How is your fighting power?

Have you been in any fights today?  I’ll bet that you have.  If not, they are coming.  The alarm clo ck goes off…you are in a fight.  Will you get your workout in?  Will you spend time in God’s Word?  Time to head to work…you are in a fight.  What will your attitude be?  Will […]

The most important change that will help you obey God

self-control

We all struggle with sin.  It’s hard to obey God.  We begin our lives as fallen people plagued by the sin nature and even when we trust Jesus to redeem us, the battle continues.  That often frustrates me.  New life in Christ doesn’t eliminate the conflict.  We are called to obey.  We are given new […]

How to make a change.

change

As the end of the year rolls around, we begin to think of how we lived during the last year, and what we might change in the coming year.  Change is hard.  It usually doesn’t happen. Take Courage! Change is possible, but it takes a good plan. The key is asking and answering three key […]

How to find delight in your life

delight

Delight…what kind of images does that word conjure up for you? I think of pure, unadulterated moments of pleasure and joy like sitting next to the blaze of a warm fire after the temps dip below freezing.  I think of watching the sunset over Lake Superior from the pier in Grand Marais, Michigan.  I think […]

How to reach your goals with a shovel

goals

Reaching goals is simple…painfully simple. I assume that I must be a slow learner because God seems to keep teaching me the same lesson in different ways.  Today, he used a shovel. I’ve got things I want to do in life.  I have spiritual goals, physical goals, ministry goals, financial goals…goals of all sorts.  The […]

How to let Jesus disciple you

disciple

Jesus was a disciple maker.  He still is and he wants to disciple you. As I always emphasize, a disciple is a learner…a learner…a student of Jesus Christ.  You can read more on that here and here. It is a pretty exciting reality that Jesus Christ, the resurrected Savior of the world has a personal […]