DON’T GIVE UP!!

AUGUST 6th…DON’T GIVE UP!! KEEP TRYING!! How many people have you dealt with in life and thought they will never change their ways? How many people have you heard prayer requests for years and years and have not seen any changes in their lives? How many family members have you been talking and praying with […]

ANOINTED TO DO GOOD!!

We live in such a cruel world. The world thinks you can’t disagree with someone’s ideas, lifestyle, theology, or intentions without there being some hatred attached to it. It is a constant battle between good and evil. No one has or will encounter more problems, hindrances, attempted distractions, and out right hatred than Jesus did […]

LIVING A SATISFIED LIFE!!

A couple days ago, the lottery was growing pretty large again and the news showed people buying tickets. People were hoping for that infamous, “GET RICH QUICK.” One man was asked about winning the lottery of that size and he replied, It would be a life changer. I can hear people right now saying “I […]

NOT ALWAYS ABOUT YOU!!

How many people do you know that enjoy talking about themselves all the time. Their conversation is always about their own lives and the things they have done. It’s hard to have healthy relationships when it is all about you. Selfish pride destroys relationships and it shows up in a lot of different ways. Pride […]

DEDICATION IS KEY!!

How many times have you started something only to give up the effort in a short time? I have started losing weight so many times and did well in doing so, but my dedication soon faltered and the effort was void. Your commitments shape your life more than anything else. Your commitments can develop you, […]

YOU CHOOSE TO GROW!!

I remember as children how we were always wishing our lives away. We couldn’t wait to get 10, then 16, 18, 21 etc. We were not satisfied to be where we were in life, we wanted to get older and more mature. God wants us to make those same decisions in growing in Christ. (Ephesians […]

WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT??

While drinking coffee this past week with some friends, we were discussing the death of one of our acquaintances. The statement was made, “There is not that many things that are important in life are there?” I have rehearsed that statement several times this week and it is so true. There are not that many […]

USE YOUR DEFENSE SHIELD!!

Satan uses many tactics when he attacks you and me. It is good to know that there is not an attack that God has not provided us a shield of faith to defend ourselves. One of Satan’s specialties is having us think critical thoughts about one another. It’s always easy to see something that others […]

OUR HOPE IS JESUS CHRIST!!

I can’t imagine living life in a position of having no hope. Even people with terminal illness can still have hope of eternal life, so living with no hope means living life with no peace, joy, or happiness. In fact, I would define hope as “the happy anticipation of good things.” You can hope for […]

MAKE TODAY COUNT!!

One of my favorite questions to ask people when I meet them is “How is it going?” The answers I receive vary from it is going well, to you don’t want to know. A lot of people are not happy unless every day they live is like Christmas, birthday celebration, or a holiday from work. […]

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS!!

Have you ever walked into a store before with something to exchange? Maybe it was an article of clothing that you decided you didn’t like, a pair of shoes that were uncomfortable, or a gadget that didn’t do what you’d expected. You entered the store with something that didn’t work for you, exchanged it, and […]

GUARD YOUR MIND!!

The Do you understand how Satan works to bring down believers? Although we may think of his attacks as external, the real battleground is in the realm of ideas. If he can get a church to believe erroneous doctrines, unbiblical philosophies, and false assumptions about God, he can lead it away from the truth. And […]

LEARN TO FORGIVE!!

Love forgives; it does not hold a grudge. It is not touchy, easily offended, nor is it fretful or resentful. Some people get their feelings hurt about everything. It is very difficult to be in a relationship with people like this. We have many opportunities every day to get offended; each time we must make […]

GOD’S WAY TO HANDLE STRESS!!

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 […]

WORK TOGETHER!!

How easy it is to forget about everything and everyone else around us and focus on our own desires, problems, and families. We need to stop long enough during our day to realize God sees and knows what we are going through and He is the answer to the problems that we are facing today. […]

CLIMB YOUR 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 […]

STOP THE 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 […]

LEARNING TO PRAY!!

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 […]

THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!!

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 […]