Our Proper Response

Romans 12:1 says, “Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? To surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship” (TPT).  The question - “What should be our proper response to … Continue reading Our Proper Response

Continually Woven For Good

Today’s verse is one I remind myself of daily. Romans 8:28 says, “So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together for good, for we are His lovers who have been called to fulfill His designed purpose” (TPT). I need to remind myself of this daily because each day we … Continue reading Continually Woven For Good

Spiritual Realities

Yesterday, we looked at the motivation of the flesh from Romans 8:5. Today, we continue with the same verse, looking at the impulses of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:5 says: “Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated … Continue reading Spiritual Realities

What Benefits You

Today and tomorrow, we are going to look at the two different motivations we read about in Romans 8:5 — “Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated to pursue spiritual realities” (TPT). Today, we focus on how … Continue reading What Benefits You

Peripheral Issues

Today I’m wearing a shirt that says, “Keep moving forward.” I purchased this shirt because I often would write or preach the phrase, “Keep pressing forward,” so this shirt was destined to be worn by me. The concept of moving forward, pressing forward, is all about direction and movement. The direction is straight ahead. Despite … Continue reading Peripheral Issues

In Your Heart

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it (Proverbs 4:23 NIV). Your heart determines your steps. Your heart directs your journey through life. Today’s verse says that we should take the words of God and put them in our hearts. With the Word in our hearts, that which is good … Continue reading In Your Heart

Anything That Moves My Heart

In Philippians 4, we are reminded of the importance of focus. The Bible tells us: “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (v. 8 NASB). … Continue reading Anything That Moves My Heart

Everyone Everywhere

Psalm 100:1 says, “Lift up a great shout of joy to the Lord! Go ahead and do it—everyone, everywhere!” (TPT).  Other translations say it this way: praise the Lord all the earth or praise the Lord all the lands. How will everyone everywhere praise the Lord? How will all the earth, all the lands, praise … Continue reading Everyone Everywhere