Challenges

Challenges

Do you know people who don’t have challenges? I think they don’t exist. When we are faced with something impossible, then we can turn it over to God. James 1:2-4 says “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its […]

Forgive those who wronged You

Forgive those who wronged You

Forgiveness is not automatic. It never comes easy. It is a decision we need to make and then act upon so that the healing process would start. In the next few days, let’s ask the help of the Holy Spirit to lead us in this journey of grace and mercy. Let’s open our heart and allow Him to enable us […]

Truth and Freedom

Truth and Freedom

Charles Stanley once said that truth and freedom are buddies. They are constant companions. When you find truth, freedom is always around because the freedom that we have in any area of our lives comes from knowing and practicing the truth about that specific area. You remember as a child, when we hide something from our parents (we get fearful […]

Everyone wants to be happy

Everyone wants to be happy

What is happiness to you? Is it having all that you want at your fingertips? Is it accomplishing your goal? It is having great wealth or power? Is it to always be right? Someone once said, “Life does NOT have to be perfect to be wonderful.” Someone also said happiness is not having all the wealth in the world, but […]

Under New Management

Under New Management

We often read the phrase in different types of establishments, “Under New Management.” We can liken it to  a time in our life when we were slaves to sin. We could get out of its clutches.

What the “law” cannot do!

What the “law” cannot do!

According to the book of Romans chapter 8, what the law could only do was to expose sin in our lives but it had no power to deal with sin. But then, grace dealt sin a death blow. When Jesus died on the cross to fully satisfy God’s wrath on sin, the greatest exchange took place. He died that we […]

Which desire would you give in to?

Which desire would you give in to?

Everyday is a battle and we need to choose wisely. Do we desire to live for Christ or do we give in to the desire of the flesh? The apostle Paul made a choice in his life after being one of the greatest opposition. Gal 2:20 says “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ […]

When you look in the mirror, who do you see?

When you look in the mirror, who do you see?

Do you see God’s amazing creation who is beautifully created in His image? Or do you just see a man who has to rush through the morning to get to work on time. Realize that you are uniquely created. There is no one like you. The angels in Heaven don’t even get half the attention you get from God. Stop to […]

When Justice is Delayed

When Justice is Delayed

A crime against you has been committed and just like what a good citizen would do, you reported it to the proper authorities. Now you are just waiting for that person who did you injustice to get punished. But after an ample time of waiting for some action to be taken, nothing seems to happen. Should you take matters in […]

With which should you base your decisions?

With which should you base your decisions?

We make decisions daily. Some are big decisions that affect the course of our lives while others are tiny decisions that sometimes seem insignificant but all of the decisions that we make set the course of pour lives. Sadly, the world decides based on expedience and sociological factors. We often hear this phrase, “lets change that, that no longer applies […]

Security in making decisions

Security in making decisions

God’s Word will not only lead us to make right decisions but will keep us secure. He plants us firmly so we would not get sidetracked when the shaking happens. Psalm 119:33-37 says “Teach me your decrees, O Lord; I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into […]

You Matter to God

You Matter to God

You matter to God and He thinks about you all the time. That love is so great, so profound – He willingly gave you the greatest gift He could give. “For God so loved you that He gave you his only Son so you could believe in him so that you will not perish but have instead everlasting life!” – John […]

Joy Stealer

Joy Stealer

Here is one of the joy stealers – refusing to forgive those who have hurt you. If we hold on to a grudge, then we will be stressed by it every day. Jesus told the apostle Peter to forgive. That should be our standard. Matthew 18:21-22 says, “Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive […]

Have You lost Your Joy Lately?

Have You lost Your Joy Lately?

That could easily be traced to “disobedience.” One of the best ways to have a joyful and blessed life is to walk in complete obedience to God. Each day when we submit our will and plans to God, we learn to wait on Him because He has the best plan for us. His plan is perfect. I am reminded of […]

One of the Best Counsels

One of the Best Counsels

Jesus Christ gave one of the best counsels about life found in Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” While I began to grasp its full meaning, I asked myself how I can not worry about tomorrow and prepare and make plans for it at […]