Thursday, November 29, 2007

It ain't too late

When we were kids we used to say "Do Over" and that meant that you got another chance at whatever you were trying to do.

Well I've come by here to tell you that you can call "DO OVER" whenever you want. Your life doesn't have to stay where it is.

I was watching the "PTL" program on TBN and a guest was being interviewed about a book she had written. While answering one of the questions, she said "The enemy has a way of looking at your past and convincing you that it's your future." "WHOA!" I said when I heard that. How many of us are living in the shadows of our past? How many of us think that since we came from humble beginnings that that's as far as we can go? You deserve better than whatever you've had. If you've had great - you deserve greater. If you've had good - you deserve better.

Don't be intimidated by your past, be intrigued by your future.

Look in the mirror and say"I can start over whenever I want to AND start over."

It ain't too late.

2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

Monday, November 19, 2007

What is your definition of success?

For some, success means paying all your bills on time. For another, it could mean tithing every week, or not "maxing" out your credit cards, or it could simply mean spending more time with your family. Bottom line, success doesn't mean the same to everyone. Everyone doesn't need celebrity and fame to be considered successful.

Pray to be successful by your own definition. Commit your success to the Lord and yourself.

Don't measure your success by someone else's standard!

Proverbs 16:3 says "Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed."

Have a blessed week.

Monday, November 12, 2007

What are you thankful for?

Take a minute to think about that. What are you thankful for?

Too often we focus on the negative in our lives, sometimes it feels as if it outweighs the good, but maybe we take the good for granted. We pray and we ask God to grant us the desires of our heart, and how do we repay him? By complaining? Do we even say "thank you?" It wasn't big enough, or it wasn't the right know what you do.

There's a commercial on television; the mother and her three children are having dinner and the children each take turns telling the mother the good things that have happened in their day. Isn't thay a lovely tradition to start with our families? With our God?

What are you thankful for? Perhaps it was someone's hello that was a bright spot in your day. Maybe you were able to pay off a bill, or see someone you hadn't seen in a while. Whatever it is, big or small; honor it, embrace it, enjoy it and give thanks for it.

Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

This little light...

I was listening to a morning radio show one day and a very well known gospel recording artist and pastor was on the show. The host told of a time that they helped someone find the Lord. The artist/pastor could not remember the incident. The host said " oh you didn't know you did it, you were just being you", then he said "your light was shining and you didn't even know it was on."

When people see you, will they see your light? As Christians we are often under close scrutiny. People are always watching to see if you are gonna slip up, or if it's all an act.

John 12:46 says "I have come into this world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness."

Is your light shining?

Have a blessed week!