Keeping Promises – Why They Matter

Recently, I have been confronted with the deep seriousness of keeping promises. I never paid enough attention to my own relationship with making promises and keeping them. Yet, I argue that our ability to keep promises greatly affects our relationships, success in life, and value as a human being. Integrity – Authority Failing to keep…

Follow Your Agitation

One morning this week I was driving to work and heard a sermon clip on the radio from Matt Chandler (@MattChandler74). Here’s a transcript of the part that smacked me in the face: “Here is an awful question the Lord gave me years ago. I’m not frustrated because it has always produced good fruit, but it’s…

Money is Earthly Currency

Do you find yourself relying on money for happiness? Does money seem like the ultimate difference maker in your life? Do you plan your life around getting/having/using money? Well, the Bible says you’re doing it wrong. However, there is a great and glorious right way to deal with money. In a recent devotional titled, “What…

Choose To Move Forward

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 Paul chose his life. He chose to pursue the Father and His plans despite all obstacles. Paul never denies his challenges, weaknesses, mistakes, frustrations, and disappointments. He admits life was extremely difficult at times. Yet, he…

Forgiveness Because Jesus

I read a devotion this morning about forgiveness by John Piper. It caught my attention and was convicting. No doubt, God alone reveals my anger and bitterness toward my trespassers. And in my flesh I long for justice against those people. Regardless of whether they are believers or not, strangers, friends, family, or spouse, I…

Boldness In Our God

My daily reading yesterday took me through 1 Thessalonians 2. Verse 2:2 jumped off the page at me. “But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.” That line, ‘we had boldness in…

A Daily Prayer From Paul

“… 9 we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power,…