Get Re-Aligned With God

What happens when you miss a season in your life? What happens when we make choices that don’t honor God? What happens when the decisions we make are out of sync with the will of God? What happens when we get ahead of a season in our lives? What happens when we fall short of

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Need Direction?

All of us, at one time or another have missed a season, missed an opportunity that would have been beneficial to us. What happens when we miss an opportunity in our lives? When we miss a season, we know it because we find that we no longer have the wind at our back, helping to

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Producing A Successful Crop

A farmer’s primary goal is to produce a crop. Not just any crop, but a plentiful crop that he can sell or use. In the case of using the crop, he is satisfying one of the primary needs, food; but we need to recognize that the farmer does’t work the farm just for fun, he

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Don’t Lose Your Focus

Another thing that will retard your ability to run the race and finish well is the lack of concentration or running half-minded with divided attention. Often this person is the one who becomes pre-occupied and ends up loosing their focus. Too many are like Peter who professed his allegiance to the Lord while he was

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Strong In The Lord

In the New Testament Paul writes to us; “ . . . be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.” Eph 6:10. Samson, was Israel’s superman. God was saying to Israel through Samson, if you want to be strong, if you want to be confident, and if you want your enemies

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There is something in the struggle

So many people in this life want thing without any effort. We see that doctor’s home and say, “I’d sure like to have a home like that.” But we don’t want to go to school for fifteen years so we can make the kind of money to buy a home like that.  We see a

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Three Things That Can Cause You To Stumble

There are at least three things that will throw you off course and cause you to stumble. The primary things that will hinder, check or retard your ability to run the race and finish well are (1) the lack of compulsion, (2) the lack pf concentration and (3) the lack of consecration. First let’s look at

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Key To Effective Christian Living

Do you realize that the key to effective Christian living is to look at your life as a race? That’s how the Apostle Paul looked at it. He said “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (II Tim 4:7)Every morning when you wake up, you have

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Soul Searching

Loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength involves taking stuff out of the closet so you and God can take a soul-searching inventory. The soul-searching quiz.   On a scale of 1-5 (with 5 being the strongest) respond to these questions: ___ My faith is involved in every aspect of my life.

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The Audience of One

There is a lady who when she is worshipping, she closes her eyes.  She went to her granddaughter’s wedding and during a worship song, when everybody else had sat down, she remained standing, oblivious of others around her, still worshipping with her eyes closed.  Now that is not a bad thing, because she was striving

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True worship involves motive

Who are you trying to please? It’s important to make sure that what you are doing is real, heart felt, genuine and not contingent on how others react. You can’t criticize others and worship God at the same time.

No More Excuses

The Bible says we need to stop making excuses, admit when it’s our fault and get on with life. It is true that people who are very good at making excuses are rarely good at anything else. Haven’t you encountered those same kind of folk . . . Folk who spend all their energy thinking

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If First You Don’t Succeed…

Failure most often lies in the path of least resistance. The problem is that often during trying times we stop trying. We give up. If at first you don’t succeed, welcome to the human race. If at first you don’t succeed, you’re normal. Very few people make it on the first try. Oftentimes, we give

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Greatest Causes of Failure

You will not succeed in achieving your victory if you fail to prepare and you fail to listen to other people, but there is another point we need to add in here if we are going to stop making excuses and have victory  – –  We give up too soon. These are the three greatest

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Too Big For Your Britches

When a person thinks that they know it all and can figure life’s complexities out all by themselves; they are setting themselves up for failure. If that person doesn’t listen to the advice of others; their spouse/boss/other people around them, if they consistently say to themselves, “I’ll just do it my way;” they will never

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