How To Consistently Grow in Your Relationship with God

We are creatures of habit. Most of us tend to do the same things over and over, we eat the same thing for breakfast, sit in the same seat at church, fall into the same routine day after day. We probably don’t recognize that much of our life is run by routines. But what happens when we encounter something that challenges our routines.  A scripture, perhaps, causes us to look at the life we live and ask, “Am I doing what God is asking me to do here?”

In Matthew 6 Jesus talks about worry, provision, trust and an attitude of the heart. He is inviting us into a deeper relationship:

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Do Something Different This Christmas

You know what I’m doing this Christmas?

S-L-O-W-I-N-G   D-O-W-N!!!

That’s right!  In the midst of a very busy time, filled with ministry and get-togethers, I’m pulling back the reigns and slowing down. I’m watching less TV, doing fewer unnecessary things and coming back to the heart of worship. I’m coming back to what the holiday is truly meant to be. 

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The Value of Taking Time to Reflect

Over the years I’ve come to learn to value something that so many never take the time to consider. It’s simple, it doesn’t take a long time at all, but for some reason so many think they’re too busy to implement it in their own lives. It’s a pity because so much is gained by doing it. When it’s put into practice consistently AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN! So, what am I referring to?

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How to Overcome a Spirit Of Fear

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Lately God has been speaking to me about the spirit of fear and how it is all around us and how it is trying to get in us. Fear started in the garden and has been present ever since. Although today it seems to be magnified by social media and the news, it’s always been at work. From generation to generation fear has been trying to keep us from experiencing the wholeness that God has intended for us. After the fall Adam said he was afraid because he was naked. He hid from God and sewed fig leaves together to cover himself. In fear he hid from God and tried to cover himself to hide from Eve as well. Instead of going to God, fear led him away from God and caused separation in his connection with Eve as well.

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How to Enjoy the Journey

Holidays are some of my favorite days because regardless of what holiday we’re celebrating they always end up being days centered around family as well. Father’s Day is always a favorite because well, I love being a dad! Honestly it’s one of the best things in the world! I love being there when my kids wake up and I love laying them down to sleep. I love just watching them, listening to them, spending time with them. I love sharing moments together and making memories with them.

Last years Father’s Day started something like this…when I woke up I was showered with gifts! Specifically two different kinds of gifts.

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