LESS STRESS GOD’S WAY!!

Grace is the power of the Holy Spirit to live without stress. God, however, won’t give us the grace to be disobedient. If He’s telling us not to do something that we decide to do anyway, we’ll experience the painful loss of His anointing. Grace equals ability. God gives us grace to match our call. […]

BE CONTENT WITH YOUR LIFE!!

True contentment is determined by our attitude and responses rather than by our circumstances. And because Paul had learned this secret, he was able to experience joy and peace in any kind of situation. The apostle understood what it meant to live in Christ and to have Christ living in him (Gal. 5:22-23 But the […]

LEARNING FROM LIFE LESSONS!!

Life is full of unjust situations that can create a great deal of pain for you, especially in your relationships with other people. You will experience some hurt and pain, but you don’t have to allow these experiences to destroy your happiness. You can’t always choose what happens to you, but you can choose how […]

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!

The older we get in life the harder it seems to be to listen and follow directions. We become so accustomed to doing things our way that we don’t listen to others advice in dealing with situations. How many times have you gotten up in the morning with something hurting and it bother us all […]

GIVE ME THIS MOUNTAIN!!

We face many challenges, hard times, difficulties, and decisions in our lifetime. Many times these mountains in our lives come with no warning. We have two choices when we face these issues, we can let them defeat us or we can overcome them by the grace of God. My devotion this morning is from Joshua […]

QUESTIONS OR EXCUSES??

How many times have we asked our self questions to avoid something we just really don’t want to do? What am I going to wear? I don’t have anything to wear to that event was an excuse you used because you just didn’t really want to go. Many times the questions we ask ourselves to […]

PRAYER IS IMPORTANT!!

Prayer is a word used by almost everyone in this country. When a person has suffered a tragedy or sickness we always say you are in our prayers. It is important to know more about prayer than just the word. We need a time each day to pray and communicate with God as well as […]

TAKE TIME TO THINK!!

How many things in life would you not have done if you had just taken time to think things through? It’s so easy to jump at first thought, but it makes more sense to sit down and think things out. Regardless of what your desires in life may be, it is smart to count the […]

QUALITY NOT QUANTITY!!

I have a number of people who are my friends, but, I can count on one hand the number of people that I trust my personal information with. Those friends are of the highest quality, the ones that stand with me through thick and thin, those who know what commitment to one another means. They […]

GOD HAS YOUR CURE!!

I will be the first to admit that I do not understand depression very well. It is something I have not had to deal with very often in my life, but I meet people on a routine basis that struggle with it daily. My Bible verse for today talked about God giving us a garment […]

YOU ARE GOD’S HOUSE!!

Have you ever visited a home and thought the people who lived there were not very good house keepers? Do you ever pass by and look at the yard and think people do care about what their lawn looks like? I am one of those who cuts grass every week whether it really needs it […]

HEARING FROM GOD!!

How often have you heard someone say they heard from God? I have had many people tell me God told them to start a ministry only to say a few days or months later that God sent them a different direction. Too often we are following our emotions and egos instead of hearing from God. […]

REAP WHAT YOU SOW!!

I had a friend bring me the first fresh vegetables of the year. They came from a garden he had planted. As I read my devotion this morning, I was reminded how the seeds we sow produce the plants that grow and produce the vegetables we eat. The plants are the result of a good […]

DISCIPLINE IS AN ACT OF LOVE!!

I remember my parents telling me they disciplined me because they loved me and that discipline was for my own good. They even said that the discipline hurt them just like it hurt me. I often wondered about that last statement. The Bible states that discipline comes out of the heart of someone who cares […]

REMEMBER YOUR VICTORIES!!

I’ve always been competitive in most activities that I have pursued. I’ve been blessed to win a few trophies for the efforts I put forth in a particular sport. I’ve seen many trophies during my life. They range from one end of sports to the other. Mounts of trophy animals taken during a hunt, medals […]

WARM UP!! TIME TO STRETCH!!

The past few months have been quite a challenge for us, but they have helped us prepare for the future. We have been asked to do things differently than we’ve ever done them before. Stretching our actions is not a bad thing. Every athlete takes time to warm up and stretch before entering into competition. […]

COURSE FOR SUCCESS!!

It takes a devoted mind and a dedicated work ethic to reach your goals in life. There are so many distractions to cause you to loose your way. Actions, thoughts, and words must work together to achieve success. I’ve talked with many people who want to talk about church and God one minute and then […]

GET A BLESSING!! BE A BLESSING!!

We live in a self centered culture. Everyone has them selves as their main focus in almost every endeavor they enter into. God wants us to think about others and share our lives with others. The one thing we’ve strived to teach our children when they were young was to share their things with others. […]

START YOUR DAY RIGHT!!

The attitude that you begin your day with greatly effects the way your day will go. When I was a child, if my mother met someone who was grumpy she said, they must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Some people just start their day off on the wrong […]

YOUR ACTIONS SPEAK VOLUMES!!

JUNE 6th…ACTIONS!! SOMEONE IS FOLLOWING YOURS!! One phrase that my mother used frequently was “Actions speak louder than words.” What we do says so much about who we really are. How many people do you know today that have the same occupation as their parents? How many children do you know that behave much like […]

GOD UNDERSTANDS YOUR PAIN!!

Dealing with pain is not easy. The older I get the more I understand getting up in the morning with something new hurting. Hands, elbows, and knees all take their turns letting me know they are there. Nothing gets our attention more quickly than pain. We immediately know where we are hurting. I was talking […]