I want to talk to you about a four-letter word: FEAR! Many of us can probably remember when we were kids, if we said a bad word, our mama threatened to wash our mouth out with soap. Well, if “fear” is a dirty, four-letter word, then faith in God’s love is the soap! I’m not […]The Importance of Finishing
Several years ago I read a verse that caused me to weep before the Lord. In John 17:4, Jesus says, “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” This is saying that following God means finishing what He’s called us to do. Ever since reading that verse, […]Free to Be Relentless
Relentlessly pursuing God is not necessarily easy, but it’s definitely worth it. However, you can’t really pursue God until you’ve first experienced real freedom. God is in the business of setting us free, and it’s glorious to be free from guilt, condemnation, and always wondering what people are thinking of us. We’re set free from […]When It’s OK To Say “No”
In Numbers 11, Moses gives us an example of what we can do when we’re under stress. Talk about pressure, he was leading the Israelites through the wilderness on what should have been an eleven-day trip and instead ended up taking forty years. The people were depressed and weeping over their situation. In verse 14, […]Boundaries Have a Purpose!
Exercising self-control and self-discipline, and establishing boundaries and borders in our life are some of the most important things we can do. A life that has no discipline is one that’s filled with carelessness. The Word of God establishes the necessary boundaries to keep us in God’s safety zone. It tells us what we can […]