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Gods Plan

Jesus Comes to You in Your Storm

              Jesus Comes to You in Your Storm “About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.” (Mark 6:48b NLT) In Mark 6, Jesus went off by himself to pray and sent the disciples ahead of him to Bethsaida. It wasn’t a long trip […]

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Successfull

While You’re Working on Your Goals, God Is Working on You

 While You’re Working on Your Goals, God Is Working on You “I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize.” (Philippians 3:12 CEV) Yesterday we talked about the reasons why you need […]

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Love

Make Love Your Life Purpose

Make Love Your Life Purpose “Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together.” Colossians 3:14 (CEV) Do you want to know how to best spend your life? Here it is: The best use of your life is love. God says you need to make learning how to love your […]

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Love Never Fails

Love Others the Way God Loves You

 Love Others the Way God Loves You “Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up.” (1 Corinthians 13:7 GW) The same love that God gives to you, you are to offer to everybody else that you come in contact with. It’s not an option or a suggestion. It’s a […]

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Offerings

Jesus’ Christmas List

Jesus’ Christmas List “They bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their gifts and gave him treasures of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:11 NCV) For more than 50 years my family has kept a tradition of holding a birthday party for Jesus. It started when I was 3 years old and asked my mom, […]

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Amazing You

Share Your Testimony of Gratitude

Share Your Testimony of Gratitude   “Thank the Lord! Praise his name! Tell the world about his wondrous love and how mighty he is!” (Isaiah 12:4 TLB) No other person on Earth knows your story better than you do. Sharing your testimony with others can be a powerful and important way to tell God thank […]

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Gods Looking for You

When You Hit A Detour, Don’t Give Up!

When You Hit A Detour, Don’t Give Up! “God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9 MSG) When God gives you a mission, you can be sure you’ll run into delays, difficulties, detours, and dead ends along the way. They are a […]

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Dont-Give-Up

Don’t Ever Give Up!

              Don’t Ever Give Up! “That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last […]

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seek-the-lord

You Have To Want To Hear from God

You Have To Want To Hear from God “You will search again for the LORD your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.” (Deuteronomy 4:29 NLT) You’re not going to hear God unless you really, really want it. I’m not saying it’s an option. I’m […]

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By Faith

Jesus Christ: Your GPS for Life

Jesus Christ: Your GPS for Life   Jesus Christ: Your GPS for Life  “We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. ” (Hebrews 12:2 CEV) When I’m driving, I tend to get distracted easily. My wife constantly says, “Rick, keep your eyes on the road!” One time I […]

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Willpower & Faith

Goals Stretch Your Faith

Goals Stretch Your Faith “According to your faith let it be done to you.” (Matthew 9:29b NIV) Every time you set a goal, you are saying, “I believe God wants me to do this by ‘such and such’ a date,” and that is a statement of faith. If you state a big goal, God will […]

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Free

God Wants to Give You Freedom

God Wants to Give You Freedom   “If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free.” (John 8:36 TEV) The world defines freedom as a life without any restraint — “I can do anything I want to do and say anything I want to say without anybody telling me what to do.” You […]

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Start Writing Down Your Prayers

Start Writing Down Your Prayers “I will climb my watchtower and wait to see what the LORD will tell me to say and what answer he will give to my complaint. The LORD gave me this answer: ‘Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you.’” (Habakkuk 2:1-2 TEV) Because Habakkuk wrote down what […]

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God Reveals Truth Through Biblical Teachers

God Reveals Truth Through Biblical Teachers “We do not speak in words taught by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual truths to those who have the Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 2:13 TEV) The Bible tells us in Ephesians 4:11-12, “Christ chose some of us to be apostles, prophets, missionaries, pastors, […]

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You Are God’s Masterpiece

You Are God’s Masterpiece “We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT) The reason you have value is because of what God says about you, not because of what other people say about you. Many […]

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