Friday, December 13, 2013


Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

 1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV)

The distinguishing mark of the Christian who is running on course is holiness. We are called to live holy lives. The idea behind holiness isn’t perfection, for none of us are, nor should we pretend to be. Holiness simply means, “Reserved for God.” It means that our lives are meant for God and should not be polluted by things that dishonor Him. John tells us to beware of carnality, materialism and self-centeredness. Don’t set your course by what pleases your flesh, fills your pocket or inflates your pride. A holy life is a life reserved for God and off limits to the devil.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Today's Scripture:

Lamentations 3:22-23 () 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning;great is your faithfulness. #Bible

Today's Verse:

Colossians 3:15 () 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. #Bible

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Day after day, it seems there are trials that sneak into our lives, putting a damper on the day. Though my trials seem insignificant in comparison to some, I’ve seen death, unemployment, failed relationships, sickness, and abuse hit too close to home. Finding joy amidst trials is often the last emotion we expect.

Recognizing and understanding that a trial is “sent by God and serving to test or prove one’s character, faith, holiness” gives a different perspective to the “why me?” question. Per the Scripture, trials produce steadfastness, which is defined as “a patient enduring, sustaining, perseverance.” Upon understanding these two words, the trials we endure begin to take on additional meaning as related to the purpose we are each uniquely given by God.

Through trials in my life, I have learned to be steadfast and to realize that there is still joy in the everyday, that I can and will endure, and that my character will reflect Jesus more than it did before the trial if I am obedient. Ultimately, no matter the circumstance, we are instructed to continue to reflect the joy of Christ. My prayer is that no matter how big or small a trial comes across our path, we would seek comfort in Jesus alone and reflect the joy He alone can give.

Prayer: Father, give us your joy and peace even in difficult circumstances. Thank you for your promise to be with us always, and help us remember your presence during times of trial. Amen

Friday, June 21, 2013


And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24,25 (NIV)

Regular church attendance is important for all Christians. When we go to church it’s a place where we can receive encouragement and prayers. Fellowship in the House of God is vital for your health as well as your spiritual well-being. It keeps you focused and encourages others to run the race that is set before them. So encourage each other to attend church faithfully. It’s not only for you; it’s for others who need you.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.

Joshua 1:7 NKJV

The way to prosperity is found in His Word. How many times have we started out in the right direction only to take a detour, and we end up at a different destination, or we face a roadblock? Many Christians have started out good by obeying the Word concerning God’s prosperity. But when they don’t see the results in a “microwave” manner, they abandon God’s way and take a detour only to end up at a different destination. Take no detours and stick to God’s Word.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.

Romans 12:9-10 (NKJV)

Everyone can discern someone who is wearing a mask. We need to be sincere in our love towards others. You show your love by your actions. We always hear about tough love, but that isn’t the only love. God’s Word says to honor one another by giving preference to each other. Esteem others higher than yourself, even if they don’t deserve it. In like manner you are allowing the fragrance of Christ to flow through you.