“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” Amos 3:3 A C.E.O. once said to a group of entrepreneurs, “Take my advice. Hire the best person for the job and save yourself a lot of headache.” Paul puts it this way, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.” 2 Cor. 6:14. You cannot successfully partner with someone who does not share your vision, your belief, values, and your goals. This goes for business, marriage, and even friendships. It is said: “A wise man chooses his friends with care, but......
“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3. Waiting is not always easy. God’s timing is not always ours. “Any time now, Lord,” could be the cry of your heart, but consider if a fetus cries, ‘I’m tired of the darkness’; or if a caterpillar cries, ‘I’m tired of this cocoon’ and with impatience get out of the safety of their development. It would cause premature delivery, permanent......
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Is. 40:31. There is strength, ability, creativity, and sustaining power that is waiting for discovery. Sometimes it takes challenging times to make you discover your resilience; dangerous moments for you to discover your inner strength; discouraging words that make you discover your faith; and frustrating moments that make you discover your inner peace....
“A man who has friends must show himself friendly, but there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.” Prov. 18:24. Loneliness is everywhere. The greatest loneliness can be experienced in a crowd. Loneliness is not just being alone, but a feeling of disconnection, alienation, or separation. We all need friends. We all need support, encouragement, help, and meaningful interaction. To have great friends: 1) Become one. Instead of wishing for a friend, become one. Show yourself friendly. Give. Share. Help. Encourage. You have a friend because you are a friend.......
“For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.” (Eph. 3:14-15) God placed a great deal of emphasis on His relationship with us as our Heavenly Father. Jesus told us to pray to God as Father. “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name”. There is a difference between asking a stranger or a high-profile person for something versus asking a loving father who cares deeply for you. When you pray to God......
“Then Jesus answered, ‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.’ And her daughter was healed from that very hour.” (Matthew 15:28) A desperate woman came before Jesus crying, begging, and pleading to Jesus for help for her daughter who was demonized, tormented, and being destroyed by evil powers. As a mother, her daughter’s agony was also hers; her suffering was also hers and she went to Jesus with undaunted faith. He was her hope and sure salvation. She was a Canaanite woman who lived with prejudice and victimization, but on......