Saturday morning after expressing her concern that I was manifesting symptoms of the Corona virus, my wife asked me to get a Covid-19 test. It surprised me when the results returned positive. The thought of being in quarantine with a full week ahead was annoying. My first thought wasn't that I had the virus it…Read more Three Verbs Helping Me with Covid-19
Always be grateful for the purpose God gave you in life. When we pray give God thanks for your purpose. Pray about his purpose for your marriage, your family, and your community. Praying about our purpose helps us to see clearly God's plan for our days that ultimately end up in a life. I love…Read more Praying with Purpose
Prayerfully Write Visionary Life Goals “Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15–16, AMP Life goals are how I talk about…Read more Visionary Goals
Today I've spent reflecting on goals and reading my journal from this year. On December 31 a virus that you cannot see with the naked eye was not even a part of my thought life or prayer life. January 19, Coronavirus was still not a concern for us. However, that Sunday, I preached a message…Read more December 31, 2020 Reflections
One of the most healthy daily rituals or life habits you can form is to kneel before the Lord daily. Each day, it is my habit to drop to my knees in prayer. The reason, I drop to my knees is it an excellent reminder who God is and who I am. It is perhaps…Read more Kneeling a Healthy Life Habit.
Everyone seeks after hope. It is as necessary to our lives as food and water. Your children get higher GPA's, with hope. Athletes perform better, recover from injuries better, and adjust mentally to change better when they have hope. Elderly people who have hope live longer than those without hope. Hope breeds confidence to build…Read more My Hope Is a Who!
Jesus’ disciples tried unsuccessfully to help a boy after the boy’s dad asked them to. The dad and the disciples appealed to Jesus for help. As always Jesus came through and healed by delivering him from the grip of the devil. Later when the disciples asked why they had failed, he told them, “This kind…Read more By Prayer and Fasting
Once a year our congregation observes a 40 day period of fasting and prayer. When we fast and pray we are expressing our deep longing for God. In a sense you could say that we are putting aside the good gifts God gives us in order seek Him. Sometimes during the fast abstaining from food, especially…Read more Fasting and Prayer’s Effects
My earliest memories include prayer. My parents by my bedside and teaching my sister and me how to pray, my pastor laying his hand upon my forehead praying for me. My uncles when they prayed it was fervent and earnest, reminded me of Moses on the mountain. My boyhood church prayed around the altar, and…Read more How I Approach God in Prayer
Once a year our congregation observes a 40 day period of fasting and prayer. When we fast and pray we are expressing our deep longing for God. In a sense you could say that we are putting aside the good gifts God gives us in order seek Him. Sometimes during the fast abstaining from food, especially…Read more Removes Burdens and Breaks Yokes