How to Grow in the Stretch

Sometimes, God wants to build our faith like building muscles so God will stretch our faith. Nobody likes to be stretched because there is a tug-of-war of what we should do and what we should not do. We do not like to be stretched because it forces us to make a decision. We have to understand that if God is stretching a portion of our life, it is best to cooperate with Him because God is up to Read More

Faith at Work

As we develop a faith for our everyday lives, we especially want to extend that to our workplace — where we spend so much time and have such consistent contact with others. We may not realize it, but our employers, co-workers and customers can either be influenced, impacted by, imposed upon or annoyed by our faith. We may be the only Jesus they will ever know! Let’s look at what the Bible says Read More

Unspoken Words

The Bible says to guard two things. The first is, of course, your mouth. “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips” (Ps. 141:3). He says to keep guard over your mouth, but the second thing is important, too. He says the second thing to guard or to keep a lid over is your heart. “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life” Read More

The Truth About Money

The word “greed” is simply defined as keeping everything we get. When greed begins to obsess or control us, there is no flow through. Even though we do not use certain things, we become greedy and begin to accumulate them because the accumulation is an end in itself. Then our value, our identity and everything is wrapped up in possessions and the devil has got us. The Bible says, “For the Read More

Encourage Yourself

After a war, David came back to his hometown, only to discover it had been burnt to the ground. The women and the children were captured and destined for slavery. The men, seeing their families gone, wept and wept and wept. No one was there to encourage David. There will be times like that in your life when there will be no one around to encourage you. If we are always waiting for people to Read More

The Promise: How to Change the World

Easter is a time for us to recalibrate our hearts. Easter is a time when we get our scales of life zeroed again and learn where we stand in the middle of eternity. We often lose our bearings—our eternal bearings—because a lot of us get caught in the spin of the world. Easter is a time when God recalibrates our lives in reference to eternity. He reaches into our hearts and recalibrates things. Recalibrating Easter Read More

The Cross

The cross was rugged — a place of offense where blood was shed. It’s where Christ died for your sins and mine and for the rest of the world. In 1 Corinthians 1:23, Paul says, “But we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness.” To hang on the cross was horrid enough. However, historians say that Jesus was left with not even as much as a loincloth. The Read More

The Covenant of Healing

Nothing is more poignant and powerful as the names of God. Psalms 8:1 says, “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name …” When it says God’s name is excellent, it means we serve an excellent God. His name is who He is. His name is His character. Healing is God’s Design God’s character is to heal. Whatever He touches is healed. In His presence there is healing. In our lives, He Read More

Humble Yourself

I want to discuss how to humble yourself so that God may exalt you in due time. When we learn to humble ourselves, people will see more of Jesus and less of us. Otherwise, we get in the way too much. When we understand that one of the things we must do for ourselves is to humble ourselves, then God can do His part because we just did ours. Peter talks about humbling ourselves. “… all of you, Read More

The Way God Blesses

Our God is a God who wants to bless us. He designed us to desire His blessings. Blessings keep us yearning for and leaning toward the Lord and His help. Blessings keep us dependent upon Him. God doesn’t need very much to do a miracle. All He requires, though, is that we place ourselves completely in His hands and His control and that we consecrate our lives to Him. Blessings Follow Consecration “Since Read More