Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead...". Forgetting the past is something we all must do and look forward to what lies ahead. I was freshly reminded of this. Take a moment to watch this story and choose not to let your past determine your future :) http://www.today.com/news/soccer-star-doesnt-let-losing-leg-deter-her-goal-2D11603316
Thursday, November 14, 2013
James 1:2-4 challenges us by saying, "Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way." Too often it seems like we're trying to get out of things, especially when it's something we may not enjoy or isn't at the top of our favorites list. But if we only stopped and realized that maybe God is wanting to do something in us. Often He uses people, situations and even trials to help us grow and mature. If we're always trying to wiggle out of things, how are we going to grow? If our desire is to become mature and well developed, we need to embrace the situation we're in, regardless of whether or not we're enjoying it. This verse challenges me. What I must realize is that if I don't want to be deficient in any way, I must endure all that I'm going through, especially knowing that the Lord is with me as I go through it :)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them." People can pretend to love others by what they say, but that definitely doesn't mean they love them. Instead of talking so much about love, why not do it and live it? Why not really love people? What if we became people who did less talking and more living things out? I'm challenged in many areas to stop talking about things and start being a doer. To be a man who lives out life and doesn't just talk about it. Will you join me?