Thursday, March 21st, 2019

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

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

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

Monday, March 18th, 2019

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

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

“They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household’” (Acts 16:31). That is a bold statement, but one that we can trust for sure. The power of salvation – that when it fully changes us, it will truly impact all of those around us (especially those closest to us).… Read the rest

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

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

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

“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

Monday, March 11th, 2019

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

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

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

Friday, March 8th, 2019

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

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Don’t let any one moment keep you from the greater masterpiece. Paul wrote, “For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever” (2 Corinthians 4:18). That’s good advice.… Read the rest

Monday, March 4th, 2019

If you’re willing to call the shots, then you have to be willing to take them. If you stick your head above the crowd, someone will throw rocks. If you desire to make an investment, be prepared to suffer insult. The bigger the cause, the larger the target you carry. Get it?… Read the rest

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

If you’re not afraid, you’re not courageous. I’m confident we’ve all heard the old adage, “Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the presence of fear, yet the will to go on.” But the key to moving forward is the knowledge that fear cannot grow or die – because it is not living – it’s just there. Thus, the key to change is us. This is why we can move forward in spite of it.… Read the rest

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

If you flirt with temptation, it’ll kill you. I like to say if you flirt, you’re dirt. If you think about it, we spend way too much time trying to get as close as we can to what is wrong rather than giving ourselves to doing what’s right. “Live a life that honors the Lord” (Colossians 1:10).… Read the rest

Friday, March 1st, 2019

If you don’t talk, your marriage will walk. Communication is one of the most important ingredients in a marriage. Research has shown that most problems in a marriage would be resolved quickly if couples would just talk. Even the Bible agrees: “Reliable communication permits progress” (Proverbs 13:17). Author Greville once said, “A wise person never talks to make time; they talk to save it.”… Read the rest

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

If you don’t think about it, you don’t care about it. We must understand that we are what we think. So the great question, then, is what do you think about the most? What do you find yourself meditating on? The Bible says, “As water reflects your face, so your mind shows what kind of person you are” (Proverbs 27:19).… Read the rest

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Lesson from legendary coach Grant Teaff: Never stop being a learner. Everybody who coaches others needs to also have a coach themselves – someone they consistently learn from. Three rules to ensuring this comes to fruition: First, never assume this person – identify them. Second, let them know it. Finally, continually ask questions of them.… Read the rest