on February 21st, 2020
— Mark 6:46There are moments, within the intensity of competition, we are the rules of play enable an athlete or team to call a time-out. This allows a brief moment where the competition is suspended and the individual or team is given a chance to re-group. During this brief period of time and space, players are often able to confer directly with the coach.As Kingdom workers and citizens, sometim...
IT\'S A MATTER OF FOCUS!
on February 19th, 2020
— Hebrews 12:2The human eye is one of many marvelous and miraculous creations from a God who calls us His masterpiece. It is the divine combination of the complexity of the eye, and the intricacy of our brains that make human vision so incredibly unique.There are elements of our memory that are tied to what we see such that we can visualize something in the physical, identify it as important or es...
WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL?
on February 17th, 2020
— Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)God spoke most of creation into being, but when it came to us, He got His hands dirty and shaped us from the dirt into something spectacular.When He finished His work, He called it “very good“ and established you and I as His prized workmanship— His masterpiece. And as premier pieces in His gallery and His apex-creation, it is no surprise that He is engaged, invested, in-tune...
on February 14th, 2020
— Philippians 4:19 (NIV)In tennis, when the score indicates that a player is one-point away from victory, they are said to have 'advantage'. There are many parallels between competition in sports and every day life.. Both involve hard work, practice, determination, and stamina. Both require an appreciation for technical ability, successful implementation of a tactical plan, and the ability to cou...
THINK ABOUT IT, BE ABOUT IT
on February 12th, 2020
— Proverbs 23:7The mind is an extremely potent and powerful element in our life-arsenal. When we are able to effectively and consistently “get” and “keep“ our minds “right“, there are no limits to what we can’t overcome or what we can accomplish.Our thinking frames both our speech and our actions, such that we can very easily talk ourselves into or out of anything.Humans are one of only a handful...
on February 10th, 2020
— Matthew 17:20Yes, it is true that God makes tangibly demonstrating and executing our faith as easy as possible. His love and level of investment in us and our success is so deep, that He assumes the bulk of the heavy-lifting with respect to our life's journey. Perhaps this is because He knows that He is the only one trustworthy enough to handle it.His Word is clear that we need only have musta...
on February 7th, 2020
— Psalm 91:1God's intent is that we might rise and soar above the mess and the fray of this world. There are times, however, when unexpected in-flight events occur that if not managed properly, can jeopardize the remainder of the journey as well as the on-time arrival at our intended destination.Once the in-flight emergency is recognized by the flight crew, the pilot will often request a vector (...
on February 5th, 2020
— Matthew 7:26-27 (NIV)We are the masterpiece product of a perfect God. He is a meticulous artisan with an unparalleled attention to detail. He never makes mistakes, and His Word promises that we are always in His hands because we are always at the wheel being molded and reshaped. Despite the perfect planning of God, we have been placed in a deeply flawed world and surrounded by imperfection. Our...
on February 3rd, 2020
— Romans 5:8There is no doubt that we all have issues, flaws, dysfunction and failure as part of our personal narrative. We all have dirt that we would rather leave concealed and skeletons we’d like to remain closeted.But not only do our flaws and failures frame our testimony, but they also provide a constant reminder that grace and mercy are real, alive and active in the lives of God’s beloved. A...
on January 31st, 2020
— Numbers 23:19There is no doubt that God is slow to anger and that He possesses an abundance of grace, mercy, patience and forgiveness. These truths encourage and empower us, while reminding us that perfection is not God's expectation nor is it a pre-requisite for God-access.God is also the essence and epitome of truth. His Word is true, absolute, uncompromising and completely dependable and His ...
THE FAILURE BAROMETER
on January 29th, 2020
— 2 Timothy 1:7Though we were made by perfection, we inhabit an imperfect world and personally “own“ a multitude of flaws. We all can admit that moments and seasons of dysfunction, mistakes and mis-steps litter the story that is our lives. One blessing is that in spite of our flaws and shortcomings, God does not require perfection as a prerequisite to remain God-accessible and miracle-eligible,.Th...
FAITH WITHOUT LIMITS
on January 27th, 2020
— Matthew 17:20Faith gives us access to the power and presence of a God who never loses in battle and who is never surprised or caught off guard. His Word is clear that faith gives us the power and the authority to speak to our issues, challenges, struggles, fears, failures and dysfunction; with the confident assurance that God will hear what we say and respond according to His will.How often, how...
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