Overcoming Regret

There’s no grief like the kind which is mingled with regret.  How did things get to a point in David’s life when his own son, Absalom, stole the hearts of the people and led a hostile rebellion to usurp the throne? The path that leads to such dysfunction is marked by poor decisions, bitterness, pride, and secret sin.  King David’s loyal followers took to his defense, pursued the rebels, and brought swift justice, killing  Absalom in the process.  It was a definitive and significant victory over a powerful enemy. But the king… Read More

The Power of Awareness

“And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?””‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭9:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Awareness of people is the first step toward making a difference in their lives.  One of the qualities I try to instill in other leaders is awareness. What was the barista’s name? Did you see that person’s countenance? Let’s hold the door for this single mom coming behind us.  You cannot minister to people you don’t see.  When David stepped into a place of widespread influence he… Read More

The Voice of God

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:24-25‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Wisdom is the practice of hearing God’s voice and doing what He says.  There are many voices competing for your attention, but only One speaks words of life.  The voice of culture is a voice of… Read More

Veiled Minds, Blinded Hearts

“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬ The enemy of humanity seeks to blind people from the goodness and glory of God. People are blinded by rebellion, intellectualism, materialism, and even religion – but satan is ultimately the puppet master, pulling the strings on the veil to separate divinity from humanity.  In the Old Testament a thick, heavy curtain separated… Read More

Eternal Investments

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:57-58‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Victory is the promise of God to every believer whose trust and dependency is in Jesus Christ.  Knowing that victory that awaits us, we can be steadfast, immovable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord.  Be steadfast. Remain engaged. Keep pressing on. Don’t give up.  Be… Read More