Sometimes, our circumstances can make us think God is not faithful all the time. Bad circumstances don't negate God's faithfulness.
Do you ever feel like giving up? Like what you've been doing and have committed yourself to for such a long time might not be worth it after all. I mean, what is the end to all of the hard work, sleepless nights, hard knocks, disappointments, heartbreaks and failures.
God’s promise of eternal life should give us hope but it doesn’t absolve us of the troubles of this world. We all fight different battles in our private lives. This text is asking us to keep Christ before us, remain hopeful and patient, trusting God to work his perfect work in us.
There was once an old donkey that decided to go somewhere deserted to spend its last days. It found a suitable place, laid down and died after a few days. God looked down at the donkey and said, “I can’t use this donkey.” Along came the vultures and foxes, picking off chunks of flesh from... Continue Reading →
Joy is an important characteristic of a Christian. It is not based on circumstance but on a sure hope. Joy is not external. It comes from within. Joy is associated with the presence of the Holy Spirit.
“We do not live by our physical conditions, we live by our internal convictions. Our conviction should be the Word of God, we live by the Word of God.”
You're important, see yourself as important, affirm yourself as important and then you'll attract people who see how important you are! The process begins with you! It's You First!
Today happens to be the last day of the month of May, 2017 and it feels like a lot has happened already while on the other hand there’s still a lot to be done….
… I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead,Philippians 3:13 NET
I once came across a little boy trying to go up a flight of stairs but wouldn’t stop looking back, he tripped but still kept looking back and so he tripped several times before arriving at the top of the stairway. I’m not sure who or what he was looking out for but at that moment it struck me – when we try to go forward but keep looking back, we ‘trip’.
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I believe at the heels of focus is discipline. If focus is choosing to ignore all sideshow distractions, then self-discipline is that factor that keeps us on track - 'ignoring all side show distractions'. Self-discipline is like a muscle, the more you work it, the stronger it gets Self-discipline doesn't come easy but challenge yourself and... Continue Reading →