The very best “YES”!

Can you imagine how glad the disciples must have been that they had chosen to drop everything to follow Jesus?  That when they heard him say, “Follow me”, they left life the way they were doing it behind and followed him. No questions asked, and they never looked back. When Jesus first approached them, the … Continue reading The very best “YES”!

Unreciprocated kindness

Be kind. This is a clear mandate in scripture without any conditions attached to it.  Love your neighbor as yourself. Love your enemies. Do unto others as you would have them do to you.  There is no question that we are supposed to treat other people with kindness even if they don’t return the favor. … Continue reading Unreciprocated kindness

20 ways the Holy Spirit empowers believers

Those of us that have surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ have an incredible source of power available to us.  A source of power that will enable us to do the seemingly impossible. A source of power that will help us to love like we don’t think is possible.  To forgive like we don’t think … Continue reading 20 ways the Holy Spirit empowers believers

Turning a critical spirit into a praising spirit

Recently, I heard a pastor on the radio mention someone having a “critical spirit” and I wondered if that is something that would be said about me.  I don’t want to be someone with a critical spirit, so if I am, I want to get that cleared up right away! What is a “critical spirit”? … Continue reading Turning a critical spirit into a praising spirit

When my battery is dead

Have you ever climbed into your car all ready to get going only to get no response when you turned the key? The radio doesn’t turn on.  The lights don’t turn on.  Nothing happens at all. It’s as if your car is saying to you - “Sorry.  I’ve got nothing for you this morning.”  The … Continue reading When my battery is dead

Don’t be like Felix!

There are generally three different responses people will have when they hear the gospel message.  The best response, of course, is when they realize their need for a Savior and immediately repent and turn to Jesus for salvation. Another common but tragic response is when they down-right refuse the truth of the gospel and decide … Continue reading Don’t be like Felix!

You are God’s chosen instrument

You’ve got it all figured out!  You don’t need Jesus!  You have your five-year plan set and your goals laid out before you and nothing will stand in your way.  You’ve set your path.  You’ve decided your destiny.  You’re strong and capable and you’re going to do whatever feels right for you.  Watch out world! … Continue reading You are God’s chosen instrument

Let God handle your inadequacies

Are you an ordinary person with no special ministry training wondering how you can impact the world for the Kingdom of God?  I am! And there's a verse in Acts that spoke to me very clearly about the fact that God will use even "unschooled, ordinary" people like me to get people's attention. When [the … Continue reading Let God handle your inadequacies