Loving One Another in Marriage

Loving One Another in

Marriage should be likened more to a marathon than a sprint. One of the tough things is that you and your partner are going through this marathon and although character needs to be built along the way, often you don’t build it at the same time. We are going to talk about some of the things God asks us to pursue in this race. “So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building Read More

Taking a Step Back

TAKING

Today, potters make vases using newer technology like automatic thermostats and timers in kilns so a signal lets them know when the vessels are ready to be brought out. A long time ago, potters would use the old-fashioned method of making the fire themselves and fanning the flames with bellows. There was an old potter who did not have the advantage of the newer technology, but his vessels were always Read More

A Season of Steadfastness

A Season of steadfastness

We all go through seasons and it’s important for us to recognize these seasons so we can cooperate with God’s instructions for that time. If you don’t, you can be in the right season and operate in the wrong way. Then, you’ll miss out on a rich and growing season for your life. There is one season that every single one of us will go through. It’s called “a season of steadfastness” Read More

Becoming a Leader in Your Own Home

Becoming a Leader in Your Own Home

As we delve into the topic of leadership, I’d like to introduce you to one of the very first young leaders in the Church. His name was Timothy. Timothy was one of the converts that came to know the Lord under Paul’s ministry. Timothy became not only a strong Christian, but he eventually became a pastor. Timothy must have written to Paul one day and asked, “Paul, if someone wants to be a Read More

The Small Beginnings of Big Changes

The Small Beginnings

How many of you believe that our greatest days lie yet ahead of us? Yes, we’ve always got to think that way because our greatest potential is that which is ahead of us. It motivates us into the future. Always think that way. Mustard Seed Beginnings You know how God’s work begins? It’s not in big, radical ways, but in small beginnings. Every one of us can be a part of the Kingdom of God Read More

The God of New Beginnings

The God of

God said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden.” Still, many remain without His help because that requires a willing heart. The Lord extends an invitation to every one of us. It doesn’t matter if we feel like we are a thousand miles away from God. He will take every step toward us except for the last step. That step is ours! When we take that step, there is a partnership and a relationship Read More

No Greater Love

No Greater Love

December marks the beginning of the season of gifts. One of the greatest gifts is the gift of love. This is not just any kind of love; it is a special love. We must make sure that we tap into the right level of love. God is going to teach us about the greatest love of all. “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one Read More

The Faith of Mary

The Faith of Mary

Mary was someone who was chosen by God. Of all the women in the world through whom God would reveal Jesus to a needy world, He chose a young lady named Mary. And God is still looking for Marys through whom He will reveal His Son. That is what Christmas is really all about — God is looking for a people who have the character qualities and the pre-requisites of a Mary that He can choose and through Read More

Christmas is a Time for Thanks-Giving

Christmas

Thanksgiving comes before you receive anything. When we add to our prayers a heart of thankfulness no matter what takes place, it causes God to release heaven to turn a tragedy into a triumph and a mistake into a miracle. Here are three principles that will help us to develop a heart of thanksgiving this Christmas because thanksgiving really comes before Christmas. A CHOSEN HUMILITY What delights Read More

Building Margins and Resources

Building Margins & Resources

Margins may be defined as “the space between your load and your limit.” The load represents the things that you carry every day. You reach a limit when you crack and go over the edge. Necessary Margins If you lived in a perfect world and had no problems at all, you wouldn’t need margins. But guess where you get the tolerance and patience for problems? It comes from the margins of your life. Every Read More