When I see my wife smile, or our children and grandsons smile, my heart swells with joy. Either they are pleased or amused. It doesn’t matter which, I’m happy with their pleasure. However, the goal of my life is not pleasing them, but pleasing God. There is a huge difference and it's what I will…Read more God Pleasers!
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
Who do you want to be? It’s a more important question than what do you want to do. What you are determines what you will do. The challenge for us is the gap between who we want to be and who we are. It does take sanctified willpower but it takes more. Only God can…Read more SOAR part two
“Let your manner of life be without love of money, being satisfied with your present circumstances. For He himself has said, and the statement is on record, I will not, I will not cease to sustain and uphold you. I will not, I will not, I will not let you down. So that, being of…Read more Sustainable Stewardship
The gift of self-discipline gives hope of enjoying good success in life. Jesus’ life reveals what biblical self-discipline and good success are. 2 Timothy 1:7 teaches us that the God gives to His people the power to live a self-disciplined life. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of…Read more Self-Discipline: Our Motivation
What is one decision you could make and keep that would help you to have a Happy New Year? You can make a decision that will improve your chances for maturity, success, relationships and ministry. You may have made some resolutions during your New Year's Day celebrations. Today, you may be wondering if you can keep that…Read more Self-Discipline – The Power to Change