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

Recycled Lessons

I’ve always seen glaring similarities between the Israelites during their desert wanderings and my own walk with the Lord.  They’re praising and worshipping one day, then grumbling and complaining the next.  One moment they’re walking with God and obeying his commandments and the next they’ve forgotten all about him and have turned to other gods. … Continue reading Recycled Lessons

Success God’s Way

There is no shortage of self-help books on how to be prosperous and successful.  Clearly it is something people long for.  It’s also something that can lead to endless searching when you're not even sure what it will look like when you get there.  The search for success is a lot more about the process … Continue reading Success God’s Way

Work of art – in progress

What do you get when you piece together a bunch of broken pieces of random materials? You get a beautiful piece of mosaic art! As you look at the beauty of the finished product, you gain a new appreciation for the broken pieces that were used to form it. It looks so shiny and put … Continue reading Work of art – in progress

Who’s operating the controls?

Is God still at the controls, or did I take over again? This is a question I need to ask myself constantly.  I know that in order to succeed in a life lived for the Kingdom of God I must make sure that God is the one controlling my actions. I start every day handing … Continue reading Who’s operating the controls?

God always answers prayers

As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. - Psalm 138:3 This verse is an incredible promise! Actually, it's two incredible promises. First of all, it reminds us that when God's children come before him in Jesus' name, he answers!  He doesn't say, "Let me think about it."  He knew … Continue reading God always answers prayers

The aroma of Christ

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. - 2 Corinthians 2:14 I must confess! I have totally jumped on the Essential Oil bandwagon.  I am regularly diffusing different scents throughout my home, so when I read this … Continue reading The aroma of Christ

Rejoice!

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! - Philippians 4:4 One thing I've always been really good at is completely panicking whenever things seem to be getting out of control.  Out of my control, that is.  As long as things are going smoothly, I'm fine. But the moment something comes my way … Continue reading Rejoice!

Biblical Worldview

And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. – Deuteronomy 6:6-7 As Moses … Continue reading Biblical Worldview

Never too far gone for forgiveness

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and all your soul. – Deuteronomy 4:29 It was time for Moses to give one of his final speeches to the Israelites as they were getting ready to cross over into the … Continue reading Never too far gone for forgiveness