Flirt with the world

December 5, 2013

My reading today of James 4 really brought things home in regards to how the Lord has been dealing with me in my life. I wanted to break down the first 12 versus and share with you on what God was sharing with me during my devotional time. James 4 1-2 “Where do you think all these appalling wars and quarrels come from? Do you think they just happen? Think again. They come about because you want your own way, and fight for it deep inside yourselves. You lust for what you don’t have and are willing to kill to…

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Thankful For My Everything!

November 26, 2013

Over the years I have discovered that there are a great amount of nuggets uncovered every day in our scripture reading, if we slow down and take the time to meditate on them. For instance, my morning reading today in Ezekiel had me on my knees in worship. I’m so thankful for my everything, because He has opened my eyes to all that He is doing for me and in my life. I was able to actually picture myself as a woolly sheep grazing in the pasture; I compared it to my daily work life. I get up, I listen…

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Biblical Forgiveness vs. Therapeutic Forgiveness

November 20, 2013

I wanted to share an article written by Dr Harry Schaumburg, I definitely could not have written this any better be blessed! All forgiveness is not created equal. Broadly speaking there are two types of forgiveness: biblical forgiveness and therapeutic forgiveness. Therapeutic forgives has been defined as, “as integral to authentic healing from addiction-indicating that one is released from carrying the burdens of guilt, shame, resentment, fear, sadness and anger (Kurtz & Ketchum, 1992). This process of forgiveness takes a holistic approach to changing one’s lifestyle, accepting responsibility for one’s actions, and reaching a place of self-compassion and forgiveness towards…

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Getting along without losing our self

November 12, 2013

First and foremost I can’t imagine how a person that is gay feels or thinks. I have never had gay thoughts or tendencies; so I cannot relate. I do know that gay people are loved by God and that their choice to love the same sex is an action they have chosen. It’s just like when I made my choice to marry my wife. They made that decision based upon how they felt and were led to choose their partner. There is so much debate over this topic based off of interpretation of biblical insight. Many people that have no…

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Help I need More Money

November 4, 2013

One of my heroes of the faith has been George Mueller. In his autobiography he shares with us his story of what a Christian life looks like when we fully put our trust in God. What makes his story so great and such a blessing to me is that he proves without a shadow of doubt that our God is real. I to have used his understanding of total surrender and I to can testify that there is no mistaking that everything the Bible says about God is true. As a Christian we are never promised life will be easy,…

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Our Psalms of Praise Through life’s Pains

October 30, 2013

Reading the book of Psalms brings much joy to my heart because I see that the writers are pouring out their hearts and expressing how good and great our God is. Every verse practically mentions something in reference to praising the Lord. What I also see in the psalms, is that David and the others recognized our true purpose for our life, and that is to praise His name and to give Him Glory. As I have written many times before, God does not revolve around us or our thinking. As He has stated that He is the Alpha and…

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God is Able, and God is Good

October 22, 2013

2 Chronicles 20:12 O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.??? ESV Our lives are made up of different roles and responsibilities; we are Moms, Dads, Business owners or coworkers. Each and every one of us has a role and purpose and we can identify it with this verse in whatever role we are in. The bible makes it clear that we are to “seek first the kingdom of God and that…

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A Man’s Heart, and Gods Direction

October 16, 2013

To some of us this might come as a strange realization but, God ultimately chooses the life we are to live. Most of my adult life I pursued things that came natural to me without ever giving thought that God was the one leading me the whole time. Only later did I come to find out that God had been planning my course in spite of my efforts. Proverbs 16:9 “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.??? We, in all of our wisdom, can’t even imagine what God’s knowledge and wisdom even looks like. We…

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Gods Will versus My Will

October 8, 2013

Many times I find myself sitting wondering what to do for the day. I pray and wait and then for whatever reason, I find myself restless. I know that the dreadful word of boredom is coming and that as a Christian and a child of God, the word bored should never be a part of my vocabulary. The Bible says in Ephesians 5:16 and 17 “to redeem the time because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.??? God is working His perfect will in each of our lives. He…

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Why Did Gandhi accept the Teachings of Jesus but reject Christianity?

September 23, 2013

Why Did Gandhi accept the Teachings of Jesus but reject Christianity? As I am preparing for my journey to India, I am being challenged to look deeply into my heart and seek out what is my honest motivation. I, like many of us have dark tendencies that seem to want to control our lives when our motivation is not challenged. When I choose to run from my motivation of lust, greed, and control to Christ and I am then honest in my pursuit of His Holiness. It’s only then can I experience relief of the burden I have been carrying…

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