If a better life were possible, would you be interested in following three important steps each day to experience it? Most would. Many might question whether that kind of life is even possible, and some might carefully consider it if things were coming apart all around them. Have you noticed that kind of response to life appears to be more prominent today than it has ever been? Sometimes, you and I must get to the end of our 'rope' before we are willing to reach out for the l
Everyone has had a 'Monday' in their life. We often use the term to put the problems of life into perspective. We've had a day to play and a day to worship and because life doesn't slow down or stop when we do, things around us have the tendency to build up. In some cases, they blow up and the debris left behind must be cleaned up and dealt with. You've been there, as have I. But is there a better way to deal with the second day of the week that is often mistaken as the 'bad'
The Apostle Paul shares this insight that needs to be incorporated into one's daily practice. "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Is that not a better, more blessed way to live each day than the model we too often fall prey to? Rejoicing largely depends on things going our way. Prayer
Intentional invite. Have you ever heard the term? The term 'intentional' refers to something done on purpose, something deliberate. It is the act of setting your heart on 'something' and then putting your back or your body into what is decided. The hymn 'I have decided to follow Jesus', though once much more familiar than it is presently, speaks to being intentional in the decision to forsake sin and follow the Savior. It is something that a person must decide in their heart