Love Does Not Envy

Are you envious of someone? Do you covet what they have, whether material possessions or a relationship? Have you sought out acquiring what they have on your own? Have you asked God to provide for your needs? Our culture is an envious culture. Think not? Look at what the “cool kids” have and ask howContinue reading “Love Does Not Envy”

Work for Abundance

What are you working for? What is your goal in life? Are you working toward possessions? Are you working toward pleasing your boss? Are you working toward a promotion? Does your job consume you? Our culture places high importance on status. Status can be obtained through promotions on the job, being a social media influencer,Continue reading “Work for Abundance”

Hope Through the Spirit

Do you have hope? Are you filled with joy? Do you live in peace? Do you seek to have those in your life? Do you know how you can find them? Would like to have them to the point of overflowing with them? It is our human nature to desire a peaceful and calm life.Continue reading “Hope Through the Spirit”

Experience the Holy Spirit

What questions do you have about the Holy Spirit? Do you wonder when you receive the Holy Spirit? Do you wonder if the Holy Spirit is in you? Have you had experiences with the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is a mystery to many Christians. They don’t talk about Him. They don’t study Him. TheyContinue reading “Experience the Holy Spirit”

Son of God

Who we believe Jesus to be is key to how well we follow Him. Do we believe He is the Son of God? Do we believe He is our Lord and Savior? Is He merely someone we have heard of? Do we sometimes think He is not real? Our beliefs drive how we behave. TheyContinue reading “Son of God”

God’s Calling

Have you ever felt as though you were in the right place at the right time? Has someone ever mentioned an opportunity to you, and it felt as though it would be perfect for you? Have you felt God calling you to do something? It is very likely each of us has felt as thoughContinue reading “God’s Calling”

God At Work

Have you ever wondered just how God is working in this world? Do you sometimes wonder if He is working at all? Does it appear as though everything is random and no plan at all is being executed? The world can appear to be in utter chaos from our perspective. We see people running aroundContinue reading “God At Work”

Mary’s Joy

As we approach Christmas day while focusing on the four weeks of advent, we review one specific word to focus on each week. This week is joy. As we look at Mary, we see the perfect attitude to achieve the joy we desire. As Mary listened to the proclamation of Gabriel, she submitted to God’sContinue reading “Mary’s Joy”

Joy in Trials

Have you ever considered it to be a joy to face trials? Have you thought about the good that can come from facing challenges? Can you see the good God is working in your life as you persevere through trials and challenges? We may not mind facing challenges. In fact, many of us will purposelyContinue reading “Joy in Trials”

Joy from Peace

The pursuit of joy can appear to be like trying to grasp a handful of jello. Holding onto it can be like trying to keep shampoo from running through your fingers. The joy we achieve solely on our own is slippery and often temporary. As we have discussed over the last few days, true joyContinue reading “Joy from Peace”