Sunday, June 30, 2013
Do you find yourself being overwhelmed on a regular basis?
Do you feel sometimes that you just can't get ahead or even keep up?
The prophet Micah felt this way. I recently saw this version from the Message “I’m overwhelmed with sorrow! Sunk in a swamp of despair! … But me, I’m not giving up. I’m sticking around to see what God will do. I’m waiting for God to make things right.” Micah 7:1 & 7
Pushing through the hard things in life is sometimes the only way to get through them. Remember that you never have to go through life's storms and valleys alone! Jesus will not only endure with you, but has something spectacular waiting for you at the end of the tunnel.
Be wise today and always - be secure as you endure - God wins at the end every time.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Believing in Christ and becoming the man or woman of God that He intends for you to be. Until you achieve that you will never be the spouse, sibling, child, parent, grandparent, or friend that you should be for others. I am
Leaving in this case does refer to growing up and becoming and adult. Taking on the responsibilities of honoring God in your relationship. Looking upward and forward - not behind!
Cleaving means literally two becoming one. I look at this as a mandate to all believers. When people see us they should be looking at someone who has "put Jesus on" and is now a new creation. The old is gone, and in it's place is one who honors God in all they think, say, do, and believe.
Be wise today and always - Believe in, Leave the old, and Cleave to your new life in Christ.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Have you ever felt like that?
Have you ever tried to love, care, and nurture someone only for them to cause you harm?
If you've ever been in ministry or Christian service you know what I mean. Sometimes it is the people closes to us that try to "take a bite" out of you! But, before we start throwing a pity party let's look at it from God's perspective.
How many times have we hurt Him or not shown our appreciation for all He does for us?
I'm glad He keeps loving and feeding us. Don't you? Jesus said the greatest thing we can do is to love God with all we have. That includes showing our gratitude to Him, and those whom helped us along our Christian journey.
Be wise today and always - Tell Jesus and someone else today how much you appreciate them, and maybe apologize for the times you "snapped" at them.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” 21 “Woman,”Jesus replied,
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Jesus told him,
Monday, June 24, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Do you ever feel that no one is listening to you? Maybe you've felt that what you have to say is not important? Take heart! God hears you, and He wants to hear what you have to say.
Jesus said in
John 11:41-42 41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
Not only is God an active listener, but He has things to say that we need to hear.
Are you listening?
Be wise today and always - pay attention to what God is telling you.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Be wise today and always - be faithful to the One who is always faithful.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
We see in the Bible where Jesus asks his disciples why were they so dense? Again it is a case of being our own worst enemy. It doesn't have to be that way. All the knowledge, direction, and wisdom of God are available to us through the Holy Spirit and God's Word.
Do you know the Bible? Are you plugged in to the Jesus?
It will help your common sense and it certainly can cure foolishness.
Be wise today and always - seek God's counsel before you act..
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
Be wise today and always - be a worker approved of God.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Be wise today and always - love your Father.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds. 21 That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. 22 But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen— 23 that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Don't you think trusting and having faith in the God of yesterday, today, and the future is a good thing to do?
Be wise today and always - today consider your life through the eyes, heart, and mind of Christ. It will change your perspective.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
At the same time he wrote:
Be wise today and always - choose what is right and honoring to God.
I consider that our present sufferings are
not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Be wise today and always - learn from your mistakes.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Read the account of
Be wise today and always - choose what God has said is good.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Man’s sin took that away. God gave us “free-choice”. It is impossible to truly love unless you have a choice. God loves us that much.
Be wise today and always - realize love and salvation are found only in Christ.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
One attribute would have to be that he applies justice. Part of justice is punishment for breaking the law.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Over the next few days we will attempt to answer this question using the Bible. There will be Hard Answers -might not be too popular, Head Answers -those that make logical sense, and Heart Answers to this question that might make you feel better about the pain you’ve experienced.
Be wise today and always - seek your answers from the One who knows and is truth.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Have you ever felt like that?
You just can't take any more hurt, pain, or change in your life. I think we all have. Maybe you feel like that now. David in the Bible did, but he came to this freeing truth.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
What you fear most will determine whether you merely save for the future or give for the future.”
Let me ask you a simple question: If the Holy Spirit left your ministry today, how long would it take for you to find out?
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Be wise today and always - allow someone's words stir your heart for God.
Monday, June 3, 2013
The truth is:
Everyone is a leader.
You need to lead where you are.
Everyone wins when a leader gets better.
These quotes are from Willow Creek's Global Leadership Summit. This year the conference will be August 8 and 9. I encourage you to try to attend one of the 120 different venues around the country. The closest on to me is Ocean Grove, NJ.
Be proactive in growing as a leader. Read, sit under good leaders, be active, and remember that God has a plan to use you. If you let Him.
Be wise today and always - grow as a leader in Christ.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Based only on their observation of nature, each other, and the knowledge God puts in all people, they came to several conclusions.
1. There were good and evil spirits at work in this world.
2. There is a God who created everything.
3. God was still involved in their lives.
Amazing! Once we got past the differences in language it was easy to witness to them. They wanted to know about God's plan for them, and how to fight evil. Before we left over 90% had accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!
Be wise today and always - people know there is evil, share the goodness of God with them today.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Quite the claim in a world that 70% of the population does not believe in Christ. It's not the only time this claim was made. Jesus shared how difficult it was, and there is only one way.
A bold and potentially offensive assertion. But a question that everyone human being asks in their minds and heart. The Bible makes the answer clear - Jesus does provide a way to heaven.
12Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." – Acts 4:12
Be wise today and always - praise God for His love and sacrifice.