obedience to god

Diets Don’t Work Without Jesus Either | Being Obedient to God

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5 When Jesus said nothing, he meant NOTHING! And when we refuse to abide in His ways, we are destined to produce rotten apples. How do I know? I am a poster child for self-driven fruit production. Most days, you might find me swinging from His vine, barely holding on, instead of letting the vine wrap around me with a tight grip. For example, a few days ago, I find myself on my knees, begging the Lord to help me become more obedient... read more

God, Give Me Wisdom

So many mornings I pray for guidance, answers, and direction. Then I’m reminded that I simply pray for wisdom.  His wisdom is all that we need to pursue the character of God within us.  We make it complicated and sorrowful sometimes, and it weakens our ability to see the Light right there before us guiding and sheltering through the storms of chaos. Surely we see the coming of the Lord upon us in the distant future. Surely He will come for us and see His Glory stretched out across a land of mercy.  Purely are the flocks that follow in His presence and righteousness yearning to see the distant shelter that He built for us to dwell and occupy... read more

Thank God for Closed Doors?

We’ve all heard the saying “thank God for unanswered prayers”, right?  Well, the same goes for closed doors perceived as missed opportunities.  In 2007, I learned one of my biggest life lessons about the way God directs and steers our lives when we are ready to receive His guidance.  Think about it, how is He going to do this for us when we have an independent mind and free-will to do whatever we want?  Someone much wiser than me told me once, when you’re on God’s path, life is easy.  Things come freely because its exactly what He desires for us and that is where we find peace.  So I’ll give you one example... read more