Archive for the ‘Being Strong in the Lord’ Category
Expectations of others comes through days, weeks, months and years of interacting with them and getting the same response from them over time. Today, I’m celebrating my 53rd birthday. I thank God for family and friends who I’ve received well wishes from. The cards and gifts that I’ve received have really made me feel appreciated. As I sit here reflecting back on my life and going through childhood memories stored away in my mind, one distinct memory I have is of my Uncle John. Read the rest of this entry »
Keeping your eyes on Jesus during any challenge produces victory. Victory in life is a mindset. Having a mindset to run your race with endurance and determination to finish seals victory for the Christian.
Hebrews 12:1-2 – Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easy entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us fixing our attention on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of the faith….NIV Read the rest of this entry »
We were born to trust and we do it all day every day without giving it a second thought. For the Christian, trusting God should come just as easily.
We eat at restaurants without seeing our food being prepared, trusting that the food we eat will nourish our bodies and not harm them. We take the advice of our doctors trusting that their recommendations will help and not harm us. Read the rest of this entry »
Power vs Authority: JB was one of the sharpest recruits in my academy class. She was a great communicator, which is one of the most important tools to be equipped with as a Law Enforcement officer. JB stood approx. 5’2″ and weighed about 110 lbs. She graduated at the top of our class academically. After graduation, we both were assigned to a maximum security male jail facility. Read the rest of this entry »
Gods will is clearly spelled out to us in His Word. All that stands between us and the carrying out of Gods will in our lives is the quality decision to do so.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
King James Version (KJV)
I don’t like to be mis-understood. It hurts even more when I take the time to convey a message in the best way I know how but still am mis-understood. The bible has a lot to say about wisdom and understanding. Read the rest of this entry »
Faith comes primarily in two forms. Head faith and Heart faith. Head faith accepts situations and circumstances to be true, but relies on facts to substantiate it’s belief. Heart faith is knowing with the heart without needed anything to validate or substantiate its belief. Read the rest of this entry »
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed on Him, “If you continue in my Word, then you are my disciples indeed, and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” John 8:31-32. I’d like to focus on a few words in the above verse. CONTINUE….THEN….INDEED….KNOW….and MAKE. At face value these few words might seem insignificant but let’s examine the scripture a bit closer. Read the rest of this entry »
Believe with your heart and no contradictory circumstance can move you. Nothing can shake your confidence when you believe with your heart.
Example: Is there anything I could do or say to persuade you that the name you’ve gone by all your life wasn’t actually your name? Read the rest of this entry »