Unplugging

So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed.  On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work.  And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work…

The Believers Marathon Part 21 The Finale: Rise Up!

Rise from the dust, O Jerusalem. Sit in a place of honor. Remove the chains of slavery from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.  Isaiah 52:2 The final chapter in the book Run to Win by Christine Caine is all about how winners rise up.  During a race, you can fall down, but that…

The Believers Marathon Part 20: Attitude of Gratitude

Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.  For our God is a devouring fire.  Hebrews 12:28-29 Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step…

The Believers Marathon Part 19: Generosity

The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.  The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.  Proverbs 11:24-25 In the book Run to Win by Christine Caine, she makes the statement that winners are generous.  As we are running…

The Five Excuses That Keep Us From That “Perfect Moment”

He said to another person, “Come, follow me.  The man agreed, but he said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.  But Jesus told him, “Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead!  Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God.  Another said, Yes, Lord, I will follow…

Bitterness or “Betterness”?

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Should we be surprised when trials come our way?? No–They build in us a character that can stand amidst fire or rain and still glorify His name (if we choose the right perspective). But that is the test, isn’t it? Will we become BETTER or just BITTER? This week has…

Instant Gratification Verses Patience

The Lord directs the steps of the godly.  He delights in every detail of their lives.  Psalm 37:23 We live in a world of instant gratification, the world of the quick fix.~Rachael Taylor Rachael Taylor an Australian actor known for being in the first Transformers movie knows something about hard work and struggling.  Just as…

The Believers Marathon Part 17: Passion!

Are they servants of Christ?  I know I sound like a madman, but I have served him far more!  I have worked harder, been put in prison more often, been whipped times without number, and faced death again and again.  Five different times the Jewish leaders gave me thirty-nine lashes.  Three times I was beaten…