God wants to direct you in life, but two things need to line up: You have to ask the right person - God, and you have to ask with the right attitude - in faith, expecting an answer. Have you ever asked God for something and didn't expect to get it? That's why you didn't… Continue reading Ask With the Right Attitude
Bible says there are several things we need to do to receive guidance from God, but the very first thing is this: I need to admit I need a guide! Sheep, by nature, tend to wander off the path. The Prophet Isaiah says, "All of us like sheep have strayed away! We have left God's… Continue reading A Guide to Help You Decide
Are you doing 'stuff' that isn't bearing fruit? Is busyness stealing your peace? I once heard of a guard who watched over a certain plot of ground at Buckingham Palace in England. For 100 years, 24 hours a day, that plot of land had been guarded. Finally, someone asked, 'What are you guarding?' He didn't… Continue reading Don’t Be Busy. Be Fruitful.
What causes us to lose our peace? Lots of things, running late, traffic jams, spilled coffee, That's why it's so important to 'exercise' walking in peace every day. For example, you have to decide when to close your mouth and not be easily offended. And you have to be OK with being wrong sometimes. You… Continue reading Go After Peace!
Following God means walking the 'narrow road.' It means facing adversity. Here are several things I've learned that help me to keep going: 1. God's Word is a border for my life. As long as I stay within the guidelines laid out in Scripture, I'll have what I need to do what I need to… Continue reading Narrow is the Road
God's chosen me to speak to crowds. People listen to me because God has anointed me to speak for Him, it's part of His destiny for my life. And God will anoint whomever He chooses to work through. That includes you. Who does God use? The Bible says that He picks the unlikely. He uses… Continue reading Who Does God Use?
I have three friends with whom I sometimes go to lunch or have coffee. We often talk about things God has put on our hearts to do for others or creative ideas for fresh ways to be a blessing. I believe conversations like this are very pleasing to God. The idea of encouraging others to… Continue reading Stir Each Other Up
Famed philosopher and orator Edmund Burke once said, 'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.' It's true. Doing nothing is easy, but it's also dangerous. Where there is no opposition to evil, evil will multiply. We all fall into the trap of complaining about the things… Continue reading Let Your Light Shine
It's impossible for human love to be unconditional, like God's love. But as believers in Jesus Christ, we have the love of God in us. We can let that love flow freely, without conditions. Our love fails, but God's does not. Our love comes to an end, but God's does not. Sometimes I find that… Continue reading God’s Love Isn’t Based on Feelings
God speaks frequently in the Bible of our responsibility to the oppressed, widows, orphans, fatherless and foreigners. He mentions those who are lonely, neglected, forgotten and devalued. He cares deeply for the oppressed and the hungry. People can be hungry in many ways. They may have plenty of food to eat but be starving to… Continue reading Loving Without Getting Tired