Easy Receiving

Easy Receiving Matthew 11:29 (NKJV) Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Our God is a good God. His greatest desire is us. Imagine then, how frustrating it must be to have your greatest desire always distracted by lesser things. God has a wonderful…

It’s Seasonal

It’s Seasonal The other day when we arrived at our local grocery store, the parking lot was almost full and I was taken a aback for a minute because I haven’t seen it that full in a while. Then it dawned on me that it was Super Bowl Sunday.  Then I remembered that just a handful of months ago the parking lot…

Where Your Treasure Is…

Where Your Treasure Is… Look at 1 Corinthians 12:12, “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” We should look at the local church as our own body. We should consider that just as we personally have needs, the local church has…

Faith Fix: Will You Pass the Pop Quiz?

2 Timothy 4:2-4 says, “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season…” The devil is known for pop quizzes. Though this is written to a young pastor, the principle of being ready is for us all. No Christian ought to be surprised when a test or a trial comes their way, because the Word promised it would happen. (James…

Faithfulness & Increase

Faithfulness & Increase Matthew 25:21  His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ I was at a local business that I frequent, when some revelation about stewardship came to me. See, God will teach you if you…

Go On With God

Go On With God I was cleaning up a bit of our Christmas decorations and started thinking about how much we look forward to Christmas.  We look forward to the excitement of the day and the memories we will get to create.  When Christmas is over we look forward to New Year’s for the same reasons.  Maybe we have a vacation coming…

Giving, Good Tidings, Love & Celebration

Giving, Good Tidings, Love & Celebration The Christmas season seems to always make people a little bit more generous, a little more pleasant, a little more loving, and a little more joyous. Why is this? Because whether we realize it or not, Jesus is at the heart of this season, or at least He’s at the forefront.  Even secular radio stations and…

When You’re In a Funk

When You’re In a Funk Have you ever felt like you just want to quit? Have you ever felt like it’s just all too much…life and all the responsibility and this standing in faith stuff? Well, I know I have. There are times where I feel like a spiritual loser, moments where I take thoughts that I shouldn’t, instances where I let…

Who Do You Serve

Who Do You Serve Matthew 6:24 (NKJV) 24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. In context, this scripture is about money but the principle is the same. You are always serving someone…