps we should to!
December 15, 2017
Our value is not in what we have or what we know or even what we have accomplished, our worth is that God has chosen us and calls us His very own.
December 14, 2017
Here’s a possible New Years resolution for 2018…let’s not complain about anything, not even the weather. Lord, we rejoice in every circumstance, knowing that You are with us!
December 13, 2017
Every one of us has the potential to make an impact on another person. A word of encouragement, a pat on the back or a compliment can be a stepping stone toward success in that persons life.
December 12, 2017
Without goals, we don’t experience successes. Don’t wait until New Years, set some goals for 2018 now!
December 11, 2017
The beginning of wisdom is learning obedience to God.
December 10, 2017
Today, you continue your journey of life, do you have a road-map or are you just wandering? Start every day with God and keep your eyes on Him for He will never steer you wrong. If you get involved in a good local church it will go a long way to keep you from getting lost!
December 9, 2017
As we replace selfishness with selflessness, our contentment grows. Lord, help me to place others before myself. Lord, I can’t do this without You on the throne of my heart.
December 8, 2017
Today, I have just a few expectations. One, to love the Lord our God with all that I am. Second, to come alongside others as a friend and love them into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Friendship is precious and should never be taken for granted. Friend, you are a treasure to me, thank you for being in my life!
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 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 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 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 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