Saturday, December 25th, 2021

The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize Him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.’ Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of Heaven—praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in highest Heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased’” (Luke 2:11-14). Merry Christmas. Enjoy your family and the presence of the Lord.… Read the rest

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Don’t sacrifice yourself for the possibility of becoming effective. Your effectiveness is yourself. God knew exactly who He needed to do what you are doing. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself. Jesus said that we will ultimately love our neighbor the way we love ourselves. If you’re not careful, you can win a battle, but lose the war.… Read the rest

Monday, December 20th, 2021

The Old Testament covenant covered our sin so that we could enter His presence. That’s what we call being healthy. But the New Testament covenant removed our sin so He could enter our presence. That’s what we call being holy. Healthy things still die, my friends. Holy things live forever. Thank You, Jesus!… Read the rest

Sunday, December 19th, 2021

Have you ever considered the importance of the Israelites crossing the Jordan that day? If they didn’t, they would have lived to die, but instead they chose to cross, which meant they died to live. Think about that. It’s the difference between running to exist and running to win. Yes, they had to face the giants in the land – but I think they understood it’s spelled with a little ‘g.’ Their God is spelled with a capital ‘G.’… Read the rest

Friday, December 17th, 2021

The Bible tells us that God can do “far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams” (Ephesians 3:20). For me, I believe that. That’s not my problem. You see, we all can dream. But the question is do we have the courage to act upon them? Life doesn’t happen by chance; it happens by choice.… Read the rest

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

“God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible – what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves” (A. W. Tozer). Imagine if somehow, in some way, we could position ourselves to see what God sees. Imagine in light of that we could then grasp our call. I truly believe that God is up to something, and He knew when you needed to be on planet earth to ensure that His will got done.… Read the rest

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

Life is not defined by what you get, but by what you give. Who can you serve today? Who needs your encouragement and friendship today? Over time, people tend to forget what others have accomplished, but they never forget a warm smile, a friendly touch, or words of encouragement. If you hold people at a distance, it’s true they can’t HURT you, but the bad news is they can’t HELP you, either.… Read the rest

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Our job, as a leader, is to help others remove the elephants in their lives. But, before we can do for others, we must be first willing to do for ourselves – face our own elephants. Is there an elephant you’ve been unwilling to face? True freedom is not found without, but always within. “The greatest challenge in leadership is not leading others; it’s learning to lead one’s self.”… Read the rest

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

It’s easier to act your way into feeling than feel your way into action. This is the key to discipline. Too often we let our feelings be our guide. The only problem is we can’t trust them – they change like the wind. This is why Paul told us to walk in the Spirit and “put no confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3).… Read the rest