But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep and goats,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death. I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!…” – 1 Samuel 17:34-37 (NLT)
On this journey called life, we carry an invisible back pack around with us. There are certain things, (lessons, perspectives, testimonies etc,) that we will receive as a result of enduring our current season through to the end. For instance, whenever someone goes on vacation, they pack up certain belongings they know they’ll need for the journey ahead. Thus, by neglecting to properly prepare they’ll be unable to perform certain tasks efficiently. So let me ask you this, are you prepared for what’s to come by being a faithful steward over your current portion?Read More »
You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. – John 15:16 (NLT)
***Take the time to read this, it just might save lives (including yours.)*** Last week during backed up traffic due to an oil spill, God used that event to symbolize how it can relate to the choices we make in life. Imagine a fork in the road. Our choices are our routes and those choices will lead us to a particular destination. We only have two options: we can either go one way or the other. And because of the awesome God we serve He will allow road blocks to come across our path to get our attention and many times to keep us from making the wrong choice. But the sad thing is, many of us don’t have a “light-bulb” moment when incidents like this happen. Once the road block is removed and God’s grace and mercy we confuse as “luck” or “making it in just the nick of time” spare us of our demise, we continue to go about our daily lives in the same manner.
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Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. – Proverbs 27:1 (NLT)
I can’t allow myself to miss out. For the past few years I have struggled greatly with living in the present. Not so much because I’m stuck in the past but because I long, plan, daydream and become anxious for the future. I know that I cannot live a truly fulfilling life this way but it seems so difficult to not get caught up in my goals and aspirations. But that’s the thing, I’m getting caught up in my goals, my dreams, my plans and my will. What about God’s plan?
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Get off of social media and into your word. You claim you’re a Christian but your life reflects what you’re full of. Are you filled with the life and light of God or are you filled with drama from scrolling through social media all day. The proof is on your plate.
What have you been eating lately?
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8 (ESV)