When you can’t provide

When you can’t provide

“You give them something to eat,” Jesus said (Matthew 14:16). The question took the disciples by surprise. The Lord has just asked them where they could get bread to feed 5,000 men, plus women and children. Where indeed? The disciples looked for money to buy food. Philip, a little known disciple, said they would need […]

Seize the Moment

Seize the Moment

Procrastinators focus on problems. The diligent focus on solutions. There is an element of dishonesty in procrastination. When we procrastinate, we lie to ourselves to avoid work, instead of facing the facts. We lack the integrity to admit we would rather delay action then expend energy. We aren’t mature enough to recognize that the cause […]

God’s Power in You

God’s Power in You

Jesus’ words and deeds on the night of the Last Supper were focused on helping the disciples grasp a truth as revolutionary as the first use of an incandescent light. “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14:20). In […]

A word Jesus used 10 times in 3 verses

A word Jesus used 10 times in 3 verses

Confused and afraid the disciples left the upper room and stepped onto the narrow Jerusalem street.  They felt the frigid air nip at their faces and cut through their robes.  Holding their fluttering torches high they followed Jesus out of the city.  Suddenly he stopped.  A key moment had arrived.  He would tell them, in […]

The key to success or failure

The key to success or failure

Consider these truths that come from a single  principle: You reap only if you sow. You reap only what you sow. You reap after you sow. You reap more than you sow. All of this flows from the law of the harvest: “You always reap what you sow” (Galatians 6:7). Throughout the day we sow […]