October 31, 2014

Ready to Flourish!

“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.” Psalm 92:13 It is important that we travel this road called, “life” with the benefit of being in relationship with other believers. One of the primary ways we can experience God ordained relationships is to be planted in the house of the Lord. When we are planted in a local church, we become an active part in the Body of Christ. The above scripture guarantees us that when this happens; we will flourish and be prosperous.   In this age, God’s kingdom […]
October 30, 2014

Hopes Up

  “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13-14 There are times when the wear and tear of life can discourage and overwhelm a child of God. When we find ourselves in that place, it is critical that we get a hold of the hope God has set before us. When we are stressed out, hope acts as an, “anchor of the soul.” Hope stabilizes us and keeps us from going crazy in the midst of trials.   […]
October 29, 2014

Trusting God’s Character

  “You are good and do good” Psalm 119:68 We have to keep in mind that our Christian life will never be void of periodic suffering. Nobody likes the word, “suffering.” Nonetheless, that word is found in Hebrews 5:8 – So even though Jesus was God’s Son, He learned obedience from the things He suffered. The verse preceding this scripture states that during the days of Jesus’ life on earth, He cried out to God in pain and wept in sorrow as He anticipated His death. Did you realize that even Jesus struggled with the will of God for His […]
October 28, 2014

Peace Signs

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3 We can’t get very far in our quest to know God without needing His peace. Jesus, the Prince of Peace, said that the people who go out of their way to make peace will be blessed and shall be called the children of God. Obviously, we can’t find the peace Jesus is referring to outside of God. Only the Lord can teach us how to be at peace with everyone, to be at peace even with conflict around us on […]
October 27, 2014

Going Beyond Average

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” Ephesians 3:20 Deep down inside, don’t you feel as though God has called you to something beyond, “normal?” It is one of those inherent, essential qualities that God has put inside our hearts. We have this inward knowledge that our lives are supposed to be about something great. But figuring out what that,“something greater” is, can be difficult.   Are you at that place in life where no matter what you have, who you know, […]
October 26, 2014

God Is Up to Something

“For I am about to do a brand new thing. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?” Isaiah 43:19   The question before the members of Life Fellowship Church is not, “Is God doing a new thing?” The question is, “Do you see the new thing God is doing?” We must recognize, understand, and be open to what the Holy Spirit is doing in our midst. We are being called to go from one level of faith to the next. Let us see, embrace, and appreciate this process.   Every one of us started out this spiritual […]
October 26, 2014

Navigating our Journey

 “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21; 23 The Christian life is the ultimate journey. It is the greatest adventure that we can experience in this life. To serve the King of kings is the noblest cause that anyone can have. Every Christian has a, “calling” that is greater than any earthly office or position.   Before we start any journey, it helps to know our desired destination. If we don’t know where we are going, we will experience a lot of confusion and frustration in our quest. What is our destination? Our destiny is simply to please God. […]
October 25, 2014

Seeing the Hand of God in It

“Friend, do what you came to do.” Mt 26:50 NCV Jesus looked at Judas in Gethsemane and said, “Friend, do what you came to do.” It’s hard to imagine what Jesus saw in Judas that made him worthy to be called friend. But Jesus sees something good in every bad situation. And it would help if we did the same. How? Again, Jesus gives us guidance. He didn’t place all the blame on Judas. He saw another force at work: “This is…the time when darkness rules” (Lk 22:53 NCV). Judas wasn’t acting alone—and neither are your attackers. Paul says, “Our […]