Each year at Thanksgiving, people take time to reflect on all the things they have to be thankful for: family, health, country, friends, turkey and dressing, relationship with God, job, hobbies, God's Word, football, pecan pie, and the list goes on and on. There is certainly much to be thankful for. But God calls us … Continue reading Giving Thanks FOR the Most Difficult Situations?!
Discernment is the ability to make good judgments, to accurately analyze situations to know right from wrong and to know truth from falsehood. It is an important skill for spiritual leaders and for all followers of Jesus. In a world that is getting more and more confusing, your ability to be discerning will give you … Continue reading Discernment
When Jesus walked the earth, he told his followers that it would be even better for them after he left and returned to heaven. He promised to send the Holy Spirit upon the earth. At first it is hard to imagine how it is better without Jesus physically on earth. But when you realize that … Continue reading The conviction of the Holy Spirit is a demonstration of God’s love
When you follow Jesus, you will have a desire to live a faithful life, one of holiness and righteousness and purity and spiritual focus. When you follow Jesus, you will also have a desire to live a fruitful life, one of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faith and self-control. And, you will have … Continue reading A Fruitful Life
When you need wisdom and counsel, to whom do you turn? When Jesus walked the earth, he was the perfect counselor for his followers, a wonderful counselor. Because he is not physically with us now on earth, where do we find the best counsel? The Holy Spirit! John 14:15-31 Jesus says, 15 "If you love … Continue reading Counselor
We live in the real world. People in our world build their lives upon many things: Material possessions Fame Career advancement Relationships Community involvement A host of other things What that you are doing today will matter in one hundred years? What that you are doing today will matter in one thousand years? If the … Continue reading What is your life built upon?
Many things impact your life: current events, your family, job situation, health, finances, relationships, the weather (eclipse!) and more. God wants to impact your life. He created you. He knows you better than you know yourself. He invites you to trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior. When you receive him by faith, his Holy … Continue reading The impact of God’s Spirit on your life
When you receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you are changed forever. Your life is changed from the inside out. It starts at the moment of salvation and continues all the days of your life. God desires for you to steadily grow throughout your entire lifetime, and He will help you every step of the … Continue reading The Fruit of the Spirit
He guides us into all truth. (John 16:13) He reveals our need for Christ. (John 15:26) He convicts us of sin, righteousness & judgment. (John 16:8-11) He regenerates us (makes us brand new). (Titus 3:5) He leads us. (Romans 8:14) He fills us. (Ephesians 5:18) He empowers us. (Acts 1:8) He encourages us. (Acts 9:31) … Continue reading 15 Roles of the Holy Spirit
When Jesus walked the earth, his words awed the crowds. His words brought comfort to the hurting, hope to the hopeless, and healing to the sick. His words challenged the prejudices and wrong ideas of those who needed to change. His words inspired people to believe in God and to follow God's way. Every word … Continue reading BOLD WORDS: Spirit-Filled Words