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Give Our Father A Fruitful Heart

Of anything that God could want from me, it is my heart. Proverbs 23:26 says “My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways”. My heart refers to the inner me – my mind, will, and emotions – it is what produces my thoughts, words, and actions. That is what God...

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Actions That Build Better Relationships

What one word describes the actions that build better relationships? KINDNESSThe essential foundation is agape love. In the above verses Paul explains how worthless all of our actions are without it. Then later in the chapter he gives traits or characteristics of love that are essential for better relationships.Kindness is basically love in action. The Greek verb...

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It Takes Boldness

Our theme this year is “who’s your one”. I have been praying for my one and have even had the opportunity to share the Gospel with him recently. However, I was reminded the week leading up to that meeting of the fear that often keeps me from sharing this amazing good news. Why is it...

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Be The Tree

Trees are generally grouped into two classifications based on whether or not they shed their leaves in fall. Those that shed leaves are called deciduous while those with leaves that stay on are called evergreens. There are numerous trees around my house that fall into both classifications. There are many pine trees that stay green...

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Who Needs A Touch From Jesus

I don’t see my doctor as often as I should, but when I do he has numerous questions for me. “How have you been? What brought you here today? What are your symptoms? How long has this been going on? Does it hurt when I push here?” He needs to ask me those questions in...

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I Want That Kind Of Faith

Hebrews 11 is often referred to as “The Hall of Faith” chapter of the Bible. Moses, Abraham, Sarah, Rahab, Noah, and Joseph are just a few of the heroes mentioned in Hebrews 11. These men and women accomplished great things for God in spite of the many hardships they faced. Verses 33-38 clearly spells out...

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Make Every Day A Full Day

Jim Valvano, nicknamed Jimmy V, coached the men’s basketball team at North Carolina State University from 1980-1990. In 1983, against all odds, NC State won the national title against the heavily favored Houston Cougars. The scene at the conclusion of that game is one of the most memorable moments in sports history. Jimmy V, overjoyed...