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Follow God’s Charge- 7 Ways to Start Today

We are urged to the great calling to Follow God’s Charge… 2 Tim 4:1-6… In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge. 2Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with …

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Attitude of the Undistracted- 2 Characteristics of Staying Focused

For those that are walking in faith, an Attitude of the Undistracted will keep us undeterred… Nehemiah 6:1-4… When word came to Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall and not a gap was left in it—though up to that time I had not set the doors in the gates— 2Sanballat and Geshem …

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When Greed Gets in the Way- 4 Dangers

When Greed Gets in the Way we fall into danger of negatively affecting our relationship with God… Nehemiah 5:1-5… Now the men and their wives raised a great outcry against their fellow Jews. 2Some were saying, “We and our sons and daughters are numerous; in order for us to eat and stay alive, we must get grain.”  3Others were saying, “We …

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Discouragement: The Enemy’s Greatest Attack

Discouragement: The Enemy’s Greatest Attack… Nehemiah 4:1-3… When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? …

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Fulfilling God’s Will

Burdens can be placed on us by God to cause us to look to Him, and lead us toward Fulfilling God’s Will in our lives… Nehemiah 1:2-4… Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem. 3They said to me, “Those …

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Learning to be Content

We can enjoy our lives so very much if we purpose to be Learning to Be Content with the life that God has given us… Philippians 4:10-13… I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11I am not saying this because I …

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Finding Peace of Mind- Forever

There are those characteristics of God that lead us to Finding Peace of Mind… Philippians 4:8-9… Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it …

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Real Peace

Real peace is knowing and being in the presence of God… Philippians 4:1-4… Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! 2I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3Yes, and I ask you, my …

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When Life Gets Real

When Life Gets Real and we struggle through difficult situations, we need to continue looking to God… Esther 6:1-10… That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him. 2It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of …

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When Pride Gets in the Way

When Pride Gets in the Way is when you rely on how great are the things you do… Esther 5:9-14… Haman went out that day happy and in high spirits. But when he saw Mordecai at the king’s gate and observed that he neither rose nor showed fear in his presence, he was filled with rage against Mordecai.  10Nevertheless, Haman …