The Past

Don’t let the pain of the past predict your future.  God doesn’t.  All of us have experienced disappointments and made mistakes we wish we hadn’t.  We have all probably suffered loss or hurt, and maybe some of us have had tremendous trials or tragedies that have marked our past.  The good news is that God… Continue reading The Past

You’ve Got Talent

This week I have been contemplating a Scripture that I have to admit has always bothered me.  It’s the Scripture in Matthew 25:14-30 about the servants and the talents.  It’s not that I couldn’t agree with the fact that those who invested the talents given to them by their master earned more and were subsequently… Continue reading You’ve Got Talent

Gatekeepers

A Word of encouragement from God came forth at church one day, and I will try to summarize it in our blog this week.  First, we are reminded that God is the Bright and Morning Star, the Great I Am, our Redeemer, Healer, and Savior, but who are we?  We are the gatekeepers.  We control… Continue reading Gatekeepers

Conduits of Christ

CHURCH!  WAKE UP!  You have in you everything this world needs!  You are conduits of Christ – conduits of His love, compassion, hope, joy, peace, healing, and redemption!  You were not simply put on this earth to receive from Him for your own life and needs.  You were put here for a divine mission to… Continue reading Conduits of Christ

A Committed Life

This life is not a rehearsal and there is no rerun, so make every moment, every decision, and every action count for Jesus. 1 Peter 1:18-19 (NKJV) says, “You were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver or gold from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your father’s but with the precious blood of… Continue reading A Committed Life

Flesh Crucified

Do you want to be blessed?  Of course, you do.  We all do.  None of us really likes to think about it, but one of the surest ways to be blessed of God is to do just what Jesus did.  Deny yourself.  Deny your flesh.  It’s not that God doesn’t want us to have any… Continue reading Flesh Crucified

The Joy of the Lord

We’re coming to the close of our discussion about what to do when we feel overwhelmed.  The fourth pointer God spoke to my spirit was, “The joy of the Lord is your strength (Neh. 8:10).”  That’s such an often-quoted Scripture, but what does it really mean, and what is the practical application of it?  I… Continue reading The Joy of the Lord

Speak Life and Truth

We were in the middle of the four pointers God spoke to my spirit about what to do when you are feeling overwhelmed.  Number three is “Speak Life and Truth.”  I capitalize “Life” and “Truth” because there is a difference between worldly truth and the results it brings and Godly Truth and the God-Life it… Continue reading Speak Life and Truth

God’s Word

In our last blog, we focused on the first answer to the problem of feeling overwhelmed, but as I mentioned, the Lord gave me several pointers.  This week, we will discuss the second of those solutions.  After God directed me to Zechariah and counseled us to rely on His Spirit, God said to “read the… Continue reading God’s Word