Wednesday, July 28, 2010

F.E.A.R.


As it is often quoted, FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. However, this does not negate the fact that we become fearful in life. FEAR is a real aspect of life that can be distracting and sometimes debilitating; nonetheless, it must be dealt with. The only One who can gives us the power to conquer fear has himself conquered all things. So when you're staring at F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real) remember the One who can conquer that fear within you. And if need be...DO IT AFRAID! GO FOR IT! GOD IS WITH YOU!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Conquer The Challenge; Be Courageous!


The ultimate measure of a person is not where he/she stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he/she stands at times of challenge and controversy. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

I command you -- be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. ~ God

Monday, July 19, 2010

I Can; I'm Determined!

Have you ever felt like you had something to prove? Maybe you were determined to graduate from college or you were determined to prove your talents, gifts, and abilities to the world. Whatever the case, once your determination seized you, you were unstoppable. Determination does not require strength as much as it requires a WILL TO DO. Just in case you're facing an obstacle and in need of a reminder say with me, I CAN; I'M DETERMINED.


~Cheering You On

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hey, Are You Listening? Pt. 2

How many of us are guilty of getting everyone else's opinion before we ask God what He thinks? If we want to buy the new house we ask our friends what they think. If we want to start a business we ask our parents what they think. If we want resume our education we ask a neighbor what they think. All the while God is saying, "Hey, Are You Listening?" God has promised to order our steps, but we must LISTEN TO HIM! ~Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He's the one who will keep you on track.

~Selah (Pause, think about it)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hey, Are You Listening? Pt. 1

At one point or another we have all asked the question "Hey, Are You Listening?" We have asked this question in conversation with friends, family, spouses, and even bosses. We have asked this question of people in authority with uncertainty of how they would respond to our shout for attention. Furthermore, we have asked this question of God. When our vision becomes blurry and the light at the end of the tunnel becomes dim, we wonder if God is concerned with what is going on in our lives. While some say that it is inappropriate to question God, I believe that God is BIG ENOUGH to handle our questions. ARE YOU LISTENING is a valid question and God gives a valid answer. ~Deuteronomy 4:7 Yes. What other great nation has gods that are intimate with them the way God, our God, is with us, always ready to listen to us?  

~Selah (Pause, think about it)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I Only Have Eyes For You!

It is so easy to focus on the CHAOS in our lives and the things that don't line up with our purposes and plans. Today let me admonish you to have "fixed eyes." Focus on what is right in your life instead of what you're not pleased with. More importantly, focus on the One who can give you refuge and safety. When the chaos seems overwhelming run to the One who can take good care of you. Imagine how much more God can do in your life when you only have eyes for Him!

But God, dear Lord, I only have eyes for you. Since I've run for dear life to you, take good care of me. ~Psalm 141:8 (The Message Translation)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bear The Fruit!


Fruit can provide great nutrition for its recipient. If properly consumed, fruit aids the human body to grow properly by receiving nutrients such as vitamins, potassium, and anti-oxidants that help keep the human body healthy. Much like what fruit does for the human body, spiritual fruit does for the spiritual body. Spiritual fruit is intended to be life giving for its recipient. While the one who is bearing the fruit can benefit in some ways, oftentimes those who are direct beneficiaries of your fruit bearing are the ones being filled with the goods such as vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Therefore, the question is, "how does the fruit-bearer remain nourished and full of anti-oxidants to fight off the radical damaging attacks of life?" The answer is simple...STAY CONNECTED TO THE VINE! The Vine is Jesus. This blog is intended to be a place where fruit-bearers may be Renewed, Refreshed, and Replenished; reminded that the Vine stands ready to replenish us all.