What Is Your Legacy?

“’…For I know the plans I have for you,‘ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT) When you think of your legacy to those you’ll one day leave behind, how do you envision that “gift?” An inheritance that mayContinue reading “What Is Your Legacy?”

God’s Plans

“So I arrived in Jerusalem. Three days later, I slipped out during the night, taking only a few others with me. I had not told anyone about the plans God had put in my heart for Jerusalem.” (Nehemiah 2:11-12a NLT) Nehemiah was the cupbearer of King Artaxerxes and had apparently done a great job, becauseContinue reading “God’s Plans”

Pleasures Never Lie

“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” (Philippians 2:13 NLT) Pleasure can be the playground of the devil or the canvas upon which God’s presence is painted more clearly on our heart. Physical pleasure is fleeting yet can become intoxicating for those who seekContinue reading “Pleasures Never Lie”

What Does Satisfaction in God Mean?

“If you love your father or mother more than you love Me, you are not worthy of being Mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than Me, you are not worthy of being Mine. If you refuse to take up your cross and follow Me, you are not worthy of being Mine.Continue reading “What Does Satisfaction in God Mean?”

The Value of Doubt

“When they saw Him, they worshiped Him – but some of them doubted!” (Matthew 28:17 NLT) There are times in our walk with Jesus when what we see with our eyes doesn’t correlate with what we “see” with our mind. I think of the time after Corrie ten Boom had been freed from her NaziContinue reading “The Value of Doubt”

Why Faith In Jesus Is So Vital

“God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT) Faith is a subject that can drive wedges between peopleContinue reading “Why Faith In Jesus Is So Vital”

Before You Press “Send”

“Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church.” (Ephesians 4:15 NLT) Have you ever said something, then, often before the words cleared your lips, wished you hadn’t said it? Or you see something on Facebook that soContinue reading “Before You Press “Send””

Where Will You Spend Eternity?

“And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.” (1 John 5:11-12 NLT) While this may be a question that’s already been answered for you, there are likelyContinue reading “Where Will You Spend Eternity?”

Taking Responsibility for Your Own Heart

“That is why I use these parables, for they look, but they don’t really see. They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand.” (Matthew 13:13 NLT) Is it too much of an understatement to say there are things about God we can’t understand? And is it too great a stretch to believe there areContinue reading “Taking Responsibility for Your Own Heart”

What’s Your View?

“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s Kingdom. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!” (Matthew 13:43 NLT) While on a mission’s trip to Mexico a few of us decided to maximize our free time by climbing a mountain. Our time was limited so we wanted to get asContinue reading “What’s Your View?”