Separate Your ‘Who’ from Your ‘Do’

I’ve made mistakes in my life, and I’m sure I’ll make mistakes in the future, but I still like myself. The fact is, I don’t do everything right all the time, but that doesn’t affect who I am. I know I’m loved and I’m still a good person. That’s because I’ve learned to separate my […]

Throwing Fear Outdoors

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, […]