Cast Your Net

“4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” ” (Luke 5:4 MSG) “3-4 The rest of them replied, “We’re going with you.” They went out and got in the boat. They caught nothing that night. When the sun came […]

Friends and Allies

Proverbs 17:17 KJV [17] A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 27:17 MSG [17] You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 MSG [9-10] It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one […]

The Story of Samson: Vision/Promise/Purpose

Recently I was watching the movie “Samson” and even though there were some biblical inaccuracies (I’m sure to make it more dramatic) there were some things that the Lord began to show me.  He wanted me to go deeper into study on Samson’s story and I wanted to share that message with you.   Story […]

Pressure And The Faith To Get Through It

James chapter 1:2-8 in the message and the the King James Version. The Message Bible titles this scripture Faith Under Pressure James 1:2-8 MSG [2-4] Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows […]

The Favored Life

Ephesians 2:8-10 The Message (MSG) “7-10 Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s […]

God’s Favor

Psalm 30:5 English Standard Version (ESV) 5 For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime.[a]  Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. Ephesians 2:8-10 The Message (MSG) 7-10 Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the […]

Passions- Where Do They Lie?

Psalm 27:4 MSG [4] I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.   What is it to be passionate about something?  It means to have deep desire, fervency, fieriness, or vigor towards something or […]

Gauging Relationships

Proverbs 18:24 MSG [24] Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family. Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV [2] with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, [3] eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. What do you want your relationships […]