Where Do You Want to Sit in God’s Kingdom?

“But the Lord said to her, ‘My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42 NLT) In your mind what is the most important thing you do forContinue reading “Where Do You Want to Sit in God’s Kingdom?”

When I Realized How Rich I Am

“The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.” (Mark 4:18-19 NLT) God’s plan and desire is that we live fruitfulContinue reading “When I Realized How Rich I Am”

The Needs Behind the Deeds

“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.” (Ephesians 4:29 NLT) What’s your story? Everyone has one and depending on where you are in your walk with Jesus, it’s very likely effecting every avenue and dimensionContinue reading “The Needs Behind the Deeds”

Whose Kingdom Are You Seeking?

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:33 NLT) Imagine you are lost in the forest. You had a little bit of water and a few energy bars, but they’re long gone. The days turn into nights and now you’re without energy,Continue reading “Whose Kingdom Are You Seeking?”

The Gift of Christ’s Cleansing Blood (Part 2)

“It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.” (1 Peter 1:19 NLT) In yesterday’s post I wrote: “His life-sustaining blood has washed every stain from our heart and life, enabling us to do and be for Him and with Him anything He desires us to do and be. Yes, butContinue reading “The Gift of Christ’s Cleansing Blood (Part 2)”

Fruitfulness Grows Out of Faithfulness

“For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in Me.” (John 15:4b NLT) What is fruitfulness? Which plants bear fruit? Healthy plants, right? What is required for a plant to become and remain healthy? I understand this is an oversimplification, but theyContinue reading “Fruitfulness Grows Out of Faithfulness”

Keeping Short Accounts with People and with God

“…settle your differences quickly.” (Matthew 5:25a NLT) There is a principle that I learned early in my walk with God that has proven helpful across the years. The principle is to keep short accounts with people and with God. What does that mean? It means if you’re having an issue with someone, don’t wait forContinue reading “Keeping Short Accounts with People and with God”

Making Time to Pray

“Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.” (Revelation 5:8b NLT) God listens to and cares about the prayers of His people. Years ago, I heard a story about a person who went to heaven. They were given a tour and shown allContinue reading “Making Time to Pray”

As A New Year Begins

“Let love be your highest goal!” (1 Corinthians 14:1 NLT) With the new year often comes thoughts of “New Year’s Resolutions.” The work-out centers will be full for a few weeks, the frig will be stocked with healthy choices that will end up being given away or thrown out. Yes, you guessed it. I’m notContinue reading “As A New Year Begins”

Is Seeking God’s Kingdom Your Top Priority?

“Set your heart first on His Kingdom and His goodness…” (Matthew 6:33a – Phillips) In yesterday’s Post we looked at what it means to “Seek” God’s Kingdom, by earnestly and consistently PURSUING God through thorough and persistent study and investigation. Desiring Him above all else, in a similar way as you would desire someone withContinue reading “Is Seeking God’s Kingdom Your Top Priority?”