No Excuses

It May Not Be Easy

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4 (NKJV) This passage reminds us that the trouble we encounter when our faith is being tested…

Trust Me

When you pray, don’t talk on and on as people do who don’t know God. They think God likes to hear long prayers. Don’t be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask. Matthew 6:7-8 (CEV) As we embrace the adventure of completing God’s assignment for our lives, we need to remember…

Bind Me to Your Plan

Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24 (CEV) Many times we can easily become attached to the things in our lives – a nice home, a cushy job or a welcoming…

Sustain Me

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.  Psalm 55:22 (NIV) Life can seem hard sometimes. You could be experiencing trouble at work, relationship issues with family and friends or an unexpected accident or illness. While all these things seem big when they happen, they…

Go With Me

Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face…

Our Lives Are an Example

The way of the godly leads to life; that path does not lead to death. Proverbs 12:28 (NLT) Whether we realize it or not, everyone around us is affected by how we live our lives. We are a constant example to others of how to live a life dedicated to God. At home, at work,…

Life to the Fullest

Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.  Psalm 90:12 (NLT) Life is busy. We have work, family, friends, and life responsibilities to take care of. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we can forget that our life here on earth is temporary. Our final and…

God’s Plans For You

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) God not only has plans for our lives, but He has only GOOD plans for us! This bible verse also tells us that…

The Best Life

Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.  Revelation 3:20 (NLT) Even as Christians, life is not easy and things do not always go the way we want them to. There are many…

God Knows You

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the…

God First, The Rest Will Follow

The thing you should want most is God’s kingdom and doing what God wants. Then all these other things you need will be given to you. Matthew 6:33 (NCV) It is easy to get our priorities out of order. We can easily get distracted with the day to day activities of life and forget that…

Don’t Pass The Cup

Jesus walked on a little way. Then he knelt with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, don’t make me suffer by having me drink from this cup. But do what you want, and not what I want.” Matthew 26:39 (CEV) Jesus knew the plans for His future while in…

Travelling Into The Unknown

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Hebrews 11:8 (NIV) Abraham was told by God to pack up his family and belongings and travel to a land God would show him (see Genesis…

Help Has Arrived

Then I will ask the Father to send you the Holy Spirit who will help you and always be with you. John 14:16 (CEV) There are times in life when we need help and don’t know who to ask. The project or problem we are facing seems bigger than we can handle. In some cases,…

Get A Map

Where there is no vision, the people perish… Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) Summer is filled with vacations. When planning a vacation, the first step is choosing a destination.  Once the end is decided, planning the route to get there is much easier. Choosing sights and stops to make along the way adds to the adventure. God already has our destination in mind. He knew us before we were born and custom designed us for His purposes. He knit us together with unique skills, talents and abilities to fulfill the destiny He has for us. All we…

The Great Commission

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you…” Matthew 28:19-­20 (NLT) We have a job to do. We have been commissioned to go and make disciples.…