His Grace Is Enough

“..And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9  (NASB)  I know it’s easier said than done, but when pressure mounts, don’t resort back to the old way of thinking. Neither return to what you used to do.  It didn’t work then and it…

Obedience Is Key

“If you love me, obey me; John 14:15 (TLB) It is essential that we consult and obey God in this season of our lives. Our next steps hinge upon His Word, His instructions.  Too often, we fail to consult God with our plans. When we do consult Him we fail at following His instructions totally….

Only Today Matters

 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 6:34 (MSG) Whatever it is you have been attempting to conquer, take it step by…

It Really Is Ok to Just Be You

Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? These are the words to a famous nursery rhyme that most of us learned as children. These words weighed in my spirit recently, so I decided to take a closer look. The word contrary means to willfully be disobedient or uncooperative, and that is where I…

Trust the Process

We can make our plans,but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9 (NLT) We all reach a place in our lives wherein we don’t always understand exactly what the Lord is doing next. Nothing looks familiar. Everything begins to change, but in the midst of it all, God remains the same. In these times of…

Be True To Who You Are..

As we are coming to a close of the first month of 2015, I find it necessary to make sure we reevaluate our motives going forward. Are you working to be known? Are you looking for applause and approval of man? Are you living for an audience of one? Take a long hard look at what is driving…

No Longer I, But Christ

What actually took place is this: I tried keeping rules and working my head off to please God, and it didn’t work. So I quit being a “law man” so that I could be God’s man. Christ’s life showed me how, and enabled me to do it. I identified myself completely with him. Indeed, I…

Stop! Look! Listen!

Isaiah 30:21 (AMP)..And your ears will hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way; walk in it, when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left. “I’ve noticed that so often in life, when we encounter a holding pattern, the natural reaction is one of frustration for having…

The Power of Encouragement

Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.  Proverbs 12:25 (NLT)   We live in a world that has become filled with mayhem.  Every side we turn there is a school shooting, a kidnapping, a family on the brink of falling apart or even a suicide as we have witnessed days ago….

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along!!

Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty (snobbish, high-minded, exclusive), but readily adjust yourself to [people, things] and give yourselves to humble tasks. Never overestimate yourself or be wise in your own conceits. Romans 12:16 (AMP)     Relationships are tough to be in at times, but not impossible to master. When I…