Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I realize that what many of us do for a "job" may not be, 'what we love,' but you can put your heart into something even if you don't 'love' it. Because what we do is a reflection of who we are, and not just what we 'do' but how we do what we do matters.
The Bible says that we should, "work as unto the Lord" which simply means that we shouldn't work only for our human boss, but the big boss, God! How would you work differently knowing that God is really your ultimate Boss? Would you be at work late? Would you do a half-axx job? Would you be wasting time on a social media site?
All that aside, whatever you do, "do it as unto the Lord" and see what joy you will begin to receive from a job well done. Take pride in what you do, no matter what it is, I promise you will feel better about yourself and your job!
Last nugget, make sure that whatever it is you really love, whether it's spending time with friends, riding bikes, taking a hike in the woods, reading, etc. Do it! Find time, make time! Life is way too short to not spend some time doing what you love to do! Do it while you can!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I can’t tell you how many times in life I have wanted to quit, especially when things got difficult. I had the surrender towel in hand, ready to toss into the ring, but down in the depth of my soul there was something or someone whispering, “Hold On!”
Life, if you’ve lived at all you know this, isn’t always easy! And sometimes it’s downright hard! And it doesn’t always make sense either, but yet it does make sense at times … crazy, I know!
I say that to only say, “Hold On!” Seriously, don’t quit! Your life matters way too much to quit! Don’t quit trying, don’t quit loving, don’t quit giving, don’t quit forgiving, and don’t quit living! Just hold on, it’s bound to get better!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Dear God My Father,
You are great and you are good!
Thank you for the blessing of life today!
For my sins, please forgive me!
Today, grant me the ability
To love people, even when they are difficult!
Grant me favor in all my dealings,
Bless the things I put my hand to!
Give me wisdom to know the difference between your will and my will! Not my will, by yours be done!
God, I pray you would grant Mercy Church
favor in reaching our City for Christ.
Help Mercy Church bring hope to the hopeless,
healing to those who are brokenhearted,
And Salvation to the lost.
We ask these things in the name of Jesus, Amen!