What’s Your Plan

Proverbs 16:9 MSG [9] We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it. Proverbs 16:9 NLT [9] We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9 KJV [9] A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. What is your […]

Having A Heart Of Celebration

Psalm 34:8-9 NLT [8] Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! [9] Fear the LORD, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Psalm 118:1 NLT [1] Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful […]

Be Ready To Receive

  1 John 5:14-15 NLT [14] And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. [15] And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for. God is very faithful! But be aware, this […]

Death of a Dream

Building more onto last week’s post……   Hebrews 11:13-14 (NLT) “All of these people died still believing what God had promised them.  They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it.  They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth.  Obviously people who say […]

Faith Driven Dreams

Hebrews 11:1  Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. (New Living Translation) If you go to Hebrews chapter 11 there are great examples of the heroes of faith who stuck with God’s promises and saw them through.  Even if they did not see the […]

Forgiveness

What are you hanging onto? Remember when that person hurt you, talked about you behind your back, or to your face and it got under your skin? How about when they said that they were your friend and they loved you but gossiped about you behind your back and you found out. These amongst other […]

Be CREATIVE

“The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created.  He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.” (Psalm 33:6 NLT) Going back to the beginning Creation Creativity From the beginning of the bible we see creation.  God spoke and things and humans came into being.  Proverbs 18:20-21 helps us to see our role […]

The Promise/Plan Beyond The Pain

The best example that we have to show a promise executed through pain, is the death and resurrection of Christ. “He was beaten, he was tortured, but he didn’t say a word.  Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered and like a sheep being sheared, he took it all in silence.  Justice miscarried, and he […]

Perspective, The Struggle Is Real

“….That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”  (Romans 8:28 MSG) Pessimist:  A person who tends to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen (defeatist). Optimist:  A person who tends to be hopeful and confident […]

Anger

Tonight I wanted to write about anger.  Everyone experiences it.  Emotions are real and if we allow them they can take over our lives and halt our progress.  Before I began to write this I was dealing with my computer. I discovered that a program had updated and disabled the touchscreen capability on my laptop. […]