A Season of Significance | a prophetic word

God’s Word has much to say about the Holy Spirit’s gift of prophecy.  It is a precious privilege to hear and deliver a message from God, one that carries a weight of responsibility. On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, I sensed the prompting of the Holy Spirit to deliver this prophetic word in our mid-week service at New Hope Worship Center, but I am convinced that it applies to a broader section of the Body of Christ. As you read the prophetic message, I pray that the Holy Spirit will confirm and apply… Read More

Where I Found the Meaning of Life

I pondered the direction of my life, and I turned to follow your laws. (Psalms 119:59 NLT) Inevitably life’s ebb and flow brings us to moments of pause and reflection, when we search for the meaning, purpose, and direction of our lives. The birth of a baby, the death of a friend, the loss of a career, the milestone birthday, are all events that snatch us from the day-to-day grind, into a pursuit to identify why we even exist. David had his share of these defining moments; like the day he was… Read More

Motivation is the Fuel of Life

After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what will be our proud reward and crown as we stand before our Lord Jesus when he returns? It is you! (1 Thessalonians 2:19 NLT) Motivation is the fuel of life. In everything we do we must find purpose. Life without purpose is meaningless. In his letter to believers in Thessalonica Paul referred to some of the things he endured. As a Christian, Paul often suffered physical, emotional, and spiritual persecution for his faith. As a missionary, Paul longed for deeper relationships, and… Read More

A Day of Thanksgiving and Praise

A spirit of gratitude has always been expressed by those who are aware of God’s grace and favor in their lives. But there was a moment in our nation’s history when the heart of thanks-giving became an officially recognized holiday. On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the following “Thanksgiving Proclamation.” The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come,… Read More

Following > Leading

Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? (Mark… Read More