How Do You Define Success?

The world’s definition of success is centered around things of this world – things you can earn, buy, demand, manipulate, be, or make. God’s view of success is distinctly different: it is that we glorify him be obeying him. Are you ready today to think about prioritizing the two definitions and seeing whether you are more committed to the world’s view or to God’s? This is a great exercise if you want to finish well the race God has set out for you. The Lure Of Success What type of success beckons you? Is it fame, wealth, possessions, power, perfection, or popularity? Is it an impressive job title, getting invited to the right parties, or being a size eight? Is it having a company car and a key to the executive elevator? Is … [Read more...]

Hear Me!!

O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God. For I pray to no one but you. Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:1-3 Through this psalm, King David taught much about the expectant attitude of a powerful pray-er. He begins his prayer as if he is putting his hands on each cheekbone of the face of his God and saying, “Please pay attention to my pain and anguish. No one else who listens to my complaints has the power to change my circumstances as You do, O Lord, for You are the God above all gods. You are all-knowing, always present, and all-powerful.” The truth taught in every psalm is this: God … [Read more...]

What are a few of your talents or skills?

God is aware of every single one of your talents and skills. In fact, he gave you all your godly ones at birth or helped you develop them along the way. It gives him great pleasure to see you use what you have been given. The first step in appreciating your talents and skills is recognizing them! Today is all about doing that, so you can dedicate them to the Lord for his service. Talents And Skills? I Don’t Have Any! So, are you not a talented harpist, gifted communicator, or respected surgeon? But have people commented that you are a natural at cross-country skiing, landscape painting, or computer repairs? Do you even remember when you learned to be a stenographers, mechanic or carpenter? Are you an incurable inventor, an … [Read more...]