May 2013

God has a way of getting your attention even when you don’t realize that He is talking to you.  Recently God revealed an area of deception that I had allowed to come into my life.  God told me to make it right and I most definitely did not want to do it. I was more concerned about the way that I would be perceived than I was about obeying God.

The longer I contemplated what to do, the more I really did not want to do it.  I would love to seat here and say that God made me do it, but that would not be the truth.  But what did happen was that Holy Spirit revealed to me that I had just sin against God through disobedience.  As I struggled with what had just been shown me, I realized that I wanted, no needed, to obey God.  I knew that the heaviness of sin had just been given place in my life through my own hands.  I had to make the matter right.  Yes it was uncomfortable for me, but I obeyed God.  As I pondered on what had just happened in my walk with the Lord, this message started to take shape.

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Have you ever considered that our lack of prayer could be a sin? I have to admit that I had never thought about not praying being a sin until just the last several days.  When I look around at all that is taking place in this world as well as taking place in the lives of those around me, myself included, I have to ask “are we praying?”  The answer to that question is one only we can answer individually, but for myself, I have to say I am complaining more that I am praying. 

In 1 Samuel 12, Samuels gives his farewell speech to the nation of Israel and in it he declares “…God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you…” (23). What if our unwillingness to pray to God has allowed sin to come into our life’s?  Or on the flip side, what if our prayers could prevent some of our trials and tribulations?  These are questions that I want you to ask yourself and ask God.

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Throughout the afternoon I have been hearing the words “Peace in the storm” in my spirit.  I know that for me that was a word of comfort from the Lord.  However once I came inside and watched the news I knew that so many other this evening will also need peace in the midst of their storm.  No matter what you are facing this moment know that God is able give you peace while you are in the middle of your storm.  Hold onto the fact that God is right there by your side, never leaving you or forsaking you.

1”God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear,…10 Be still, and know that I am God:…” Psalm 46

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It has been almost 6 months since I have written on my blog.  There are many reasons that I could list as to why I have not written but the truth is there is only one reason, and that is sin!

I have allowed everything and everyone to take precedence over the call of God on my life.  I lost a church, but found a better church.  I lost friends, but gained better friends.  My marriage has struggled, my finances have struggled and my life has felt like a roller coaster.  And through it all God has never left my side.  I was the one that turned my back on God.  It has been so easy to be mad at God for what I have walked through, but I have realized that the person I should be angry with is myself!

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