God is Our Strength…

God is our strengthPaul writes, Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, or because of these surpassingly great revelations. 

Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three

Successful as a christian

What is being successful? How can we be successful? Isn’t that what all of us want? Don’t we all want to be happy and satisfied with what we reached in our lives? Yes we do! We want to be successful, happy and satisfied. But what does God say at this particular matter?

In Proverbs 16:3 the Bible says, “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” So basically you are saying we can do anything praise God for

Our Time on Earth…

Our Time on EarthA person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, Ecclesiastes 2:24-26a

Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful than ten rulers in a city. Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what

Victory in Christ Jesus

Victory in Christ JesusSee what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him (Jesus)Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see

New Year

For some people year 2014 was filled suffering and loss. A year to forget. A year of sleepless nights, divorce and evictions. A year when their minds and outlook on life were in dark places. Jesus don’t want you to stay in dark places. Why? He wants you to have an abundance life, a hope and a future. Don’t sit there wishing the year 2015 away. You must seek His kingdom and all things

A waitress’ question about my marriage

We do things we enjoy together

We do things we enjoy together

I took my wife out to eat recently. When our waitress found out we were celebrating our anniversary, she asked what was the secret to our staying together for so long.  We talked about little things, like we each had our own tube of toothpaste so it didn’t matter whether one of us squeezed from the middle or

Forgive

Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you. (Colossians 3:13KJV)

Forbearing means showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment.ᶦ

Forgiving means providing absolution.²

Life is not fair when family fight against family but in all the fighting the scriptures tell us to show patience and restrain our resentment but to provide absolution to others. We need to provide a way

The Savior of All People…

The SaviorI, even I, am the Lord (Jesus), and apart from me there is no savior. Isaiah 43:11

And I will appoint him (Jesus) to be my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth. I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail. I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure. Psalm 89:27-29

(Isaiah was written 800 years before Jesus) A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for

Press On to Win the Prize…

Press onYou have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. Psalm 139:1-4

Paul writes, We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I

God doesn’t do things in a vacuum

One of life’s difficult experiences is to work for a boss who makes decisions in a vacuum. By that I mean that (s)he will make a decision without knowing all of the facts. Or, (s)he may put together a team to analyze all available data and recommend a course of action only to ignore the team and make the decision himself/herself – even while the team is still deliberating.

Another trait this type of boss tends to have is