None of us ever plan to find ourselves in a mess. We don’t dream of the day that we will get divorced, wreck our car, or get fired from our job. We dream of...
What are you letting your mind be filled with? No one knows what is truly going on in your head except you and God. It is easy to live a life of hiding behind our “good” actions, but it only lasts for so long. If we crack the door to sin, it will push the whole door down. We need to be casting out all evil thoughts and filling it back up with Godly thoughts/ scripture
Often we live waiting for ‘the future.’ We dream about what could be or how things will be different when our situation changes. “Once I’m done with school,” “After I move out,” or “when I’m married…” Even when we aren’t looking ahead, we are tempted to look next door at what the people around us are doing. We are tripped up with thoughts of “If only I had their…” or “If God gave me….” The grass is never greener on the other side. The healthiest, most vibrant, and most fulfilled live happens we we are living out who God made us to be, right where we are at.
While God gives us the freedom to make our own choices, the Bible is clear that we shouldn’t be mastered by anything. Sometimes our choices result in our own enslavement; when this happens, we’ve become entangled in sin that holds us back in many ways. God desires that we throw off this sin and experience true freedom in Christ.
Pride is everywhere in the world today. Just about every sin in our lives can be traced back to the sin of pride and the decision to place ourselves above our God.
The Bible promises that while in this world, we will have trouble. Sometimes, despite our obedience or even our pleading with the Lord to remove the trial from us, it persists and life is just hard! However, as followers of Christ, we know that God’s grace is sufficient for us. Life may not be easy, but the Lord is more than capable of carrying us through. Not only that but he promises us in 2 Corinthians 12 that he will perfect us through our weakness.
Moses’ recollection of the burning bush was probably something he sat around fires sharing in utter excitement. But the bush didn’t burn forever. When the bush’s fire went out, what if Moses’ did too?
Sometimes we look at our mistakes, our wounds, and our scars and we're tempted to keep them hidden as the ugliness of our past. The enemy whispers that the scars of past trials make us unworthy or that those scars should be a source of guilt and shame. After His resurrection, Jesus readily used his scars to give Him a voice in the lives of others. They told the story of God's faithfulness and power. His scars weren't kept hidden or covered; instead, they became his testimony.
We witness the burning bush- God’s power, and like Moses, we eagerly shout, “Here I am God!” We are filled with excitement as we stand in awe of God’s power and are eager for Him to do something that powerful in us. But when God reveals His desire to do something that powerful through us, we protest like Moses- “God, who am I to …
When God spoke to Moses through the burning bush, he had been living exiled from Egypt for 40 years, likely oppressed by the guilt of his sin. During that time and for the last 360 years before that, the Israelites were enslaved, groaning under the weight of the burden they had to bear each day. In our lives, we carry heavy burdens of guilt, fear, and our baggage. When God speaks to Moses i
Often in life, we find ourselves like Moses did, staring at a burning bush. We observe the power of God doing something incredible, but rather than focusing on the fact that God is making the miracle happen, we get distracted by the bush or the sign of God’s power itself.
Believing that God can use you and do incredible things in your life is great. Dreaming up crazy ideas of how you can be used by God to disciple others is even better! But if you never do anything about it
Many times in our life we get find ourselves trying to determine what the will of God is for our life when he is waiting for us to take the first step of faith- belief that he can use us. Once we believe God can use us, many of us get held back back not knowing how to determine what the will of God actually is for our lives. Sometimes we wont take the next step of faith because we fear it is the wrong step.
So often in life we hear or watch how God is moving in other peoples lives, saving them, healing them from their addictions, calling them to great things, providing wisdom and direction for there life. Then we look at our own life and all we feel as if we are randomly wandering. Why does it seem that God is working in everyone’s life but my own?
In our life we have struggles that weigh us down and make it hard for us to follow Christ the way we ought to. In order to relieve just enough stress to make it through the day, we self prescribe ourselves things that end up causing more pain when the short term effects of pleasure wear off.
It is time to confess those burdens to other believers who can provide you with truth in a loving way, and so they can help relieve you once and for all of the burden that is holding you down.
Many of us have bought something at a store or online and had it shipped to your home that had that sticker on the side, “Team Lift.” For some of you, you scoffed at it and tried to pick it up
The enemy is crafty and relentlessly hungry for our demise. We must diligently protect ourselves from his attacks. Its important for us to remember that the people around us struggle too and as believers, we have a responsibility to stand together in defense against the enemy.
Distractions are everywhere. What are you going to do to stay focused on the way God has called you to live?
BOOM!….OUCH @#$%….as you slam your finger in the door.
Sometimes in life there are things that just push our buttons to the point that we crack, no matter how good we try to be on a normal basis. The heat is applied for far too long and then
we just explode.