The Day of the Lord “For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head” (Obadiah 1.15 ESV). “The day of the Lord” is seen as declaration of the coming Messiah in both His first coming (which happened over 2000 years ago) and His final coming (which will happen in the final days). Jesus is our Messiah. When He first entered the earth, He broke His body, spilling out His atoning blood onto the earth. Because of the Finished work Continue reading
“Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.” – Proverbs 14.4 (NLT). If we complain about the mess that comes with our calling, we are in essence begrudging the purpose that God has given us. Every purpose will have its problems. Every portion of territory God entrust to us will have its mishaps. There’s no way around it. When we pray for God to expand our sphere of influence, we might as well also pray for more battles to overcome, more fires to put out and more needs to be met. Without Continue reading
I’m honored to introduce my new book, Fitness, Food & Faith. The past four months for me have been an intense training of health and fitness and how my faith is the core of both. God gave me a message to share, and I have been obedient (never perfect) to give that message with discernment, research and wisdom. I can think of no better way to introduce my book than to offer you my book’s concluding thoughts. I wrote from the heart, so that we as God’s Children would be blessed, encouraged and motivated. I hope it inspires every person who reads Continue reading
“I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.” -Psalm 63.6 NLT Meditation has become such a confusing word in our culture that its meaning and purpose seem mysterious to many of us. However, meditation simply means a continued or extended thought and reflection. We can meditate on ourselves, on a television show, on homework, on our children, on our worries, doubts and insecurities. We can literally meditate on anything in this world—good or bad. The highest form of meditation we can achieve, however, is meditating on God. We can meditate on God because of Jesus’ sacrifice Continue reading
Why did God put the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden if He knew it would separate us from Him? Why did He seemingly lead us to failure? “And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” – Genesis 2.8-9
Here is the link to the video on my You Tube Channel. Are you carrying your dirty underwear for Christ? It’s not about staying obedient to a cause; it’s about staying obedient to Christ! “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22.42).
God will roll down the window in our lives to remind us of His protection. “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” (Deuteronomy 30.19).
Don’t accept the bag of poop: Video Blog 5. “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” – 1 Corinthians 10.13
When we let go of our insecurities, doubts, fears and negative self-talk, we are better able to “Go out on a limb for Christ” and be obedient to His call! “Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.’” – Luke 19.9