Doing Nothing

Pressure from our peers should never motivate us to do what we should not do. The sovereignty of God must never become an excuse for doing nothing. Luke 19:20-26 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: for I feared thee, because thou art …

Everyone needs to be encouraged or thanked!

Are you discouraging to others? Why tear down when most people already do that to themselves? “Where seldom is heard a discouraging word…” what a great place to live!  A place of no discouragement.  Encouragement to inspire others can produce amazing results to their life.  We often don’t realize what a huge difference a small …

Enkrateia: Lack of Self Control

The Greeks had a word, enkrateia, which is: “A serious lack of self control. ” Self Control. What is it actually? It has various meanings, “inner power or strength, mastery of something, the controlling of the will, the inner strength to resist, the strength not to indulge.” It involves the ability to say “no” to …

Warnings to Rich

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.  Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days.  Behold, the …

Stand

Are you facing a difficult time or battle in your life? Don’t run away from it. Stand still and face your giants, refuse to retreat. You’ll have to look into the mouth of the beast and fight.  God can hold you up under the blast of the enemy.  Use His power to sustain you.  God …

Useful to God At Any Age

If only I were younger, then I could plan my life better…this age complex is one of the biggest excuses people make to bind their effectiveness.  Almost everyone I meet is either “too young” or “too old.” Nonsense!  Be optimistic about your present age. E.W. Kenyon didn’t start writing until he was 57 years of …

Giants

Do you have some giants in your life?  Do you feel defeated before you start?  Does it seem impossible? Many obstacles that are in our life are from our own fear, or perceived failures before we even start. Or could it be a lack of faith? When the Israelites were about to enter the promised land, God …

Seedtime

Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:   1 Co 15:36 This verse seems to be simple enough but in our culture I am afraid some of us have fallen for the idea that we can live as we are and somehow be living a yielded life. When the writer made …

Dark to Light

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shone in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.  John 1:4-5      Imagine being in a place where there is no light. I mean not just late at night but a darkness which is absent of any light. If you …

Information Overload

Information overload! Our minds in constant upheaval, thoughts flying!  Its too much, way too much! Media gives tons of “information” to us although it comes at a cost to us, with their version of morals. Our ability to think on our own is being changed from our youth up to our adulthood.   Concentration is affected, as we …