My strength is made perfect in weakness

Have you ever walked through a time in your life when you felt mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually drained? Maybe you are in a season where you are suffering from physical difficulties or ailments. Maybe you are a new parent and you are physically exhausted. Maybe you are moving, or starting a new job and…

Listening Prayers

When we think about praying, we generally think it means talking to God. Jesus teaches us to pray in the gospels telling us, “When you pray, say…”. Jesus tells us to talk to the Father and to ask for things like forgiveness, our daily bread, and temptation. Is there another side to prayer we are…

Hopeful

Every year I ask Jesus for a word of the year. This year’s word: hope. Hope is a state of expectancy for things to come. We are expectant about God’s plans for our lives and we trust that he has good purposed for us. The Lord spoke through the prophet Jeremiah saying, “For I know…

Seek first the Kingdom

  God has put something on my heart for the past couple of weeks, so I wanted to share it with all of you guys. A verse from Matthew 6:33 has been marinating in my spirit, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”…

He’s in the Waiting

Have you ever been waiting for a break through and you just don’t see God moving? Have you done all that you can and are waiting for something to shift? I think we can all relate to going through a season of waiting. Maybe we are waiting for a job, a health report, or waiting…

You Were Made for This

Four years ago, I did one of the hardest things I have ever done. I went on a mission trip to the Amazon Rainforest for the purpose of building churches in remote villages. During this trip I did hard labor from sunrise to sunset, I was extremely sick, contracted worms, and got an acid burn from a…

Our Daily Bread

Give us today our daily bread. {Matthew 6:11}  The Lord’s prayer is probably one of the most quoted pieces of scripture. It is uttered everyday by believers all across the world and I know that I have prayed it countless times. I have always looked at the line that says, “Give us today our daily bread,” as…

The Fruit of the Spirit

A life is not a life, unless it is devoted to the service of others. It is in our actions towards others, that our heart for our Father is revealed. We are commanded to, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with…

Seek Me and Find Me

Most of our lives we are distracted. We are constantly stimulated by the electronics in our hands and the lists in our heads. We want to feel close to God, but we only seek him on Sundays. Sound familiar? These things are true of most modern churchgoers and they are causing us to feel distant and…

Clothe Yourself With Kindness

We spend so much time thinking about what we will wear, what makeup we will put on, and how we will fix our hair. What if we spent just as much time thinking about our attitudes and actions? What if everyday before we left the house, we clothed ourselves with kindness?