You are the parent God chose for your child. Isn’t that a puzzling, sometimes overwhelming concept? As we begin walking the labyrinth of parenting, the paths ahead are blessedly shrouded. The parenting journey includes delights beyond imagination and thorny passages which instill fear and frustration. God’s Word tells us the Creator Himself shepherds those withContinue reading “Chosen Parents”
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Proverbs 25:2 Typically, the beautiful treasures of this life are found only through deep searching. Sometimes, though, the amazing grace of God reveals Truth in moments of mercy. Such glorious truths are never meant forContinue reading “Living Legacies!”
There is a classic object lesson that many of us have seen. I have watched and used this concept for years–but I can do it better. I bet you can as well! Stephen Covey offers masterful truths in his “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” We all have the same amount of time. Jesus cameContinue reading “Making Room for ABUNDANT LIFE”
Our human tendency is to hear and see that which promises pleasure: preferring power to persecution is human self-preservation. It is comfortable for us to be blind to Truth when it does not fit our plans and pre-conceived ideas. Our Jesus, the Nazarene, calls us to seek the Father’s perspective and His acceptance above all else. Jesus of Nazareth reminds us that God’s ways our not our ways.
Just as man erroneously judged the village of Nazareth, so, too, man mis-judges Jesus. As Isaiah prophesied of the coming Messiah, Jesus was ‘despised and rejected of men’. The plans of man have no room for suffering. Yet, God chose Nazareth as the hometown of the Savior because rejection of the world is the path to acceptance of God.
“Living in partnership with God because of Jesus Christ is a life of freedom and blessing. It is not a life of inertia…”
GIFTS FROM THE FATHER – Romans 12 DESIGN SIN TO BATTLE VICTORY TO WIN SCRIPTURAL EXAMPLES NAME OF GOD TO MEDITATE ON Prophet Idol of control Fullness of Relationships! John the Baptist, Miriam, Naomi Jehovah Jireh Servant Idol of peace Finding value in God’s eyes! Joseph (father of Jesus), Barnabas, Timothy Jehovah Rophe Teacher IdolContinue reading “Finding Your God-Given Design”
In Romans 12, we find the Father giving gifts to people. Contemplating those ‘gifts’ as individual design can be eye-opening! For further information, visit the Discipleship Coaching – Design page. Are you a Teacher? Ezra, Luke, Mary and Isaiah are among the teacher types in Scripture. You may be a teacher if you are aContinue reading “Finding Your Design: Teacher”
In Romans 12, we find the Father giving gifts to people. Contemplating those ‘gifts’ as individual design can be eye-opening! For further information, visit the Discipleship Coaching – Design page. Are you a Servant? Are you the one who simply cannot say no? Do you get angry over being used and feel like no oneContinue reading “Finding Your Design: Servant”
In Romans 12, we find the Father giving gifts to people. Contemplating those ‘gifts’ as individual design can be eye-opening! For further information, visit the Discipleship Coaching – Design page. Are you a Prophet? Lots of folks have claimed to be prophets over the years, and perhaps they were. But like every gift, it canContinue reading “Finding Your Design: Prophet”
Emotions are part of God’s design for humanity. They are not intended to harm us; they are to assist us in living with integrity. If you have spent years ‘blocking’ emotions, it can be difficult to identify what you feel. I encountered this feeling wheel years ago in “The Search for Significance” by Robert McGee.Continue reading “Harnessing Emotions”