I will rejoice in the truth- I love doing it God’s way! The truth will always draw me towards you. I am not alone. I don’t want you to be alone. I trust the bible not my feelings. I want what is best for you not for me. Truth never truly hurts anyone. I want to know your heart not force you to do & be what I want. God’s way is best in every situation. I want you experience God in all his fullness. I will be kind by: Seeing your needs. Sympathize with your pain. Seize the m
"Confidence overcomes fear. Lack of confidence can lead to paralysis from fear. Fear of failure. To succeed, you need the confidence to face and overcome your fears. Believe in themselves. Self-confidence means believing in yourself." - Victoria Anderson "There is one particular component of leadership that is so important, so necessary, that without it, leadership cannot exist. That component is confidence. Self-confidence is the fundamental basis from which leadership grows
Change usually comes from Inspiration or Desperation. Change of Ownership happens in a moment. Christ owns me, my life, my future. "What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go. “Which of the two did what his father wante
Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
When will you get up from your sleep?
A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man. - Proverbs 6:6-9 As vinegar to the teeth an
My direction becomes clear when I face obstacles by: 1. Rejoicing "Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance." - James 1:2-3 2. Being Convinced God’s direction is clear. He is perfecting me. "And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." - James 1:4 3. Asking God for understanding and what to do next. "But if any of you lacks wisdom,
"So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world." - Galatians 4:3 I measure myself against some kind of standard. I consistently repeat to myself, “I ought to or I should.” "For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alterna
Ecclesiastes 4:4-8 4 And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. 5 Fools fold their hands
and ruin themselves.
6 Better one handful with tranquillity
than two handfuls with toil
and chasing after the wind. 7 Again I saw something meaningless under the sun: 8 There was a man all alone;
he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
yet his eyes
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteo
"I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this throug
This week Pastor Chris will wrap up the series called Release, “Experiencing Childlike Joy in an Adult World.” The key to each message has been to repent or let go of something that has grabbed a hold of you and is stealing your joy. What has it done to your life to let go of arguing and grabbing a hold of thankfulness, to let go of hurtful actions and crazy expectations in your relationships, to let go of the fears that cause anxiety and grab ahold of God’s promises, to let
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4:8-9 1. WHATEVER IS TRUE. The word means, “true as to fact ... it denotes the actuality of a thing. The “true” is that w
Don’t worry. Dad’ll fix it. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4 Unveil the mystery of your desires. Make them known to God. Share your a
Here is the podcast and notes to go along with this Sunday's message: “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the