June 1, 2019
Prophesy is declaring what will happen in the future. You can prophesy fear. You can prophesy doubt. You can prophesy pain. Or, you can prophesy your praise! Whatever you don’t turn into praise turns into pride. Whatever you don’t turn into praise turns into pain. Worship is not just thanking God for what He has already done. By faith, worship is declaring what God can do, what God will do!
May 4, 2019
There are dozens of different addictions. Some are as obvious as opioids. Others are as private as pornography. Those addictions are multi-dimensional. Addiction is biological, psychological, and neurochemical. Addiction is emotional, relational, and spiritual. But no matter what addiction you struggle with, God can set your free. You are NOT your addiction. You are who God says you are. There are no shortcuts. There are no cheat cuts. But a single step of faith can turn into a giant leap toward mental health, emotional health, and spiritual health.
April 20, 2019
If the tomb is empty, all bets are off. In fact, all things are possible! It’s why we’re bold enough to believe that we can come out of the shadow of shame, overcome addiction, and face our fears with faith. Jesus is the Adjacent Possible!
April 13, 2019
It’s all FROM God. It’s all FOR God. That is where radical generosity begins. Your generosity is someone else’s miracle! And the more you give, the more joy you experience. You also discover this simple truth: you cannot out give God.
April 6, 2019
As followers of Christ, we should be more known for what we’re FOR than what we’re AGAINST. We can’t just count the ACTUAL COST. We’ve got to consider the OPPORTUNITY COST. You can do nothing WRONG and still do nothing RIGHT. Goodness is not the absence of badness! That is a glass half empty gospel, and God has called us to so much more than that.
March 30, 2019
Do you look at things the way they are, and ask WHY? Or do you dream of things that never were, and ask WHY NOT? What got you HERE may not get you where God wants you to go NEXT. But you have to have the courage to ask, WHY NOT.
March 23, 2019
The faithfulness of God is always pursuing us from the past. The sovereignty of God is always bearing down on us from the future. We live in the gap between SO FAR SO GOD and THE BEST IS YET TO COME. No matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. But we have to add the “Amen!”
March 2, 2019
There never has been and never will be anyone like you, but that isn’t a testament to you. It’s a testament to the God who created you absolutely unique. God knows you better than you know you, which is why a relationship with God is so critical. You cannot reach your full potential without the God who gave it to you. Yes, we are better together. But we are best in relationship with God.
February 9, 2019
Grace means I’ll love you no matter what. Truth means I’ll be honest with you no matter what. Tough love happens where grace and truth meet, and it’s embodied by the person of Jesus. Discover the habits of highly effective grace givers and truth tellers: 1) know your tendency 2) don’t use your personality as a crutch 3) consider the source 4) know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em 5) pray it before you say it 6) level the playing field 7) catch people doing things right.