The hope of God’s calling in my life radically affects my every day. I pursue the hope of God’s calling through my decisions, actions, and prayers. Also, I want my loved ones to experience the effect of the hope of God’s calling in their life.
Devotions on Living out the Christian Life.
If we see a person with an attitude of gratitude, their basic approach to life would be thankful. The book of Psalms show us that David had attitude of gratitude, especially towards God. David authored at least 74 of the 150 psalms. 12 of those 74 psalms are identified as songs of praise or thanksgiving. David understood that everything good he had, God had given him.
Spending time in prayer is one of the most important and valuable goals we can accomplish in any area of life. Ministry and prayer always go hand in hand. I can’t imagine ministry apart from intentional, focused prayer. After fourteen years of following God’s call, I am more convinced than ever that prayer is the key component to ministry. This blog series is about getting your ministry started, whether it is a church ministry, a ministry program, or a personal ministry. In my last blog, God’s Calling, God’s Commission, and Getting …
My Pastor’s message this morning was focused around the reality that we are all made for more. We are saved by God, called by God, for something bigger than ourselves and beyond ourselves. Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. 2 Timothy 1:9 God has called each person to their own individual ministry in the body of Christ. That looks …
Labor of love defined might be hard work for the sake of love. This past weekend was a beautiful celebration of love at my middle daughter’s wedding. She married the one she loves at my house this past weekend. It was a wonderful experience, but the wedding preparations required a lot of hard work. I can truly say that I delighted in doing the hard work. It was a blessing to be able to give the gift of a beautiful wedding to my daughter. Why because I love her …
Freedom – We live in a land that is known for it’s freedom. Even living in a land of freedom, we can still live a life without true freedom. That was my story. My life before Christ was a life of rebellion to everything that was right, a life of alcoholism, and a life of destructive decisions. I made a mess of every area of my life. Three words that could characterize my life before Jesus were failure, brokenness, and shame.
Actions speak louder than words, is something I have always believed. Not that words are not important, but if the words and the actions don’t coincide and reveal the same thing, then the words seem pointless. Ashley White writes today’s devotional about how actions speak louder than words. I love her biblical insight and personal testimony about how actions speak louder than words to God too.
The favor of God is something we all want in life. The American College Dictionary defined “favor” as “a gracious, friendly, or obliging act that is freely granted.” Sounds good and sounds like God! Do you need the favor of God? Take a moment to gain encouragement from God’s word about how the favor of God works.
Christian parenting is something I experienced since birth. I was born to Christian parents. I had the kind of life that most anyone would desire. My parents weren’t wealthy, but they were comfortable. They loved me and loved each other. I was protected and cared for. When my mama would take me to the pediatrician when I was little, she would tell him that I was spoiled rotten. He always replied, “She’s just loved.” I was. Yes, I was loved. And yes, I was spoiled rotten.
Getting away from the routine and the pressures of everyday life is a necessity. Getting away can be the key to a much needed attitude adjustment. Getting away can help us feel refreshed, revived, and able to face daily life with a renewed sense of strength, energy, and optimism.