When was the last time you went shopping for something specific? A new vehicle, an appliance for your house, or maybe just a new pair of shoes. Most likely you had some idea of what you were looking for. You had color, quality, and a possible price in mind. Have you ever considered that […]
Spiritual growth can be difficult and complicated – but it doesn’t have to be! Depending on what/ who you’re listening to, you may receive a thousand different ideas and opinions. Have you ever just wanted a simple method for planning spiritual maturity? Something that makes sense? It’s often been said that what gets measured, […]
So what criteria would you use for the “safest place on earth”? Are there certain things that make you feel less safe? Hurricanes? Tornadoes? How about earthquakes? Crime? Blizzards? What about terrorism? Plagues and Diseases? Economic collapse? Political corruption? Wildfires? A quick search on Google leaves no shortage of “safest place” lists. Each with […]
Do you ever feel like you’re just spinning your wheels? I call it the “quicksand” effect, where the more you try the less you accomplish. If you’re like me, many times you struggle to make progress only to feel like you’re losing in the end. I want to share with you the #1 Way To Get […]
NEVER DO THIS! Sounds a bit like the beginning of a parental speech doesn’t it? “Don’t ever run with scissors” or, “stop cramming marshmallows into your mouth.” Well, not exactly, but it is just as important. I want to have all the right answers. I want to fix stuff. When someone comes to me with a […]
“God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.”
– Vance Havner
Our adversary is PREYING so we’d better be PRAYING!
1 Peter 5:7-9
7 Casting all your care upon him[Jesus]; for he careth for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
What is your life? Consider that question carefully. I’m not asking you what is life. Rather, what is your life. How do you answer this question? How would you define your life? Take a moment and ask yourself the question, “what is my life?” Today is my birthday, and the older I get the more sobering life becomes. […]
We must not attempt to move God’s presence – His Presence must move us!
Have you ever second-guessed yourself after completing a task? Have you ever replayed a situation in your mind thinking of everything you should’ve done differently? Yeah, me too – ALL THE TIME! I have a tendency to replay every message I preach and torture myself over every little thing. I dissect every lesson, every staff meeting, […]