Labels are a part of our world. They are, in their simplest form, a simple categorization…a tool to simplify the tremendous complexities of life. They are, in their more sinister form a lens that distorts perspective. Studies have confirmed that a ‘labeled’ individual is perceived more according to the label that the presenting facts. Beyond … More Finding out who I am!
Singing the song God placed within you is another way of saying, “Be the Message” God has given you. As believers, our lives are to ring true…the words we say are to be expressed in the way we live. The indwelling Spirit provides the power for this to take place. As Oswald Chambers expresses it: … More Be the Message
Building character is a lifetime endeavor with an endless variety of beautiful attributes to consider. To start this new year, we will focus on two traits clearly evidenced in Jesus’ life: attentiveness and an all-in commitment! The verses we will use as a foundation of these traits are Hebrews 2:1 and Colossians 3:23. Hebrews 2:1. … More Attentive and All-In
Our heavenly Father created this universe in six days. We have arrived at the completion of one work week in the realm of your faith journey. My prayer is that you have had new insights about the magnitude of the life Christ provides for those who put their faith in Him. This journey to a … More Journey to Abundant Living – Day 6
Has your view of faith been challenged this week? A faith walk is not meant to be isolated to Sundays–it is a 24-7 proposition. It covers every aspect of life. Today, we look at the final connection we need for abundant living. Are you ready? It is huge. How is your relationship with all else … More Journey to Abundant Living – Day 5
The WORD is living…we don’t need to ‘bring it to life.’ We need to bring our lives to life by weaving the Truth into our days. This is much more than reading a command or a promise and then seeking its fulfillment in your reality. The Bible is literature as well as life. Reading is … More Bringing Word to Life
Here we are at Day Four of the journey. The journey to a life of peace, joy and purpose is found in Jesus Christ and lived out by us in the context of our days–and the midst of the people who populate our day! There is an acrostic for J.O.Y. that I love: Jesus, Others & Yourself. … More Journey to Abundant Living – Day 4
Here we are half-way through our week. The journey to a life of peace, joy and purpose is found in the life of Christ that dwells inside of us when we put our faith in Him. We lose sight of the fact that we are the dwelling place of God! We are the clay pots that … More Journey to Abundant Life – Day 3
Hello, again! Yesterday, we began our journey to a life of peace, joy and purpose! Jeremiah 29:11 reminded us that God has great plans and purposes for us. The writer of Hebrews encouraged us to step out in faith, and we relied on the wisdom of Solomon as we sought the direction of God. Today, … More Journey to Abundant Living – Day Two
DAY ONE Jesus died so we could live abundant lives…not a life of mere survival. Think of this Discipleship Series as “Cross-Life Coaching” –coaching to move you toward the life the Cross offers! In the next five days, you will explore your personal faith walk and how to live in the abundance Jesus desires for you … More Journey to Abundant Living!