Bring It

Devotion requires discipline. Discipline is the bridge between your goals and your outcome. Discipline is doing what you are called to do even when you don’t want to do them. What you ingest is what you digest! What are you taking in? I want to encourage you to go to God’s Word. Take it in and digest it. Consume His Word. What I do daily is who I become permanently! I don’t just want to talk about God’s Word, I want to be devoted to it. Most people stop when they tired, but discipline people stop when they are done! Sometimes I don’t feel like reading my Bible, but I am not done! I am tired but I am not done! What are you devoted to? God bless you!

Walk In Love

1 John 4:16 says, “God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” O how we need to let Christ’s life and love fill us, and overflow to others wherever we go. Yes, sometimes that means talking and sharing your faith, but often times it means loving and accepting people. It means enjoying life, because your joy and peace will make people wonder what is it about you that is different. Walk in Christ love today and enjoy life, and the world will stop and take notice. Happy 4th of July! America bless God!

What Kind Of Gift Are You?

John 17:24 Jesus says, “Father, I want them with me-these you have given me-so that they can see my glory.” Christ appreciates us because we are a gift to Him from the Father. Jesus knows that the Father gives only good gifts. Yes, we are imperfect, but Christ sees us in our ultimate completeness. Seeing the end from the beginning, He joyfully receives us. What kind of gift are we? Are we a reward or, perhaps a challenge? No. We are His bride!

Lord, forgive me for the inconsistency of my commitment to You. Grant me power that I might truly abide in You; grant me obedience that I might sustain Your abiding Word in me. With all that I am, I desire unbroken fellowship with You! Shape me and fit perfectly into your presence, that I might dwell in oneness with You. Francis Frangipane

A Change Of Pace

Good morning! For 2 years I have been writing a daily devotion and it has been a joy! But the Lord stirring me into a new season of writing. Don’t get me wrong, I will continue to write devotion of encouragement, but they will not be as frequent. I am excited about what God has around the corner!

Thank you all for your encouragement and your prayers! Love y’all!

The 3 C’s

Matthew 4:19-20 says, “He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.” Jesus was the greatest leader to ever grace this earth. He had a style of leadership that falls into 3 different areas. First, He was a leader with a clear mission. His primary purpose and motivation was to glorify His Heavenly Father. A mission is what you are to do as you fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Your mission keeps you on course. Jesus has an uncanny way of staying focused.

Second, Jesus was leader with consistent character. He lived out what He taught and believed. Character gives credibility to our purpose. Flowing from character is trust and respect, two vital traits as a leader. If you Heart is right, your character is right. I hate to make it so simple, but it is truth. The key to Christ character was purity of heart.

Third, He was a leader with a capable team. He knew with committed, gifted individuals around Him, He would reach the world. Jesus chose 12 men to serve with him. They were not perfect and never pretended to be, but they were open to growing and learning God’s ways. Jesus knew the value of relationships. He had a loving relationship with His Heavenly Father. Out of that relationship flowed a passionate love for those around Him.

I want to encourage you this morning to ask the Lord for a clear mission and give you a passion to pursue it. Be honest, hardworking, and courageous. There is always a temptation to compromise character just to get the job done. Be consistent in your character and don’t pretend to be something your not. Last but not least, I want to encourage you to surround yourself with godly men and women who love Jesus and other people. CLEAR MISSION, CONSISTENT CHARACTER, CAPABLE TEAM