Desperation

I believe there’s a difference between things that are given to us and things that are available to us in the unseen or the spiritual realm (2 Cor. 4:18). What’s given are the things that are just handed to us and we often become complacent in them. It’s easy to settle for a simple, yet…

WIDE OPEN

God desires relationship. He wants to be part of every aspect of our lives. He wants to come in and fill every void space in our minds, our hearts and soul. All He requires is for us to keep the doors to our hearts wide open. Psalm 24:7 “Lift up your heads, O gates!    And be…

Outnumbered, Over Taken and Out of Options

Outnumbered. Over taken. Out of options.  EXODUS 14:10-14 10 When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord. 11 They said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt…

My Journey Moment by Moment: Part 1

I believe God writes our journey everyday of our lives and we see His work moment by moment. Whether those moments are good or bad He will give us what we need in those seasons. This year 2020 has taken a turn from the very beginning. What I thought would be a normal year has…

With Ashes Comes Beauty

To grant those who mourn in Zion—to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called the oaks of righteousness…  –Isaiah 61:3 ESV There was a man whose livelihood was in the wine industry. He…

Who Will You Choose?

IN THIS CHAPTER, BEFORE JOSHUA’S PASSING, HE CALLS FOR ALL THE ELDERS, JUDGES, & LEADERS. HE BEGINS TO REMIND THEM OF THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD. HE REMINDS THEM OF EGYPT,  PAST BATTLES THAT GOD GAVE THEM VICTORY OVER. THE MANNA THAT WAS GIVEN EVERYDAY IN THE WILDERNESS.  14 “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him…

Obstacles

Isaiah 40:3-5 A voice cries:“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord;    make straight in the desert a highway for our God.4 Every valley shall be lifted up,    and every mountain and hill be made low;the uneven ground shall become level,    and the rough places a plain.5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,    and all flesh shall see it together,    for…

Jesus Our Living Hope — What it Means For the Believer

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power…

Where is God in All of This?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has…

Leave the Wilderness Changed

Like others, I have too had to adapt to this “quarantine” “Stay at Home” or “Lose Your Mind” kind of lifestyle. It’s like life halted all at once, because it has. Everything was comfortable, normal, we were in control of when and where we wanted to go and BAM! We were left with the economy…

FINDING STRENGTH

Q: In whom does your strength come from? A: We find strength in the Word of God. 1 Samuel 30:1-6.    FINDING STRENGTH IN HIS WORD Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag…

Where is Your Faith?

so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. – 1 Corinthians 2:5 We are living in strange times, who would’ve thought that some virus could devastate the economy? It has shaken every part of our world as we know it. Our jobs, our families and…

Anything too hard for the Lord?

What God is asking Jeremiah is the same question that He is asking you and I. Is there anything too hard for Him? Is there a family member, someone you may know of too far to save? What about the drug addict? too far gone to deliver? The diseased? Sickness is too far gone? Your…

Cultivating a Heart of Thankfulness

Studies have shown that being thankful improves our physical and emotional health. Holding on to feelings of thankfulness boosts our immune system and increases blood supply to our heart. Daily guided exercises or the habit of keeping a weekly gratitude journal can increase our alertness, enthusiasm, and energy, and improve our sleep. People who describe…

Greatest Treasure of All

There are many treasures in this world that we can find that has value, that is of worth. But only One treasure chose to find us, He chose to become flesh and dwell among us. There is no other treasure that we must embrace not just in this holiday season but everyday. For thousands of…

STAY IN THE FIGHT

Who and what are you leaning into? That is the question. 26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” – Genesis 32:26 Maybe at times we have wrestled with God about a certain situation. We think of all the why’s….

SURRENDER ALL

Surrendering is not on our weekly to do list. I know it isn’t on mine. with the hustle and bustle of life, it’s so easy to strive for success than to surrender. But for most we define success as a fulfilling and prosperous career, satisfying relationship, and a happy and productive life. God though, defines…

MARKS OF THE TRUE CHRISTIAN

PART 1 – REJOICING IN HOPE Have you ever been asked, “how is it possible to be so joyful in your situation?” or ” how are you being so patient with ___________? Paul in Romans 12 shows us what the true character of the child of God has. A character of hope, a character of…

GUARD THE ANOINTING.

When you value something, you protect it, you cherish it, and you guard it. Do you look at it this way about the anointing? What is the anointing? Why should I guard this anointing? And how to preserve what God has given us will be answered. First off, the gifts that God has given to…

3 Keys To Living the Right Life

We can live a life and live it wrong or live it right. If you want to live the right life… 1. The right atmosphere – creating the right atmosphere with praise. 2. The right energy source – The power of the Holy Spirit If you’re fighting the flesh with the flesh you’re not going…

3 Keys to Living the Right Life

KEY #1 Do you ever wonder if you’re living the right life? In Proverbs it talks about a way that seems right to a man but in the end it will lead to destruction. That’s the price we pay if we go our own way. But Jesus says in John 14:6 “6 Jesus said to him, “I…

Purpose of His Presence

There is nothing like going on vacation to see those who you haven’t seen in such a long time. Knowing the activities and adventures that you will embark on are priceless. The time that you will spend together laughing, maybe crying about stories that you have experienced in the past are priceless. Maybe it’s just…

Choosing to Worship

Psalms 103:1-4 “Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and all that is within me,    bless his holy name!2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and forget not all his benefits,3 who forgives all your iniquity,    who heals all your diseases,4 who redeems your life from the pit,    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, David knew the grace and deliverance of God many times. In these 4 verses we…

Why Keep Praying?

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. – Matthew 7:7-8 We live in times of instant gratification. We are…

The Power of Intercessory Prayer

2. Taking hold of God’s will and refusing to let go until His will comes to pass. __________________________________________________________________ In the book of John 11 we read the story of Lazarus. It wasn’t Lazarus TIME TO DIE JUST YET. SO MANY TIMES WE LOOK AT THINGS IN THE NATURAL AND NOT THE SPIRITUAL. WHAT WE THINK…