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Oct 4, 2016

Faithful In A Little

By |Oct 4, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Time|0 Comments

Jesus told a parable (Luke 16:1-13) about how being faithful and honest in handling the little things of our lives is so important.  Being faithful in small things is preparation for faithfully handling greater things.  Being unfaithful in little things means that one will very likely be unfaithful in greater things.  Everything in the ethics

Sep 22, 2016

Windows of Opportunity

By |Sep 22, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Evangelism, Love, Ministry, Service, Time, Works|0 Comments

“Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” Ephesians 5:15-16a (NIV).  Opportunities present themselves to us as unsought and unexpected surprises.  Opportunities can also be created by planned interactions with fellow humans.  Either way, these are occasions for ministry.  It

Feb 8, 2016

Changing Your Default Settings

By |Feb 8, 2016|Choices, Commitment, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Formation, Grace, Growth, Obedience, Time|0 Comments

You make time to do what you want to do.  You are becoming what you do.  Habit.  You are doing what you are becoming.  Character.  You are what you are doing.  Habits shape character.  Character changes habits.  If you want your life to change, then it will be necessary to reset your default settings. This

Dec 31, 2015

The Gift of Life

By |Dec 31, 2015|Devotionals, Father, Life, Mission, New Year, Purpose, Time|0 Comments

Life is a precious gift.  We do not choose it.  It came to us out of the bonding of our parents.  More than that, it comes to us as a gift from God.  The fact that we exist at all is a gift laden with wealth.  To see it is to prompt worship.  Life is

Dec 30, 2015

Making Most Of Your Time

By |Dec 30, 2015|Christ, Devotionals, Discipline, New Year, Time|0 Comments

Time moves rapidly.  An old year comes to an end and a new year begins.  One era of our lives fades into a new one.  How we use our time is a part of our stewardship.  Time gone cannot be recovered.  The way we use our time is the way we build our lives.  Invest

Jul 27, 2015

What We Are Becoming

By |Jul 27, 2015|Devotionals, Formation, Growth, Stewardship, Time|0 Comments

We become tomorrow what we live today.  We only have today to be what He wants us to be.  We only have this moment to invest in His service.  Time does not wait for us, and it will not excuse us.  I am building the character today that I will become tomorrow.  I am becoming

Jun 22, 2015

Life’s Brevity

By |Jun 22, 2015|Devotionals, Time|0 Comments

“LORD,…Let me know how transient I am.”  Do you know yet how short your earthly days really are?  A vapor!  Wilting grass!  A fading flower!  A breath!  A sigh!  A blink of the eye!  O Lord, teach us to not waste our time nor the gifts you have given us.  We have today and this

Feb 19, 2015

Timing

By |Feb 19, 2015|Christ, Crucifixion, Devotionals, Discipleship, Suffering, Surrender, Time|0 Comments

“Where I’m going,” replied Jesus, “you can’t follow me just now.  You will follow later, though.”  John 13:36 (KNT).  The ultimate plan is to follow Jesus.  How that plays out in our lives has lots to do with unfolding events and God’s timing.  Peter did not know what “follow me” would actually mean until it

Feb 25, 2014

Missing the Marvelous

By |Feb 25, 2014|Attentiveness, Devotionals, Time|0 Comments

One blight of this present time is that we are not present where we are.  We are somewhere else, disconnected from our present place and the people God has placed around us.  We are deceived by the myth of multi-tasking.  It is the way you miss life.  It is the way you miss what God

Nov 26, 2013

Time for Him

By |Nov 26, 2013|Choices, Confession, Devotionals, Forgiveness, Prayer, Time|0 Comments

Father we make choices everyday about how we spend our time.  We sometimes act like we don’t have time for You while we are actively choosing something else.  We do what we want to do.  Forgive us for not giving You the best of our time.  Forgive us for bringing You leftovers.  Forgive us for