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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Edging God Out

Far too many don’t want to listen to the advice of other people. Why not you ask; because they think that they don’t need it. Well, there are two words that describe this sort of person. One is FOOL which is self-explanatory and the other word that keeps folks from taking advice is pride, ego.

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Be Careful Who You Listen To

One of the reasons we fail is because we don’t listen to the wisdom of others.  We don’t listen to good advice when it’s offered. The Bible says in Proverbs 15 “ Plans fail without good advice.”  We need to get all the sound advice we can. Get good advice from people you know that you

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Prepare For What’s Ahead

Do you know what the number one reason we fail in life is? The number one reason we fail in life is because we don’t prepare ourselves for the problems that we will face in life. The Bible say’s (Prov. 20:7) “A sensible man watches for problems and prepares to meet them but the fool

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Stop Making Excuses

It is hard to get people to admit when they are wrong. Folks do not like to admit, “I made a mistake, and I blew it.” God says, “That if we admit the mistake, if we admit our failures, and if we admit our sin, then we get another chance in life.”  Stop making excuses.

The Starting Point To Starting Over

You have a choice and that is you can choose how you’re going to respond to the hurts that you encounter in life. The Bible says that the starting point is to just be honest and accept responsibility for my part in the problem. Prov. 28:13 “A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can

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A Fresh Start

You may have had a financial failure, or maybe a relational failure, or you might know somebody who has had a failure in their marriage. Maybe a moral failure. Maybe you know someone who is ready to throw in the towel or maybe you yourself have really blown it and you may have made some

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Concentrate On Your Future

Listen to what God is saying about our journey. Forget about what’s happened before. He says, don’t think about the past. It’s over. The book’s closed on it. We need to understand that God is far more interested in our future than He is in our past. Some people think that God is stuck on

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Forget About What’s Happened!

Last year some of you said, “ I am going to grow in my relationship with God. I am going to pray more, read my bible more and get more involved in my church. I’m going to spend more quality time with my family.” The list could go on. The truth is, that all of

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