While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.
The world seems to revolve around seasons. There are times to sow seeds and there are times to reap the harvest. We see this with crops as seasons change. We see this spiritually as we share the gospel. Yet, so often we miss the sowing and harvesting in the mundane areas of our lives. So often we overlook those that have sowed seeds...
From His fullness we have all received grace upon grace.
So often we look only at one characteristic of God and operate in that one attribute instead of looking and operating at the fullness of who God is. We operate in God is love, but forget to operate in God is holy at the same time. So often we view God as one-sided. As if He can only operate in one attribute at a time. Yet, there is so much more to Him than what our minds understand. We compa...
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were
gathered together was shaken and they were all filled with the
Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
One of my favorite Francis Chan quotes is, "Simon says, 'Pat your head,' we pat our heads. Jesus says 'Go therefore and make disciples,' we memorize that verse." How true it is that the comforts of our lives has brought us to this place. With everything going on in t...
The LORD is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am
helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him. The Lord
is the strength of His people; He is the saving refuge of His anointed.
When you think about strength and what it means in our world today you probably think of things that take a lot of physical strength. Running, lifting weights, crossfit, etc. Yet, strength is so much more than the physical. Strengt...
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...
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit
within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Just as we detox our bodies from our poor diets and bad health choices we also must detox our souls. Each day we have so many worldly influences that overwhelm our hearts. These worldly influences put us in bondage, lead us to temptation, create unreaso...
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food,
and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to
be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and
she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.
Have you ever chosen something simply because it looked good? How can something that looks good be bad for you, right? We choose to buy things, do things, or not to do things simply because in our own ey...
But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
Have you ever been in a season where the only answer you have to the question, "How is life?" is "It's busy." You're constantly occupied with something. So much so that every minute is focused on multitasking getting as much crammed into a day as possible. Sometimes we go through these seasons where we are running the race of life and can't get around it. Whether it is family, work...
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives
do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Peace. A word we use to coat the bad situations around us. A word we speak when we don't know what else to say to someone. A word we cry out for when the world seems hopeless. Have you ever told someone to "just be at peace?" It's a word we so easily throw around yet, many of us have never truly expe...
Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8
Ever get caught up in the negative side of life? No matter who you are or where you live there are daily struggles that leave us with a choice on how to think. It's so easy to jump to the conclusion that our worl...