Faith, Family, Freedom, Grow, Vision |

Proverbs 29;18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Habakkuk 2:2 “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” God’s greatness begins with a vision; a divine insight that reveals His plans for His people, or more specifically, for you. When God gives you a vision, write it down! Paper […]

3 Ways to Go Deeper in Your Devotional Time This Year

Bible Study, Grow, New Year |

As the New Year approaches, many Christians search for ways to go deeper in their faith or give their devotional lives a much-needed overhaul. There are dozens of ways to make your devotion time more productive and creative; the key is finding one that works best for you. Investigate a New Bible Study Bible studies invite you to plumb the depths of familiar Scriptures instead of simply reading them. Many studies offer personal discussion questions, […]

Drawing Closer to Jesus Through His Names

Christmas, Peace |

Isaiah 9:6 tells us Jesus will be called by many names, including Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. Many Christians skim over these names, assuming they are only natural because Jesus is able to do and be anything. When studied, though, each name reveals unique characteristics of Jesus. Wonderful Counselor There is nothing wrong with attending earthly counseling if you need it, but Jesus is the ultimate Counselor. The Hebrew word […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control

Faith, Freedom, Goodness, Healing, Joy, Kindness, Love, Serve, Worship |

The Fruit of the Spirit gives the believer guidelines for his Christian walk. The Fruit guides us in our relationship with God, in our relationship with others, and, finally, in our relationship with ourselves, such as how we conduct ourselves and how we develop character. Faithfulness is a characteristic that is so lacking in today’s society. People don’t care if their “word is not their bond,” and this has created an atmosphere of mistrust and […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience, Kindness, Goodness

Christmas, Goodness, Kindness, Patience |

For many, Christmas shopping means long lines, rude cashiers, and pushy people. Shoppers stand in line praying for patience, wishing for kindness from the cashiers, and goodness from the other shoppers. For them, it will take the intervention of a supernatural power for them to survive. Believers have the Holy Spirit as a guide and are in possession of Fruit of the Spirit. One attribute of the Fruit of the Spirit is patience. It is […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace

Christmas, Freedom, Joy, Love, Peace |

The Christmas season usually brings out the best in people. They are nicer, more giving, more tolerant. People are greeting people on the streets as if they have known them for years because during this season there are no strangers. All are united under glow of the seasonal lights and smiles. The music of Christmas and the colors of Christmas permeate an air of love and goodwill. There is nothing like it. Unfortunately, these feelings […]

The Relationship Between Faith and Praise

Faith, Freedom, Love, Praise, Purpose, Salvation, Worship |

Psalm 150:6 encourages the believer by stating “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!”(NKJV). This one mandate resounds in the sanctuaries of millions of churches throughout the world, but what is it? Praise is something that can be done corporately and individually, publicly or privately. Praise is the act or feeling of adoration toward God. You lavish your love and devotion to God and your dedication to His purposes. With your […]

The Relationship Between Faith and Prayer

Faith, Freedom, Grow, Prayer, Purpose |

The Christian faith provides many tools to help the believer go to the next level. An integral part of this system is prayer. Prayer is your way of communicating with God and asking for whatever you need in the name of Jesus. God is without a doubt omniscient; He knows everything about you, your fears, your family; but there is something about sharing your thoughts, concerns, and desires with God that reveals a spiritual intimacy […]

The Relationship Between Faith and Leadership

Faith, Leadership |

People tend to have faith in the oddest things. We have faith that our chairs will hold us when we sit down. We have faith that our cars will start and will take us to our destinations. However when we find ourselves in leadership, we put faith on the back burner. We rely on personal experience, on the advice of others, or on the views of a famous personality. We fail to realize that there […]

Four Characteristics of Faith-Based Leaders

Faith, Freedom, Grow, Leadership, Patience, Purpose |

The Bible records the history of its many faith-based leaders such as Abraham, David, Moses, and Joshua. These leaders sought God’s will in every exploit and battle; however, not only did they seek God but they also believed God and obeyed Him. Hebrews 11 lists these men and women of God whose faith promoted them in the spirit realm and gives a brief commentary on what it means to be a faith-based leader. Close To […]