To seize the day, you must own the day. The first step toward owning our day is to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. Your day is your responsibility. My day is my responsibility. What we each do with our day is up to us. At the end of your day, you cannot look at your husband, your wife,… Continue reading Seize the Day
You’ve heard the statements and have probably seen the meme images: Follow your dreams, let your heart lead the way! Or, Stop thinking so much and follow your heart. While those statements sound nice and feed our minds with exciting things to come from following our heart wherever it leads, the Bible paints a very… Continue reading Will you choose to guard your heart?
Making life choices is never easy. You leave college or university, and you have to make some kind of choice about what happens next. Or you are midway through your career, facing a crossroads, and you think, you sense, God might be calling you to something new. Maybe youhave been made redundant in a job you… Continue reading Choosing Well
True worship celebrates our callings. We are drawn into the greatest privilege for a human being: to worship the living God. The book of Revelation ends with the invitation, “Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life” (Revelation 22:17). This is… Continue reading Called to Worship
Whenever we step out in faith, we take a risk. Whenever we dare to hope in the face of hopelessness or dream the impossible dream, whenever we are willing to try what the world might dismiss as foolish, we are not doing any of these things in absolute assurance that our attempts will succeed. Even… Continue reading Called to Courage
In a rapidly changing world, we all face new seasons in our lives, some we choose and others that are forced upon us: one stage of life ends for another to begin; new career challenges lead to different jobs; new opportunities change our ways of living. In these times, we have a tendency to believe… Continue reading Called to Wait
One of the greatest problems facing Christianity today is a refusal to believe that God could possibly care about our individual futures, that God could care about our day-to-day lives or have plans for us outside of a particularly religious call. We’re often fine with the idea that he might call other people, but there… Continue reading Taking God’s Perspective
Very often when people talk about calling, they try to remove human autonomy from the equation. They imagine that our desires, our concerns, our passions and talents are irrelevant. But the fact that our loving Father has called us should not negate the freedom we have to make choices. Finding our passions—answering the question “What… Continue reading Called to Passion
The first churches were started by a bunch of common men and women who loved Jesus and loved seeing people meet Jesus. Their success wasn’t based on their position or their training, but on their passion. Attitudes are contagious. One thing I love about the team I serve with is that being around them and… Continue reading Am I Surrounding Myself With The Right People?
Father, today I want to just thank you for the revelation I received during these past five days. I want to ask you to forgive me for running after the temporary peace the world offers. I stand before you today knowing the inheritance Jesus left me is priceless and beyond comparison to any material possessions.… Continue reading Prayer of Peace