If God Asked Us a Question

If God were to ask you a question and the answer to that question would determine your destiny, what would it be? He asked that of Solomon. “… the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, ‘Ask what you wish Me to give to you’” (1 Kings 3:5). We need to think before we answer; that is why our daily devotions are so important. The best way to draw near to the Lord is Read More

Faith and Works

How do we get the church out of the church and into the community where God wants it to be? “Dear brothers and sisters, what’s the use of saying you have faith if you don’t prove it by your actions? That kind of faith can’t save anyone” (James 2:14). Sideliners When I was younger, I was a sideliner. I wasn’t that good in sports. I left Hawaii during my junior high years and had Read More

Relationships That Delight God

God delights to carry out His will through His children. God is looking for children who are in healthy relationship with Him through which He can carry out His will. God could do it all, but He wants to run it through us because He delights in carrying out His will through His children when they have a good relationship with Him. God wants to give people encouraging words. God wants to give people Read More

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

Rich Toward God

There is a way we can be rich toward God. We can expend the energy of our life in such a way that it brings us a balanced life. In today’s economy, we can try to keep up with the Joneses and think that is where life is found. All the while, we do not realize that we are forfeiting life along the way and chasing an elusive rabbit. Once we get where we think we want to be, we find life is not there. 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

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

In Our Redeemer’s Image

God is our Redeemer. All of man’s inventions come back to what God teaches us in His creation. He creates things because of who He is — the Redeemer. And everything that He touches, He redeems. When God creates things, there’s that DNA of redemption because He is the Redeemer and His fingerprints are on everything. God is a Redeemer Everything God touches, He tries to redeem, even when Read More