“‘For the heart of this people has become dull, With their ears they scarcely hear, And they have closed their eyes, Otherwise they would see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, And understand with their heart and return, And I would heal them.’” Matthew 13:15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Is it easy to … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Understand
It’s a new day. How are you going to start it? Let’s look at Luke 11:9-10 to get some ideas. As you read this text, look for the key words that stand out to you. “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Ask
JESUS SAID: Hurry Down When Jesus got to the tree where Zacchaeus was, he looked up and said, "Zacchaeus, hurry down. Today is my day to be a guest in your home." Everyday, just by virtue of a new day, we start over to seek meaning, love, understanding, and significance. So today, instead of rushing … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Hurry Down!
Philippians 1:9-11 reads like this: So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover’s life, circumspect … Continue reading How to Live a Lover’s Life
Did you know that God is happy with you? He is also happy to do things for you. What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these … Continue reading God Is Happy With You
Today, let's use the Sweet Spot with God Framework (TM) to understand and play the message of John 15:16. Let's start by reading the scripture in the New International Version (NIV). John 15:16 NIV: You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so … Continue reading JESUS SAID: I Chose You
John 15:7 reveals a secret that we all would want to know. The secret to knowing God is to hang out with Him. The secret is to ABIDE.
Have you read the story of Jonah lately? The story is about a fish, a plant, a worm, and the wind who listens to God, and a man named Jonah who didn't.
What is your picture of God? Are you struggling with knowing if He is for real and whether you can trust Him to do in your life what He says He’ll do? Do you keep Him at a distance because you don’t know what will happen if you let Him in? Are you trying to … Continue reading JESUS SAID: I Am Jesus