OVERCOME Do you need to overcome anything this morning? I’m meditating on this scripture this morning: “And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death.” ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭AMP‬‬ They overcame and conquered him. Who? The accuser of the brethren. The one who...

SEATED Have you ever been to a 3D movie? It makes you feel as if you are in the middle of the action. If the movie is a thriller, you can become so enthralled in the movie that you find yourself flinching when danger hits. For a second, you forgot you were safe in the movie theater. Let me tell you a secret. If you are in Christ, the world...

You Have a Green Light We carry the fragrance of Christ everywhere we go – work, school, the grocery store. Our spiritual gifts are not restricted to “church” use only. The spiritual gifts that were graciously given to us should be lavished upon the community in which we live. As a matter of fact, I believe our gifts are more effectively used in the community than within the church. Unfortunately,...

SUSTAINED It’s is His Word that is sustaining me.  His Word is giving me hope.  His Word is feeding me.  So many nights I go to bed thinking, “tomorrow I’m quitting every thing”, only to be encouraged by His Word that next morning. I’m clinging to His promise “this will work together for my good.” I’m declaring His truth, “His grace is sufficient.” I’m singing, “He is for me.” I’m...

Navigating This Political Season Anyone else ready for the political ads to end? No matter your political view, the ads give you the impression if the wrong person is chosen, all will be lost. But let me give you a moment of truth. Our hope is not on the right or the left. Our future doesn’t lie in an elephant or a donkey. Our Kingdom is not in Washington. Friends,...

The Conversation “My grace is sufficient, my daughter.” But I’m tired. I’m sleep deprived and my to-do list continues to grow. “My Grace is sufficient, my daughter.” But I’m tired of people. I’m finding it hard to be gracious. I have no patience for whining. “My Grace is sufficient, my daughter.” I feel like I’m not doing anything well – Work. Ministry. Wifing. I’m drowning. “My Grace is sufficient, my...

Breaking News: The Antichrist is here! Who are you picturing? Is it one of the Presedential candidates? Actually, this is not breaking news. The spirit of the Antichrist has been in the world since Jesus ascended to the Father: “Every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming; even now it is already in the...

First Steps Have you ever felt unprepared to do something? That’s how I felt yesterday right before I was to teach Bible Study. We are reading through the book of I Peter. The scripture for the night was difficult. It seemed to contradict what I had taught previously and I knew some in the group would read it and feel condemned. I prayed and asked God for revelation but I...

He is an AND God This morning, as I read through my daily reading, I noticed the Holy Spirit was pricking my heart about how I think about money. When I read I Kings 10, I was offended at the opulence and frivolity of Solomon’s wealth. As I read about his decorating style, my thought was, “What a waste. That money could be used to feed the poor.” Next, I...

Living Holy and Obediently

How do you teach holiness without evoking feelings of guilt? How do you teach obedience without legalism? You begin by teaching the Love of God, the faithful, unconditional, unstoppable, unfailing, uncompromising love of God. You remind people that God’s love doesn’t ebb and flow with their behavior. He loves you because you are His masterpiece. Secondly, remind them of power of the cross. Because of the cross, sin is no...