We are like living stones in the spiritual house of God, where each of us have a place, with grace gifts to offer as sacrifices and service to God.
To gain perspective on the New Year, LOOK FORWARD: Surrender, See, Say; and LOOK BACK: Reflect, Release, Resist, Remember. Despite emotions good or bad, use a Kingdom lens as you view God a
In the Christmas season's outpouring of flavors, aromas, gifting, decorating, and gathering, we see outward expressions of the Beauty of Christmas: the love of God for the world He made, vi
Service is not what we do, it's who we are: people who love unconditionally, who honor relentlessly, and who think differently. Living a life of service also sets an example for others to fo
When God shows His generosity to us, we are transformed, which leads us to be generous to others, which reveals the heart of God to them ... and so it goes on! Being generous enlarges your
The "us vs. them" approach rejects our neighbors whom God calls us to love. Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan to give us a kind, humble, loving example to follow: Love your neighbor
Spiritual maturity is seen in the humility and devotion that make connection and teamwork possible, in the self-control that brings quietness of soul, and in joyful giving with extravagant g
Spiritual maturity equips you to answer these questions: Where am I storing up treasure? What is my heart truly seeking after? Am I humbly considerate of my fellow believers?
Maturing brings lessons and tests: Embracing His Nature brings tests of both obscurity and fame. Listening to His Voice brings tests of audience, and focus. Working in Team brings the test
As we grow in intimacy and understanding of God, we grow through salvation into sanctification, service, sacrifice, and suffering. Struggle can bring strengthening and a greater capacity for
What is your impossible problem? God will use his miraculous power to turn it into your biggest miracle, your biggest revelation of who He is, and your greatest transformation.
The nature of our God is to provide generously, so that we overflow with abundance, having more than enough. Open your eyes to see his miraculous provision for you, and to see Him for who He
Our God is the Lord, a mighty warrior against our foes, our God who loves and rejoices over us: alignment with Him brings breakthrough.