The Mountain of Self: Our Persistent Enemy

Memorize and Meditate Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell […]

The Spirit Empowers

Memorize and Meditate “For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.” (Romans 8:13, NIV) Soak your Heart We cannot live the Christian life by our own power. By nature, we are shot through with sin. […]

Relationship: The Key Component to a Fruitful Life

Scripture: Romans 6:11, NLT “So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.” (Romans 6:11, NLT) This is an incredible statement to be making to the believer in Jesus Christ. By his sacrifice Jesus Christ has made us dead to the power of […]

The Power to Love is Sourced in the Holy Spirit

Scripture: Romans 5:5, NIV “…And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5, NIV) It is only through God’s power that we can love others in the way he desires. This is confirmed by […]

Open My Eyes

Scripture: Psalm 119:18, ESV “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” (Psalm 119:18, ESV) To understand the Word of God, we need special revelation from God through the Holy Spirit. Revelation and transparency are the hallmarks in any relationship. Jesus promised that both he and the Father would make […]

By the Spirit

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 13:14, NKJV “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.” (2 Corinthians 13:14, NKJV) It is almost impossible to live life without encountering stress, fear, anxiety, and worry. But all of the above—the grace of Jesus, […]

Seals, Reveals, and Deals

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:9–10, NLT “That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.’ But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything […]

The Path to Personal Peace, Part 1

Scripture: Philippians 4:9, NIV “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 4:9, NIV) What an example to follow! How many people could make that statement about themselves? Just put into practice what you have seen […]

Open Our Eyes!

Scripture: Psalm 119:18, NIV “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” (Psalm 119:18, NIV) Scripture has a lot to say about eyes. Where we focus our eyes is important; they can lead us astray or they can keep our attention of the goals God has places in front of us. […]

Are you Kingdom Employed?

Scripture: Joshua 13:1, ESV “Now Joshua was old and advanced in years, and the Lord said to him, “You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land to possess.” (Joshua 13:1, ESV) The words still apply today: “…and there remains yet very much land to possess.” Many people have not […]