Genesis 32:28- Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.”Jacob was shrewd, cunning and a deceiver. When he was born, he was jockeying for position even out of the womb, holding onto his brother Esau’s heel. The first… Continue reading Wrestling with God
Guest Blog- Keith Bray- Technology Family Values
“But encourage one another daily as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by the sins of deceitfulness”Hebrews 3:13 My mind drifts back to halcyon days of summer as a younger man and a father of three young children. I would arrive home and the children would be… Continue reading Guest Blog- Keith Bray- Technology Family Values
God the Father
1Corinthians 8:6- For us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. If you have been honored to be called Father or Mother, then you know how the… Continue reading God the Father
Guest Blog- Josh Rodgers- The Struggle for Balance
It's incredibly difficult to keep life "balanced". I mean, with all the demands of my career and then the responsibilities of being a father and husband as well as ministry opportunities....at times I feel like a circus clown couldn't juggle the load that I have. On top of all that, you have to budget some… Continue reading Guest Blog- Josh Rodgers- The Struggle for Balance
1 Peter 5:8:Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Once someone chooses to follow Jesus, you place yourself in the Lamb’s book of life. You guarantee yourself eternal life in heaven. Our sins are washed away by the blood of the… Continue reading Targeted
Daniel 10:12-13-“Do not be afraid Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes,… Continue reading Persevering Prayer
1 Samuel 26:23-24- The Lord rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The Lord delivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed. As surely as I valued your life today, so may the Lord value my life and deliver me from all trouble. Life is… Continue reading Opportunity Knocks
What is your Egypt?
Exodus 17:3-But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?” Have you read Exodus and the story of the Israelites and thought “how could they have constantly grumbled and… Continue reading What is your Egypt?
Judges 6:12“When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” I struggle to know if I am moving in God’s calling in my life. After all, days turn into months and years and the grind is real. Who am I that God can use? My past,… Continue reading Mighty Warrior
1 Kings 12:28-30: After seeking advice, the king (Jeroboam) made two golden calves. He said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt." One he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan. And this thing… Continue reading Compromise
Treasure in Heaven
Matthew 6:19: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on Earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will… Continue reading Treasure in Heaven