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?
But in the middle of my chain-smoking and wild ways, I had a revelation of Jesus at my father's deathbed, and within a year's time God sent me a friend who bought me a New Living Translation Bible...
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."
Anxiety has become an epidemic. But through thanksgiving we can turn our worry into worship. Have you ever been worried? As a new believer, a better question for me would have been, "Have you ever NOT been worried?". Since a small child, I had lived in a state of anxiety. Fear was my constant companion, … Continue reading Thanksgiving: Our Weapon Against Worry
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, take this challenge to exercise yourself in gratitude. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Psychologists say gratitude is the least felt of all human emotions, even though it has some of the most positive effects on the … Continue reading The “45 Things You’re Thankful For” Challenge
God has prepared an unique process to mold you in His love. Here's 3 "R"s to receive more from Him, as you walk upon this path. Last week, I shared a little from my journey into facing my issues and learning to receive love from God. (Click here to read it.) My behaviors were extreme, … Continue reading The 3 “R”s Of Receiving From God
It's been said, "painful emotions buried alive, never die". But God can rebuild any soul on His love. A few months into my marriage, my new bride asked me, "Why do you tense up whenever I touch you?" I was floored by this realization! She was right. Anytime she touched me, I would recoil. In … Continue reading Learning To Be Loved
4 practical tips we gleaned from God's Word to keep off the weight. It's been a little over two years since I lost 80 pounds. (My wife was able to lose over 50!) Though I fluctuate a bit, I thank God I've been able to keep the weight off. (My wife, too!) Today, I want … Continue reading How I Lost 80 Pounds and Kept It Off