So when I read 1 Timothy 1:15-16 the other day, I was brought to tears because I remember those days, those years that I didn’t have it altogether- though I had a personal relationship with Him; I remember those seasons in my life that were filled with bad choices, negative decisions, confusion, hatred, unforgiveness, disobedience…and the list (believe you me) could keep going.
Today I want to encourage you to trust God, even in the midst of uncertainty and in the middle of a pandemic- we have to trust the mastery of God! His thoughts and intentions towards us is good, so why not embrace the fact that the God of the universe is aligning all the eventsContinue reading “Do you trust the mastery of God?”
Seriously! The very thing I ran from for years on end, came to pass…
Can I ask, have you been resting with the Lord? In my time of prayer, the Lord reminded me, as I learned last week, that He is the Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28) and that He has gifted us with times and seasons of rest. It all dawned on me this morning when IContinue reading “Need a Break?”
I’d like to believe that I am a lot more humble and selfless than I actually am. I’d like to believe that I think of others more than I think about myself. As kind and gentle as I am towards people, and as comfortable as I make others feel who come into my home orContinue reading “Lessons from the Pulpit Part Two: Positioning our Heart”
I once heard a man say, “If Jesus was to visit some of our churches today, we’d have to give Him a complete orientation. We’d have to explain to Him what an usher is, why we have a board of directors, and help Him become a bit more acquainted with our Sunday morning program; ourContinue reading “Lessons from the Pulpit: Plug into the Power Source”
If most of us were to be honest, we would agree that merely living is not enough. Rather, most of us want to live meaningful lives. Most of us want to live prosperous lives!
I’ve always hated the idea of religion. I just think, too many rules, too many mandates and just too many important people! So as I began this journey on getting to know God for myself through the scriptures, my ideas around religion is shifting.
Never in a million years did I think I’d be the one. I never thought I’d fit into the role of a minister. Maybe someone else, maybe someone more qualified, but certainly not me!’ Those were my initial sentiments when I was called into the eldership role at my local church. As feelings of ‘notContinue reading “The Messed Up ‘Cookie-Cutter’ Life”