Monday, January 23, 2023
Keep pushing, keep fighting the good fight, keep running the race, keep going against the odds because, the odds are wrong. God is on your side even at times when we feel alone and in the darkness. Look to the light, seek and you will find, trust in the Lord and you will not be disappointed. God is working to use you where you are to give your strength, to grow your faith, to help you trust Him more, and to show others Jesus.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Sometimes we remember how great things were in the good ole days. Now things are different. Times change. People change. Things aren't the way they were before. We might find ourselves saying, we need to get back to the Bible, back to the word, back to the work of the Kingdom and then things will be better, like they were before.
Not a bad idea. Every now and then we need to look at our today and think about where we want to be tomorrow. Have we arrived? Are we done? Or is there more still yet that God has tasked us with?
I've seen progress made, and I feel there's progress needed, so let's keep moving forward. Let's keep building and rebuilding. Let's strengthen our faith, our community, our church. let's strengthen our relationships, our devotion, our commitment.
"Let us rise up and build!"
Monday, December 19, 2022
They say "comparison is the theif of joy" but I think maybe that depends on what's being compared. For Paul, he had great insight into what God has in store for His children. Paul knew of the glory and majesty and blessings that God will give to them that believe on that great and last day. For Paul, that meant that comparison was a source of joy because he was able to look past the present sufferings and look forward to the new home.
If we compare anything, let's look forward with joy at the hope we have in Jesus.
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.”
—2 Corinthians 4:17-18
"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord
more than those who watch for the morning,
more than those who watch for the morning." --Psalms 130:5-6