True friends are a blessing from God. We need them in our life to speak truth and walk through the valleys.
We are masters of not listening and shutting others off. Let’s determine to listen when others come in love to turn us back towards Christ and away from sin.
Communication is an important aspect of encouraging change in others, and having others encourage change in us. Communication is necessary. Let’s be diligent to improve our skills and function out of a heart of love in order to effect spiritual change in the lives of those we minister to.
There is no other name that contains the power of the name of Jesus. It is the only name that can save us, heal us, and transform us.
Our thoughts often determine our attitude, our actions, our emotions. We need to take our thoughts captive and stand on the truth found in God’s Word. We fail, but we have hope in Him. His faithfulness and love towards us never cease.
There is a great passage in Scripture. It is found in Mark 6:1-6. Jesus has been out doing ministry and returns to His hometown. On the Sabbath, as He is teaching in the synagogue, the listeners begin to wonder where He got His wisdom and the ability to perform miracles. All they truly see when [...]
When I was a kid, my friend had a pin she wore that said, “Run for fun.” Snoopy was on it, running. I never understood that... I never thought running was fun. It was hard work. It made me sweat and breathe hard. Nope. Nothing fun about that! However, the results of running were envious. [...]
Clarity. It is the one thing most often missing in communication. We believe we have effectively communicated only to find out later, we were misunderstood. Our hurt was mistaken for anger. Our concern was mistaken for judgment. Our passion was mistaken for reckless pursuit. And, in return, we misunderstand the communication that is given back [...]
The truth is, it's never been about me...or you. We sort of live like it is though. We put everything through the lens of "us." We choose our church based on how we feel: Did we like it? Did the music minister to us? Did the preacher preach like we like? We’re we greeting and [...]
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourself. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully [...]