Getting Our Attention


The Bible shows that not only does God speak, but He also uses many different ways to get a person’s attention. Sometimes, God uses storms just to get us to listen. The problem is, we often tend to ignore God because we’re reluctant to do what He asks. Let’s take a look at a person in the Bible named Jonah. “The word of the Lord came to Jonah … saying, ‘Arise, go to Ninevah the great Read More

Finding the Keys to Your Community


Every community has its own set of keys — keys that will open doors, keys that will unlock hearts, keys that will release what was once enclosed. If you use the keys to your community, it will save you years of rapping your knuckles on doors to no avail. It will allow access for the Gospel with other attempts fail. Ask God for the keys to your community because every community has them. How Read More

Increasing Your Future


Every single one of us started off in God’s design room. None of us is a mistake. God had each of us planned from the foundation of the world. We were in His design room and God looked at our future and what’s best for us, and He planned it out, step by step. That is why the Bible says God created us in His image. Each of us still has a whole lot inside of us yet to be developed. Let me tell Read More

The Power of a Blessing


God wants us to have a wonderful life. However, sometimes, what begins as a blessing can seem to end in a curse. How do we return to that original state of the blessing? Peter walks through this. He talks about receiving that inheritance, having a taste of the blessing as we had in the beginning of our relationships. Returning to this stage again is possible, but it only comes through living an Read More

God is at Work in the Worst of Times


We all wonder where God is at times, especially when we have no dream or vision, or lack purpose. We wonder where God is when tragedy after tragedy strikes our faith like lightning. In tough times, we wonder if a life of integrity is really worth living. The Book of Ruth is for people of ordinary faith … people like us, who can’t imagine that God could do anything great through us. A vital message Read More

Managing Discontent


It does not matter how long one has been in ministry; we need to continue learning and be subject to correction. Unfortunately, as we move higher up in ministry, fewer opportunities occur through which we will be corrected. When we are at the low end of the totem pole and on the bottom of the food chain, everybody loves to correct us. However, as we rise on the food chain, fewer and fewer people Read More

Discovering Hidden Opportunities


Life happens and what you see depends upon your perspective. God has many more opportunities available for us in the future and He wants us to discover what they are, but it all depends on our perspective. What are you seeing? What are you looking for? God will lay out opportunities for us in our future. I am hoping that we can recognize those opportunities and take advantage of them. But it depends Read More

Connecting Giving to Life

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God knows that giving is connected to life. Giving is connected to life as a tree is connected to its roots — it tells us where we’re drawing our source, our livelihood. And God has got to get to the root to make sure our hearts are drawing the right source! “But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. Read More

When You Want to Call it Quits


Have you ever wanted to call it quits? We all have — every single one of us has gone through a time when giving up seemed like the best, more promising option. It happens when the press of people’s opinions suffocates our lives or when the crushing demand of others’ expectations squelches our spirits. Couple those with our own sense of inadequacy and it all comes spiraling down … and the Read More

When Your Children Stray


Our youth need to be mentored and discipled, especially along the lines of godly discipline. Too often when our youth go astray, the first thing that we do is look for someone to condemn. But this really doesn’t help anyone. What our children need is our support, our hearts and our minds to come up with practical solutions. Even the most perfect Father has rebellious children. Although the reality Read More