A New Focus

It’s time for a new focus, which means getting in touch with the Father’s heart.  It means looking at what He’s looking at, and taking to heart the way He see things.  It means speaking what He speaks.  It means full agreement with God!  Any thought or word you utter should align with His thoughts…

Compassion for Angry People

Moment after moment, there those who wait in desperation, especially unbelievers.  They look for salvation from their circumstances, but find they have no hope.  Emotions often control their attitude.  In one moment, fear grips their heart, and in another, anger floods them in order to find empowerment over the fear.  Anxiety plagues their mind, while…

Humility or Self-loathing?

Everyone has been knit together in the womb by same One who created the universe.  Each has been created in His image.  This simple truth alone should affirm each and every individual on the planet; but instead, the majority has no clue because their identity has been stolen.  They don’t know who they are meant…

Being Judged by Others

Overwhelmingly, people who allow others to act as their judges, find themselves questioning their own faith.  When they compare their “Christianity” to the opinions of others, they begin to second guess their relationship with God.  What makes things worse is that they get duped into the works of the flesh.  They get trapped into doing…

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Everyone has heard of self-talk.  You know, what we tell ourselves, and the ways we speak those things.  It’s what we tell the one in the mirror what we think about him or her, and how he or she reflects back what we said.  It is important to monitor those conversations with ourselves, because they…

Questions

From time to time, we’ve all asked the question, “why?”  It is one question that can actually hinder our walk of faith, because in some cases, it genders a victim mentality.  Yes, “why” can be appropriate when gaining understanding in the things of the Lord.  It’s inquisitive, and does not question God’s intentions toward us. …

Designed to Believe

We are designed to believe.  We are created in the image of God, and therefore, created to walk by faith.  God Himself has faith.  As it is written, “For what? If some did not believe, will not their unbelief nullify the faith of God (Romans 3:3)?”  This is why there’s a part of us that…

Relationship or Rules

Have you ever considered that rules are for the faithless?  A relationship based on rules instead of love is void of faith.  In fact, it’s not a relationship; or at least not an intimate one.  If anything, it’s a business relationship that tends to center on fear rather than faith.  Even “the Law is not…

Crippled Faith

What cripples faith and makes churches ineffective for the Kingdom?  The things of the world that preeminence in the heart of Christians. 1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because all that is in…

Humility, Confidence, Grace

Grace should cause us to be both humble and yet confident.  When we understand grace empowers us to do the things we cannot do in our own strength, we will not be confident in ourselves.  It will, however, cause us to be confident in Him Who lives in us.  We cannot afford to become haughty…