Freedom from Fear: It is possible!

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. In this day and season of crisis, fear is working behind every door.  As a Christian leader I see the manifestation of fear constantly […]

A Choice to Rejoice

Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will […]

Thanksgiving – A Pathway Into a Growing Relationship

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. This command from Paul to the Thessalonians is one of a multitude of places and ways in the Scripture where God commands us to be thankful all the time.  Why? Why do you think […]

Growing in Relationship with God – You Can

1 John 3:1-3 See 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. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be […]

Relationship with God – Our Privilege, our Goal!

John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 14:6-7 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father […]

Are You Confident in Your Prayer Life?

Come Before God with a confident boldness… Hebrews 4:15-16. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are —yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, […]

Let’s Fix Our Gaze On Jesus!

Hebrew 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before […]

One Supreme Purpose – To Love God!

Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang […]

Freedom from Religion

Romans 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. My life has seen a dramatic change over the years. […]

Jesus Hates Things that Separate Us!

Mark 11:15-17 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he said, […]

Finding The Treasure God Has For You!

Matthew 13:44-46  “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of […]

The Daily Examen

I want to suggest to you this beautiful, simple tool to create a quiet, restful place in your heart. Find a quiet place. After some time of silence & solitude, remain still and bring three questions to mind. Allow yourself to relax and ask Jesus to help you respond as honestly and simply as you […]

He Helps us in Our Weakness!

Romans 8:26-28 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with […]

What Will Be The Fruit Of Your Life In This Season?

1 Peter 1:6-7 “…Though now for a little while you may have  had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” This verse tells […]

Do Not Lose Heart…

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what […]

Find Rest for Your Soul!

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” In this […]

Who Is Knocking at Your Door?

Revelation 3:20 Here am I! I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.  Many Christians have read this rather famous quote from the book of Revelation.  Few have realized the amazing promises that it holds out […]

Humility, Our Desperate Need!

Philippians 2:2-7 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, … Humility is a place of complete […]

Lord, Teach Me to Pray!

There are many ways to learn how and what to pray.  One of the best ways is simply to allow Jesus’ life to be a model and source of your prayer life.  One of the most dramatic seasons of our Lord’s prayer life was the week before His crucifixion and death for us.  There is so much we […]