Tag: God’s will

Prayer Mentoring: God in your day

The Bottom line: We need God in our day, not God as a part of our day. Here’s the difference. Paul tells the Thessalonian believers to rejoice, pray without ceasing, and to give thanks- all a part of God’s will. Rejoice! A spirit of…

Why not Wednesday? Less if more

We often say life is a marathon, but we lose sight of that. I am again reminded that life is more about pacing and that sprinting should happen in brief moments. If not, we get ourselves into a sprint crash burn recover, repeat frequently…

Manic Monday: Live to work?

Often we get stuck in the live for the weekend rut. God created us for work. Whether your job is what you like or not like, God placed you there. In life group we talked through what it means to “set our minds to…

Dream: Living the dream

Faith discovers great dreams. Living the dream is not about amusement, fantasy or having all the answers. Dreams require pursuit to be lived. Living the dream is living by faith. It is the bedrock for both the great and small. “Now faith is being…

Dream: You say that I’m a dreamer…

Dreamers pursue God. They are not inward focused, self-serving, trite or vengeful. Dreamers pursue reflecting who God is. “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”…

Dream: Mr. Sandman…

God is the Sandman, the author and artist of a masterpiece that is you. Dreams are not fairy tales, events, or possessions. Dreams are reflections of God’s glory in and from your life. “The Lord God formed man of dust from the ground…The Lord…

Dream

A good friend of mine shared his observation on how many students don’t have dreams anymore. (I won’t give his name, but he’s quite the herald.) I’ll be discussing this topic this week to generate some thinking. Hopefully it will be helpful.

Provision through perseverance

Often people state one’s need to enter the desert before God uses them. Others put it as God needing to break someone before using them. After reading through Proverbs 1-5, I wonder if we have it backwards. What if the desert is God’s provision?…

You can’t steer a still ship

If you want to steer a ship, get it moving. Water passing over the rudder is what makes it maneuver. This is a quote that I want my boys to grasp, and it is one many need to. The concept is you need to…

Manic Mondays: The big things

One of the helpful questions that I like to ask on Monday is: What are the big things that need to get done this week? I then schedule the time needed for them. Often, focusing on what is most important helps get even the…

Not Perfect is a Holy Thing: Abraham

Person: Abraham Epic Fail: Took maters into his own hands God’s View: A man of faith If you’re the type that needs things figured out before pursuing something: STOP! God calls people to do things even when the person has no clue what to…

Why Not Wednesday: God speaking

God speaking through a burning bush sounds good right now. Whispers from God are nice. The Balaam route? I’d say sounds crass. God speaking through angels is scary, uhmin and thumin weird. Jonah’s route, i’d like to pass. So the Bible I sit and…