Cutting Corners

The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”– PROVERBS 12:22 While riding to work one day, I heard a story on the radio about a night shift nurse. It really caught my attention. She oversaw changing the bandages at the beginning and end of her shift. She confessed to not…

The Dangers of Familiarity

Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is…

Peace Has Been Provided

John 16:33 (AMPC) I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power…

Avoiding the Dry Places

Matthew 12:43-45 (NIV). 43 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left. Devils walk through dry places. Let that thought linger with you for a moment. As a minister of…

If not for your Grace

Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”-JOHN 15:5 (NLT) I have come to find that my efforts alone are worthless when it comes to achieving anything I set out to accomplish. I…

Living Out of Bounds

“Like a city broken into and left without a wall, so is a person who lacks self-control.”– PROVERBS 25:28 (GW) Self- Control is hard to regain when you let your guard down. It is so important for us to set up boundaries to help keep us focused and disciplined as a Christian. Boundaries are for…

Are You Following God’s Instructions?

Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8 (NLT) Why do we fail? There are many answers to this question. The one I want to draw attention…

Are You Making These Mistakes?

You saw no form on the day God spoke to you at Horeb from out of the fire. Remember that. Carefully guard yourselves so that you don’t turn corrupt and make a form, carving a figure that looks male or female, or looks like a prowling animal or a flying bird or a slithering snake…

The Ugly Truth About Self-reflection

Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart. Psalm 51:6 AMP How often have you allowed a few days, weeks, or months to pass before reading the Bible? How often have you pursued your own desires and the pleasures of this world? How often do…

Is it Time to Regroup?

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Proverbs 24:10 Lately, I have been focusing on persistent faith in one of my coaching groups. It is amazing how often we start our journey with God on fire! We run head first into new ventures, relationships, new career paths, etc., only to…