Old Wineskins

A lot of fast food restaurants are undergoing makeovers. They are changing their basic look into a warm and inviting neighborhood haven. When I walked into one place, it appeared the employees missed the makeover memo. The young man behind the counter wore a new uniform that matched the new look, but he still wore … More Old Wineskins

Can’t Be Changed

Today is the final devotional for our acceptance series and we will be talking about accepting what can’t be changed. Worrying about what cannot be changed won’t give you peace. Becoming resentful or bitter about what cannot be changed will not give you peace. Feeling guilty about things that cannot be changed will not give … More Can’t Be Changed

Kids are Unique

Today we continue our series on acceptance and I want to talk about acceptance with respect to children. Every child in your family is different and unique, even twins are not alike. As a parent, you have to recognize and value each child’s individuality. 1 Corinthians 12:6 6 There are varieties of effects, but the … More Kids are Unique

Acceptance

Over the next two weeks I want to talk about the topic of acceptance. It’s a unique topic and acceptance comes in many different forms. I think there are some misconceptions about what biblical acceptance looks like and I would like to examine it and maybe through this examination it will then in turn allow … More Acceptance

Knowing His Will

Sometimes we’re afraid of making the wrong decision. And that creates stress. But God says there is an antidote to our indecision, by letting God guide us. You may be thinking, “But I’ve tried this!” You asked God to guide you, but then you became more confused than before. You still couldn’t figure it out. … More Knowing His Will

Mentor

A lot of times when we go through struggles and hardships and we overcome them, we move on and leave the issue as just an isolated case and our situation. God doesn’t want you to do that. God wants you to use your experiences to help others and inspire them, so they can become victorious! … More Mentor

Expectations

Golf can be a frustrating game – a very frustrating game. I had a friend who, lowered his expectations when he was playing golf. If he got the ball anywhere on the putting green it was a win for him. Deep down his real goal wasn’t to embarrass himself out there. One day a local … More Expectations

Holy Spirit’s Work

It is the Holy Spirit’s job to produce Christ-like character in you. You cannot reproduce the character of Jesus on your own strength. New Year’s resolutions, willpower, and best intentions are not enough. Only the Holy Spirit has the power to make the changes God wants to make in our lives. Philippians 2:13 13 for … More Holy Spirit’s Work

Risking It

Are we stepping out of our comfort zone? I’ve heard this quote many times. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not trying anything new.” This point is don’t be afraid to try something innovative and creative, even if it means risking failure. Mark 5:34 34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has … More Risking It