Like with a rifle, you’ve got to adjust your sights. If your sights are off, it doesn’t matter how much skill you have, you’re going to be off target. What do I mean by that? If you want to increase the accuracy of the trajectory of your bullet you’ve got to make sure that you have a rear sight that’s in line with the front sight. Your front sight simply means your vision of what God has for you Read More
OBSERVATION: Jesus warned and encouraged His disciples to be prepared and ready, keeping watch as they would not know the day of His return. He then further asked them as to who would be a wise servant that would continue to follow through in obedience to His will, plan and commands, metaphorically likening His request to tending His house?
Whenever he hires new church staff, a good friend of mine will always ask at some point in the interview, “But do you do windows?”
He is not asking if they are savvy with the Microsoft operating system; he literally means washing windows. It doesn’t matter to him if the person he is hiring is a talented worship leader, staff counselor, or computer expert. He wants to know if they have the servant-heartedness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
But the Lord answered and said to her, ‘‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.’’
Both sisters dearly loved Jesus. Imagine how they scurried about their home to get things ready for His arrival. This wasn’t just any generic visitor; both Mary and Martha recognized Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah of Israel and the very Son of God.
I don’t know where you are in your walk with the Lord, what season you’re in, or what happened in your past, but I want to start from right where you are at today. All of us, in the beginning of a ministry, job or marriage, will find life fun and exciting. But sooner or later the fun and excitement will turn into a season of steadiness. This is the point where we need to learn the critical life lesson Read More
1 Kings 4: 22 – 25
Solomon was King over all of Israel. All the tribes and people within the described geographic region. He served as the King, making the decisions necessary to run this huge area and everyone that resided within it. He was blessed by the Lord and ruled with “Godly wisdom”. The task of ruling is difficult but the scripture that I chose focuses on the daily provision needed just to run Solomon’s household. He needed Godly wisdom just to organize the affairs of the kingdom and to provide for the daily sustenance of everyone from the royal household to the workers in the field.
In life, each and every person will be under some kind of authority. Yet, “authority” is often misunderstood. Those in authority bear great responsibility. God has placed these people in our lives to help us — either to direct our lives or to help us learn life lessons. The good news is that God is able to work through all of these. Our responsibility is to learn what our role is, change if Read More
The children of Joseph’s descendants felt the property/land inheritance given them was not large enough for them to live on. They wanted more land, more room. It didn’t appear to be a greedy request given Joshua’s reply – for the people to initiate and possess more land. To clear out trees on the slopes of the hill for their people. But it will also take dealing with the opposition. It will require work, preparation, a fight – – blood, sweat and tears.
Why do we get haunted by bigger and better?
Why is it so difficult to be satisfied?
Why it is so hard to be content?
Maybe it’s a better job, maybe it’s a more succulent steak, maybe it’s a nicer boss, maybe it’s a prettier girlfriend, maybe it’s a nicer car, maybe it’s a more luxurious condo, maybe it’s a better vacation than last year, or maybe it’s as little as a better cup of coffee than yesterday; but the spiritual energies of your life can be consumed by working your way up.