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

Order Or Chaos: Finding our Purpose

God created every man and woman with a purpose. This truth begs the question, “Why do so many people spend their lives looking for and never finding that purpose?” The answer is simple: They do not go to their heavenly Father to find it. All of our gifts, talents and abilities are given to us … Read more

Eternal Freedom or Temporary Relief?

The world has many different versions of “freedom” that only lead to slavery.  Many versions of freedom are only temporary relief from pain.   Other versions of freedom are an escape from the prison of daily life.  People seek relief in vacations, drugs, shopping, alcohol, other people, etc.   We think if we can just get away … Read more

Understanding Value

Have you ever thought about what you value? All of us know somebody who has spent what seems like an outrageous amount of money on something ridiculous. People buy boats, guns, art, historical pieces, custom made instruments, etc. because those items are of great value to them.  We would never spend what they spend on … Read more

Live a Life of Freedom

Freedom was God’s original intent for mankind. We were created to live in freedom, experiencing His love and exercising our authority over the earth. God didn’t fashion us to live under the power of sin and condemnation. However, Adam and Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden put all of mankind under that power. God … Read more

The Abundant Life: God’s Plan

Living an abundant life shouldn’t just be a dream or a goal; it’s God’s plan for our lives. God does not randomly hand out blessing and cursing. When you were born God did not say, “I’ve given everyone else a good plan with hope and a future, but it’s going to be different for this … Read more

The Abundant Life: Faith To Live It

We receive everything from God by faith through grace. Our salvation, the Holy Spirit and all of His blessings come to us when we believe and speak. When we push past our doubts, preconceived ideas, fears, and trust our Heavenly Father, we will see His will happen in and through us. “Faith assures us of … Read more

Abundant Life: An Abundance of Grace

Have you ever wondered if you have enough of God’s grace in your life? “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us,” Ephesians 1:7-8a (NASB) The word “lavished” in this verse means “in abundance, to exist at hand in … Read more

Live Abundantly By Grace Not Self-Effort

The abundant life is not something we’re going to live by our own effort. We can make an effort by doing certain things to put ourselves in a better position to live an abundant life: be born again, filled with and pray in the Holy Spirit, study God’s Word, be in church and develop friendships … Read more

Speak Abundant Words

We’ve all had words or phrases “accidentally” slip out of our mouths at the wrong time in a conversation. We may have been thinking the words, but not had the intention of actually saying them out loud. They just seemed to come out of nowhere. The truth is that they didn’t come out of nowhere; … Read more

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