Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ESV Pick-pockets know the currency of the mind is not measured in dollars and cents, but in attention and focus. A man displayed this by stealing a watch, handkerchief, cell phone, and wallet by focusing a person’s attention on pulling a… Continue reading Is Your Destiny being Pick-Pocketed?
Is it an Ark or Titanic?
Deuteronomy 30:15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.” ESV We had just paid off our van and the computer instrument cluster went caput. Over 600 bucks in repairs, or we could take the dealership’s offer to trade away our problem by saying “Yes” to a monthly payment. … Continue reading Is it an Ark or Titanic?
How to Give Your Life an Energy Audit
1 Thessalonians 5:23 “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” ESV We’ve taken the power company up on free energy audits for two different places we’ve lived in, and it’s paid off. At one they… Continue reading How to Give Your Life an Energy Audit
He’ll Clean it for Free
Psalm 38:4 “For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.” ESV Pools make me never want to own anything ever again. I can’t even bring myself to stroll around the house to even look at it. It’s so green with algae I want… Continue reading He’ll Clean it for Free
Good Form Equals Good Formation
1 Timothy 4:8 “for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” ESV A simple axiom is that good form on exercising equals good formation for your body. The common mistakes in bodybuilding are… Continue reading Good Form Equals Good Formation
Figure or Figured? Isaiah 46:9b-11 “I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I… Continue reading
Don’t Crucify Yourself
Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” ESV “I have been crucified with Christ….” Past tense, meaning it… Continue reading Don’t Crucify Yourself
Psalm 104:30 “When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.” ESV If God can renew the face of dirt, he can sure renew us. He’s not only in the business of making things new, but also rewiring and rebooting our lives to accomplish things that we could… Continue reading Creative Renewal
Cool Hand Abraham
Genesis 14:22-23 “But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted my hand to the Lord, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth, that I would not take a thread or a sandal strap or anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich.’” ESV I always wondered how Paul Newman,… Continue reading Cool Hand Abraham
Matthew 18:3-4 “And said, ‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.’” ESV If you want this demonstration to be a blazing success, make sure you pick a kid. My buddy will… Continue reading Confident Leap