The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Corinthians 13:14
Have the routines of daily life been holding you captive? Has your mind set of routine kept you from walking in obedience? Routines are great and much needed for most of us. There is a sense of stability that comes when our lives are ruled by routine. Yet so often we let that routine overflow into our relationship with the Holy S...
your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you."
What if instead of looking at the big picture of our lives we said, "Yes" to one thing God is asking of us today? What if instead of looking at the vision we looked at today? Most likely God is asking you to say, "Yes" to something. Maybe it's something huge or maybe it's something small. No matter th...
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Let's face it....obedience is hard. It's not something that we naturally love to do. It's even harder when obedience causes us to step out in faith. It often feels like you're jumping out of an airplane. In our minds we think maybe the parachute will open for an easy landing or maybe it won't open and we'll hit the ground hard. We may know that this is what the Lord...
Mission trips can be a touchy subject in the Christian community. Some people think that mission trips should only be done in the back yard. Some think it's a waste of money to go overseas for a week. Some think mission trips are just a vacation. And the list of what people think go on and on. So, let's dig in to the top 3 reasons why I personally think that everyone should go on a mission trip.
1.) Because God has the whole world on His mind - not jus...
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that
they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Have you ever invested in someone's life only to wonder if the time, energy, and prayers you sowed did anything? It's easy to give our hearts, wisdom, and encouragement when we see results, but how long do we continue to invest in someone before we decide it's not working and potentially not worth it? Let's face it people can...
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I
have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
We have heard the verse over and over. "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13) But, one thing in this passage of scripture in Philippians 4:10-23 that has been sticking out to me above the rest lately is verse 11. Each version says it a little differently, but in the ESV verse 11 says, "Not that I am speakin...
Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His presence continually!
We have just finished our first week in Guatemala and returned back to the city yesterday to send our first team back to the states and prepare for our second week in Guatemala. We pick up our next small team this evening and make the journey back to Poptún tomorrow. I could write for days on everything that has gone on throughout the week, but will only share a...
I press on toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
We're pretty good at fooling ourselves when it comes to the list of things that hold our hearts. We're good at coming up with excuses as to why certain things are not idols in our lives. We justify our need for them as we lie to ourselves about where they truly rank. Yet, we never realize the list of things that hold our hearts until it's time to give them u...
I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my
mouth. My soul make its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be
glad. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
It's so easy to be thankful when we get what we want. But, what happens to our praise when our prayers aren't met the way we wanted them to be. Do we doubt God's love? Do we walk away from the Lord altogether? Do we give God an ultim...
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
Have you ever wondered why God has you where He has you right now? Ever ques...