Stay Connected To The Vine

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in Me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (NLT) These were some of Jesus’ last words to His disciples before He went to the Cross. He was reminding them that He … Read more

Comparison: The Thief of Joy

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“Comparison is the thief of joy,” Teddy Roosevelt. It’s easier now to compare ourselves to others than it’s ever been before. All we have to do to see how we stack up against the rest of the world is pick up our phone and look at social media. We’ll see pictures and videos of the … Read more

Made To Be Unique

We all have an innate desire to be unique. Nobody truly desires to blend in; we want to stand out from the crowd. God placed this desire to be unique in us. He created each of us to different from one another. He rejoices in our individuality because He put it there. God does not … Read more

Life: A Product of What We Believe and Speak

II Corinthians 4 shows us that faith isn’t just what we believe, but also what we speak. The words we say are the product of what we believe in our hearts. The thoughts we consistently hold in our hearts will become what we talk about every day. What we choose to speak will eventually become … Read more

The Battle of Focus

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The battle in our hearts between faith and doubt will be decided by our focus. Constantly keeping our focus on the physical world and its hardships will only strengthen our doubt. It will make our life, frustrations and problems seem overwhelming. Our lives are only overwhelming when we view them through the lens of doubt. … Read more

Words Chosen From The Heart

God’s motivation for creation was His Father’s heart. He desired a family to pour out all of His love and grace; so He created a perfect world as a home for Adam and Eve. He created and spoke what was in His heart.  Through His words, what was in His heart became physical reality. We’ve … Read more

Living By Emotions

We live in a world where most people are run by their physical senses and their emotions. They make decisions based on what they see and feel. Their reactions to people and situations come from their emotions. We can all relate to this kind of life.  It’s how we lived before we put our faith … Read more

FAITH AND FOCUS: Believe and Speak

God is a faith God. He spoke and things that never existed before were made real. We’ve seen that our faith has the same potential as God’s faith. So, why do we not always see the same results? It’s possible that we do not believe His words the same way He does. God has total … Read more

FAITH AND FOCUS: Totally Dependent On God

Faith is being totally dependent on God. We often hear statements like that and mentally or verbally agree without letting it truly sink into our hearts. Being totally dependent on our heavenly Father would require laying aside all of our preconceived notions about life.  It requires us to put all our confidence in Him based … Read more

FAITH AND FOCUS: The Potential of Faith

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3 (NKJV) Our heavenly Father is a faith God. What He sees does not affect Him.  Instead, God speaks into being what He desires. “In … Read more

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