god first priority 247 purpose

God First. Is He Truly My Priority?

Around five o’clock am, I woke up with one eye open and fumbled for my iPhone strategically located on my night stand. I blinked a few times to remove the blur cautiously scanning my inbox for emails to alert me of any system issues. The morning inbox determined how hectic my morning would be and set the pace for the day. After a long day of back-to-back meetings, it was time to recheck the inbox which might take a few hours to catch up. If systems were stable, I jumped in the car for an hour commute home with a typical ETA of eight o’clock pm. Wake up the next morning, rinse and repeat.... read more

new Christian 247 purpose

I’m a New Christian! Now what?

I recall being a new Christian. It was exciting, awkward, intimidating, uncertain, and thrilling all at the same time. Unfortunately, my development as a newly baptized Christian delayed for many years because of a gap in answering the question, “now what?” Even though I attended church from my earliest years of childhood, my defining moment of becoming a new Christian was at age sixteen when I chose to be water baptized and made God a priority in my life. I never felt such peace and confidence knowing that I was on the right track. However, those emotions quickly faded into what seemed like a first-time visitor driving through New York City without a road... read more

God’s Calling? Mystery Revealed

I’ve been grappling with the words to express what I’ve learned about the topic of finding our calling and our purpose in this life. I spent many years searching for it out there in far off lands, non-profit organizations and the like.  What God revealed to me spending 40 days of service and solitude in Rwanda was that we are to follow Jesus and put Him first in our lives – that is our true calling.  Not just on Sunday, at church or other Holy place but home, work and play. Our actions matter 24×7 – 365 days each year. Will He call us to provide individual acts of kindness, do appropriate actions and change... read more

Word of the Week: DREAM

Everyone has a dream.  A Dream… Distinguishes you Releases your potential Encourages you to seek Adjusts your attitude Motivates you A dream is the visual activator of who we want to be and where we want to go. A dream is always in the future somewhere out there that we cannot quite put our finger on but we are always seeking it.  We’ve heard the phrase “just living the dream.”  Although that can be true partially, most of us dreamers never stop wanting to realize a new potion of the dream, striving for the next level and the dream just gets bigger after each milestone is achieved. God has a dream for our lives and a... read more

If you have no major purpose

February 1, 2010 IF YOU HAVE NO MAJOR PURPOSE, YOU ARE DRIFTING TOWARD CERTAIN FAILURE. Not having a major purpose for your life is like trying to navigate without a chart. You may eventually get somewhere you like, or you may drift aimlessly, always hoping-but never finding-the place where you would like to be. As you grow as a person, so will your major purpose. It is the natural order of things that, when you reach the top of one mountain, you will look around for higher peaks to climb. In life, either you are moving forward or you are going backward. When you plot your course carefully and thoughtfully, you can ensure that... read more

Searching, Searching, Searching…

Do you find yourself constantly searching for answers or trying to fill a void that you can’t explain?  Do you ever start wondering how much time is spent doing this analysis?  My DNA is designed to gain information, learn and continue learning.  I love this about myself – my quest for knowledge keeps my life interesting and challenging.  However; there comes a point when I have to stop and ask myself how much is enough?  When do I stop searching and make a decision to ACT?  For the person like me, this is a serious challenge.  Being a new Halftimer, I find myself searching for the “next thing” or the “right path” that God... read more