“Sitting Around Won’t Win the Battle!”

We are almost there. It won’t be too long before we are crossing the threshold and entering into the new year. ARE YOU READY FOR IT? NO MORE EXCUSES! NO MORE PLAYTIME! ARE YOU READY TO WIN THE BATTLE? ARE YOU READY FOR THE VICTORY? It won’t happen by sitting around. We have to get up and follow where God is leading us to see success in the end!

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“The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but

the soul of the diligent shall be made fat,” Proverbs 13:4


All of us have goals and dreams, or at least, we should.  All of us “desire” things we would like to see accomplished in our lives.  But, desire can only get you so far.  There has to be a proactive approach in order for one to see the fulfillment of these aspirations come to pass.

I love the Bible because it gives us so many true to life examples of these valued lessons.  For instance, in 2 Chronicles 20, Jehoshaphat and his people were getting ready to be attacked.  The enemy had come against them and “Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the Lord,” (vs. 4).

I want you to look at this picture Scripture represents.  It’s one of great sadness.  In verse 13, it describes…

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“Unwrapping Your Gifts!”

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Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year.  There’s a special peace and happiness in the air as we come together with friends, family and loved ones to celebrate the birth of Christ, our Savior.  We get together to laugh, eat and enjoy one another’s company.  Then, we have the privilege to exchange gifts that show the love we carry for each other all throughout the year.

Gifts, by definition, is something given voluntarily.  “I love you, and because I love you, you don’t have to twist my arm to make me show adoration towards you.  I do it of my own will, without prompting, because you mean that much to me.”

That’s what makes this time of year so special.  (After all, it was God’s biggest gift to humanity that gives us cause for celebrating in the first place.)  It’s not the big dinners, twinkling lights or the carols (though it is glorious).  It’s the love and adoration shown when gifts are given and opened with a rejoicing heart.

We go through all this trouble and careful selection to find that perfect gift for that special someone.  I mean, you just know in your heart that they are going to love it and you can’t wait for them to rip off that wrapping paper, rejoice with gladness over the special way you thought about them and immediately start using that gift you gave.

Now, consider this.  What if when you gave your gift of love, they toss it to the side in disregard saying, “I’ll get to it when I get to it?”  You would be so crushed, hurt and disappointed over their uncaring way of receiving your gift.

God feels the same way.  Not only did He give us the best gift that we could never live without (His Son, Jesus), but in our relationship with Him we have been freely given many other gifts.  Not only is a gift something given voluntarily, but it is also a special ability or capacity; a special talent to be used for the edifying of Himself through you.

In the book of Matthew, chapter 25, Jesus told the parable of the talents.  One man was given five; one was called for two and another received one.  What is ironic is that the two to whom the most talents were given increased and prospered one hundred percent.  Now, we would think their master was unfair in expecting so much from them.  After all, he did give them more responsibilities than the other.

Through perseverance and diligent work, not only did they gain a little but they doubled what they started with.  Sadly, the one who was only given one responsibility; one job; one talent let fear stop him from increase and prosperity.  He said, “I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine,” (Matthew 25:25).  Instead of being made a ruler, he was made a disgrace.  Instead of living with abundance, he was deemed unprofitable and cast into outer darkness (vs. 30).

Living a life of unprofitableness is living a life of darkness.  There’s no joy or peace, only weeping.  This is not the life that God intended for us to live.  The special stuff that God put on the inside of you and me were never meant to be buried and hid from the world.  We are meant to shine as a beacon of light into this dim, dark world and show them who God is and what He wants to do for all mankind through the abilities, gifts and talents He has put in us.

What you have in you is too good to hide.  Don’t be selfish and keep it to yourself.  “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath,” (vs. 29).  To some this may seem like an unfair statement: “Why do they get more when they already have some?  And, why are they going to take his little bit of stuff way?”

If you feel this way, instead of complaining and trying to over analyze everything, pull out the shovel and start digging.  Dig for your talent.  Unearth it from deep within and don’t give up until you have pulled out every treasure God has put in you.  If when you pull your treasure up, it turns out to be only one thing; then, you work that one thing with hard-pressing diligence until it has increased and doubled to two.  Then, you work some more until that two doubles to four and so on.

‘Tis the season for opening gifts.  God has already given them to you.  Don’t let fear stop you from wrapping them.  God took great care in picking out the perfect gift for you and He can’t wait for you to rip off the wrapping paper and being to use it.  God gave it to you because you mean a lot to Him and He knows that you would be great in using it.

Don’t toss it aside.  Whether your gift is humble or outrageous, open it and bring it to the Savior!  You may be surprised at what you find.

We have two more days to go before we celebrate the best gift ever; Jesus!  Next week we will be bringing in a New Year.  What better time to unwrap all that good stuff God has placed in you?

Have a very blessed and Merry Christmas; always thanking God for the greatest gift of His Son; our Savior, Jesus Christ!!!

“God is for the Unloved!”

People can live without a lot of things in this world but love is not one of them.  True love holds you in good times and bad.  Love is there for you when the storms of chaotic mess are ravaging your life.  Love shelters when you feel as though your house is being blown in by the big bad wolf.


The strongest of all of God’s attributes is love.  In fact, the Bible tells us, “God is love,” (1 John 4:8).  With that in mind, it is no wonder He is a defender of the unloved.  God knows the inner man needs the nourishment of love to help him through the struggles of this life.  He goes to bat for them filling the gap where man seems to lack.

In Genesis 29:31 we see someone who is struggling with feelings of being unloved.  It seems no matter what she does she can’t get a break or find favor with those whom she is seeking it from.  Her attempts have gone unrewarded.  Her heart lays empty from unfulfilled desire.  “Oh, to be truly loved,” must have been her silent, lamenting plea that soaked her pillow with tears as she lay her head down at night.

Man ignored her and left her feeling hated.  In such a condition, where would her life end up if not for the intervention of the Lord?

But, God stepped in.

He pays attention to those silent pleas.  God sees the heart that is rent from the lack of human compassion and kindness.  God sees the emptiness and He stands up to fight for her cause.  “And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated (other versions use the word “unloved”), he opened her womb…,” (Genesis 29:31).

This really gives us a clear view of how much God wants us to be loved.  It shows that no matter what others may or may not be doing to you or for you, God is for the unloved and the hated.  God doesn’t like to see people in a hurt condition, and if no one else will alleviate the silent suffering of this woman, then He would.


God’s love is no joke and how He is concerned about people who are lacking love in their lives is no joke.  God is for them.  God is for you.  Others may not always see the hurt that goes on inside, but God does.  People will not always pay attention to your tears, but God has every one of them recorded.  The psalmist said, “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” (Psalm 56:8).

God knows it all.  Your hurts, your pain, your silent sufferings have not escaped His eyes of compassion.  If you are feeling unloved, turn to God today.  Unload every burdensome feeling on Him: “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you,” (1 Peter 5:7).

God loves you and He wants you to feel loved.  He stepped in for Leah and satisfied her need for love and He can do the same for you too.  Let Him be your ultimate source of love.  His love is like no other.

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“God’s Hands Have Always Been on You!”

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“By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You,” Psalm 71:6, NKJV

As you look back over your life, is there ever a time when you know you should not have made it?  Is there a time when you recognize that it was only by the grace of God that you are still here today?

Yeah, me too!

Life has a way of throwing us many curve balls.  Sometimes we hit it and sometimes we miss.  Sometimes we are even awesome enough to get a home run, whereas at other times we would just be grateful to still be in the game.  The fact that we are is a testimony to the love of the Father on us.  It is evidence that He still has you and me in His hands.

There are times that come that make it extremely hard for us to recognize this great truth.  Crushing times that weigh on us making us believe that we are forgotten or that we are walking this path alone.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  God has always been with us.  God has always taken care of us.  God has always been the one holding on to us when our lives seem to be spinning out of control.

I find it utterly amazing that we have been upheld since birth.  Truth be told, Psalm 139:16 shows us that He was paying attention to us even before the time of our birth.  It says, “Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them,” (NASB).  Even before day 1 of our lives, God had His eye on us.

How awesome is that?  I find great comfort in verses like these because I realize that yes; I have gone through some very difficult and troubling times.  Yes, as I look back through the different stages of life I wish things could have been better or I wish wrong choices could be undone.  But, despite all the “I wish I had . . .” or the “could haves and should haves,” these verses remind me that I never walked alone.  There was never a time in my life that God didn’t see me and didn’t see what I was going through.  There was never a time when He was absent; rather, He was there with His hands on me, cradling me with His love.

God’s hands have always been us!

I don’t know what you may be facing today but the Word of God is sure in all it promises and His Word promises that you are not alone.  Yet, sometimes it does seem that way.  It seems like you cry and cry and cry some more, but your tears do not fall on deaf ears.  As you cry, the one who has had His hands on you since birth feels the flow of your tears running over His hands as He holds you.

Trust Him who has you in His hands today.  Be blessed.

“Where Are You Going?”

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“And they all forsook him, and fled,” Mark 14:50, KJV


“I would not have run!” that’s what most of us exclaim when we hear the story of Jesus facing these men in the Garden of Gethsemane.

How often have we stood for Christ in the midst of adversity?  When contentions arise to defend our faith, do we stand closed lip or do we draw the spiritual sword?  When our time comes to speak what is right, do we act with avoidance, put up our church finger to excuse ourselves away from the controversy?

There’s more than one way to flee from the garden.

Our country is changing and it’s headed in a wrong direction really fast.  As Christians, where are we going?  Do we stand with Jesus only in times of miracles and blessings, only to flee and disappear in the shadows when things get hard?  Or, do we stand with Him when the enemy tries to attack and arrest our faith?

I, unapologetically, stand with Christ.  Laws are being passed that’s trying to change not only the landscape of our nation, but the scope of all that’s right and just before God.  I love all people and I pray for them.  But, and I say this without condemnation, “What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong.”  And, if we think as Christians these law and changes that other powers are pronouncing to be right have no effect on us, than we have already left the garden leaving Jesus to stand there alone.

The rights of some are being raised while our rights in what we believe are being diminished.  Where are you going?  It’s time for the church to wake up, take the sleep masks off and pay attention to what’s going on around us.  Did we flee to leave Jesus standing alone?

Just a thoughtful question?

“Despite It All!”

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Despite my failings,

my shortcomings and shame.

Despite my choices

from which heartaches did rain.


Despite the coldness

of my sometimes failing heart.

Despite the right path

of which I did depart.


Despite the apples

on the tree.

Despite the way

my sin views me.


Despite the world’s

proffered delicacies.

Despite the lies

on which I did feed.


Despite it all,

despite the mess.

Despite the feeling

of total brokenness.


He brought me out;

and for His glory,

restored me wholly,

magnifying His love story.

“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit,” Psalm 51:12