Tag: encouragement

In my mind or in my heart

Recently I was reading a book and I read a quote that struck me. “You could memorize the entire Bible and be able to discuss minute issues of biblical scholarship and yet fail to experience the truths found in its pages” (Seven Realities for Experiencing God: How to Know and Do the Will of God).

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When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons you make lemonade, right? That is unless you are Paul and Silas.  When life gave them lemons that prayed and sang hymns to God. I wonder what would happen if when life gave us lemons we would have the same response as Paul and Silas. Let’s look back at Acts

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Intentionally Being Known

So last week, we talked about my journey towards being known (The Journey Continues) I told you about my goal for this week, to speak up two times during small group times. You know what happened, it actually happened but something even crazier happened, my heart did not start racing, and I did not feel

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Vision, Hope and The Zombies

“Where there is no vision the people perish but he that keepeth the law happy is he” Proverbs 29:18

Adopted by God

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 NLT We have been called the children of God. He has adopted us into his family, made us an heir with Christ,

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Obedience is better than sacrifice

Remember Saul, we talked about him a few weeks ago. You can read it here. He was anointed as the first king of Israel, today we are going to talk about when God rejected him as king.  So lets take a journey back into the Old Testament. We are going to head to 1 Samuel 15,

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Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor, show them they are valued….