When Jesus saved me, I was a club DJ, and fully engaged in the lifestyle one might expect from a club DJ---late nights, drugs, and partying. I had a foul mouth, a sharp tongue, and a girlfriend who worked at a Hooters restaurant.
The end of the year is the perfect time to take some time and do a self-diagnostic---reflect back on 2018, bring you heart before God, and set goals for 2019. Is there something God has been trying to tell you? Has there been handwriting on the wall?
I can make the same face, too, when God starts to dig around in my heart. I'll never forget when the verse above, Philippians 2:3, came alive to me in a fresh way: "let nothing be done for selfish ambition or vainglory"
"I waited patiently for the Lord... I certainly do not like waiting. In fact, I have this strange tendency to assume when God promises me something that it's going happen in a timetable that seems reasonable to me."
Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what He has made crooked? Ecclesiastes 7:13 NLT The Scripture above is very interesting and reminds me of what God said to Isaiah, "my ways are not your ways". The Hebrew word here for "crooked" is AVATH and it means "to bend, to make … Continue reading Has God Ever Messed Up Your Plans? (Ecclesiastes 7:13 Devo)
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2 The Scripture above says that we are only transformed when we change the way we think. Why? Because what we … Continue reading “I Need Alcohol To Sleep And Function In Life” (Romans 12:2 Devo)
"...that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17-19 Here's my rendition of the … Continue reading “The Tale Of Two Brains” (Ephesians 3:17 Devo)
Many of us fear correction from God because we lack understanding of His ways. “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the training and instruction that comes from the Lord.” Ephesians 4:18 Notice above, God’s appeal to parents. When it comes to adjusting a child’s … Continue reading God Our Trainer