Posts with the category “living-in-wisdom”
Lead with Gratitude
November 25th, 2022
Let’s get in the habit of overflowing with thankfulness...
On Being Thankful
November 24th, 2022
Though the circumstances of your world may not leave you feeling thankful right now, rest in knowing He loves you enough to go to the cross. He loves you enough to bear your burden. He loves you enoug...
Great is Your Faithfulness
November 23rd, 2022
As we enter a time of thanksgiving this week, I recognize that seasons such as this can be challenging. When things are not going well, we tend not to celebrate with gratitude as much as we should. ...
November 22nd, 2022
Paul wrote to encourage a church not only struggling to follow Jesus in a culture that did not share the same views. But to a persecuted church who faced opposition and rejection and pain for remainin...
November 21st, 2022
Together, we have walked through our hardest hours and our darkest nights. Together we have gotten it wrong and together, we have gotten it right. In our highest highs and in our lowest lows, we all k...
We Think We Do… But We Don’t
November 18th, 2022
True humility and gentleness gives the benefit of the doubt to others. It assumes noble intent and even helps the very best in others to come to the surface....
To the Least of These
November 17th, 2022
Giving grace and forgiveness to those who frustrate us or expect more of us is hard. But it’s also beautiful, and what God calls us to do....
November 16th, 2022
We, today, have this same grace dwelling within us. We, too, have our responsibility, not out of obligation but out of transformation, to live out and extend grace to those in need....
November 15th, 2022
It is easy to stand and watch others mess up when they get it wrong…develop a mindset of judgment and self-righteousness. Been there. Done that....
November 14th, 2022
We are to be for others, not against them....
Do you have to fail?
November 11th, 2022
I can get really good at focusing on my shortcomings and mess-ups until I wallow, but God wants me to follow. I must follow him to what is next, learning as I go to be more like him. ...
He is for You
November 10th, 2022
I don’t know about you, but it seems like when I fail, I’m failing the most important people in the world. My family....
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
November 9th, 2022
How do you define your troubles? Perhaps failures, challenging relationships, accidents, arguments with loved ones, disobedience, misunderstanding, or instances when you just missed the mark, failure?...
November 8th, 2022
I used to think it was strange at first that there is no Scripture in the Bible that speaks about forgiving yourself. Why is that?...
Don't Be Foolish
November 7th, 2022
If I’m being honest, sometimes I behave in really foolish ways. When we battle with returning to our sin and repeating sinful behaviors, it's as if we've forgotten how gross it made us feel!...
Just As I Am
November 4th, 2022
Imagine this week you stop crushing yourself for every way you fall short, for everything you don’t like about yourself, and every way you feel like you don’t measure up to everyone else. You just say...
November 3rd, 2022
But my pastor wasn’t wrong. His grace was sufficient. Slowly, but surely through the years, I’ve come to see how those words were painful to hear, but bravely spoken in love and truth....
November 2nd, 2022
In all of His glory and divinity, the very humanness of God is revealed. Here fully God and fully man, Jesus feels the raw emotion of loss, pain, and suffering over his friends and for his friends. ...
God is Still on the Throne
November 1st, 2022
As a Christ-following parent, I believe one of the best ways to be good stewards over the children God gave us is to prepare them for one of life’s hardest times. ...
To Be Fully Known
October 31st, 2022
Looking back on that season of my life, I see a patient and loving Father who doesn’t hold our grief against us. He knows us fully and loves us deeply as we walk out this thing called life....
The Pruning Process
October 28th, 2022
The pruning process is uncomfortable. We have to be willing to let go of what is not good for us, not producing the fruit of the Spirit in us, in order that we might give space for God to reach more p...
A Friend Who'll Help You Be Wise
October 27th, 2022
Accountability is one of the best parts of a true friendship because it is built on the trust that you’re spurring each other on toward love and good deeds, and you’re honest enough to convict without...
Blessed is the Accountable One
October 26th, 2022
We do not have to look very far to notice a lack of accountability in our world. ...
Discipline, Not Punishment
October 25th, 2022
Just like we earthly parents, God doesn’t just make the path smooth but rather walks with us and allows us to experience life–whether it’s through consequences of sin or just consequences of life....
October 24th, 2022
A few years back I learned the power of vulnerability. Something powerful happens when you rip your chest open in front of another person and share the details of your thoughts, actions and desires. ...
A Feast for your Soul
October 21st, 2022
Friday, October 21A Feast For Your SoulBy: Pastor Todd CroffordIn his classic trilogy “Lord of the Rings” J.R.R Tolkien captures Bilbo Baggins expressing his exhaustion to the wise Gandalf. He says it...
Peace that Goes Beyond Understanding
October 20th, 2022
When you’re feeling unsettled and anxious and like you just wish God would give you the wisdom to get through whatever it is you’re going through–just ask Him. ...
Meditating with God
October 19th, 2022
This time of stillness and meditation is to empower us for our days. Not to be left in on the riverside, our prayer corners, couches, or closets, but to fill us to be poured out to others....
How to Strengthen our Souls
October 18th, 2022
Time with God isn’t a formula. It’s an experience. An experience of His Gospel and love. And I miss this in most of my quiet times....
October 17th, 2022
Do you find yourself in panic mode wondering when deliverance will come? Quiet your mind and remember the words of Moses.Be still and wait upon the LORD for deliverance....
Do You Have It Backwards?
October 14th, 2022
If you refuse to slow down a day a week, you are not only leaving God’s law behind, you are leaving his wisdom behind. For your good- let me say that again- for your good, God created Sabbath....
The Answer for "I'm Tired"
October 13th, 2022
Lately, I’ve noticed myself answering, “I’m tired,” when someone asks me, “How are you doing?” That’s odd for me because usually, I’m more of the, “I’m doing great! How about you?” kind of person....
Does the Best have an Enemy?
October 12th, 2022
As you discern between what is good and best, what areas could be simplified in your life so you can have a more intimate relationship with Jesus? After all, He is the best choice....
Practice for Eternal Rest
October 11th, 2022
Rest is a gift from God. Resting in God’s presence is an invitation to practice for eternity in God’s presence. Rest is dwelling with our Maker....
Let's Be Real
October 10th, 2022
I left the conference not with a change in my calendar, but with a change in my heart. ...
Why Fake it 'Til You Make It?
October 7th, 2022
I’ve never been much of a fan of “Fake it ‘til you make it!” I’m much more a believer in transparency and acknowledging where I fall short and what I don’t know. ...
Wisdom, Thy Name is Jesus
October 6th, 2022
If you’re seeking wisdom, just seek Jesus. You can trust that He’s faithful and He loves you and He wants to impart all the wisdom you seek....
Is Knowledge Power?
October 5th, 2022
Wisdom begins with reverence for God. Wisdom allows the Holy Spirit to move within our minds, hearts and souls and live out what we know to be true. Wisdom takes knowledge and applies it to glorify Go...
Wisdom From Others
October 4th, 2022
You can trust that God is at work through others around you to help and guide you. ...
God's Got This
October 3rd, 2022
Wisdom is knowing God’s got it even what you cannot understand....
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