Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Just Rest, Don't Retire

I am not a expert and I am personally learning this still - but I believe when you are tired from whatever you are doing or facing - try and rest instead of retiring.
Take a breather instead of quitting!

Again from my experience and watching the life of others, I find our very most dangerous time to make big decisions is in a place of weariness.
It is at those times you may struggle to see clearly.
You most definitely will operate more out of your flesh than the Spirit.

Jesus took time out for rest and find fresh connection with God.
He did so after major moments of ministry and/or misery.
When the crowd become too much with their weighty and never ending expectations.
When those who were inclined to evil killed a family member.
When He needed to make major choices, like who would be His inner circle that we call 'The Disciples'.
When He was preparing for the last push of His earthly ministry.

Jesus wisely encourages us to come away with Him when we are tired and worn down.
He doesn't say quit to regroup.
Nor give up to grow up.
Or even run away for your protection.
He simply encourages us to find a place of rest...

Are you tired today? Maybe weighed down by huge expectations?
Have you been pushing through in life and/or ministry and you are feeling a bit worn out?
Please don't quit. Please find a place of rest whatever and where ever that may be...
Quitting can be such a negative moment when we get it wrong due to our emotions controlling our defining moves. Finding your rest in God will propel to new levels of effectiveness and won't leave you in regret.

Something to think about...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Does God have a problem with your questions?

I don't think God has a problem with you asking Him questions?
Those why, when, how, what phrases to heavens throne do not phase Him one little bit...
Jesus asked His disciples and the crowds questions all the time to get them to think.
God through the prophets of old used to ask questions while sharing truths.
In fact questions are the gateway to understanding.

Is there something about this faith in God thing that you don't understand?
Ask a question...
Are you wondering what could be your next assignment from God?
Ask a question...

God has promised each of us that we have ears specifically designed to hear His voice.
God wants to answer your questions.
Speak to your heart.
Give your direction.
Maybe the question back is - will you listen?

Can I encourage you this week to not be afraid or ashamed of asking God anything?
Let Him speak to you and guide you.
You might be pleasantly surprised?

Something to think about...

Wednesday, July 04, 2018


“And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me,” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭22:29‬ ‭niv‬‬

I absolutely love this verse and what it implies for you and for me!
Reading it this week, it really lept off the page and hit me between the eyes.
God wants to confer something pretty special to you!
Every translation says the same thing with an equally powerful word, appoint (KJV), assign (ESV), grant (NLT)...I just like the power and meaning of confer.

Think about it for a moment, God wants to confer on you what He gave Jesus.
What did He give Jesus?
The ability to to hear exactly what He was wanting to say, when He wanted to say it.
Opportunity to operate beyond human restriction and ability.
Positioned Him above every rule and authority. And so much more!
Now consider again that this is exactly what Jesus is saying God wants to do for you and how you can live and breath and be...

You are not little “your name”, you are Gods kid given everything you need to change the world.
The same Holy Spirit that anointed Jesus to preach, teach, and display the greatness of God is available to you. Available so you can do exactly the same things!
That is why he said you can do...because you can do...don’t limit yourself to your understanding or false humility. Live up to and operate in the high calling of God and accept the role conferred to you today!

Something to think about...