Expect A Harvest

Are you missing the harvest?

Proverbs 20:4 says “Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.” Make the most of every opportunity before you. In order for you to embrace your full potential and live out God-sized dreams in your life, you must diligently prepare the field of your life to receive the seed of God’s promises. Today is the day that you prepare for your future. Have faith in God and expect a harvest.



Family Foolishness

Family foolishness at your family gatherings? Do you end up at odds with those you love?

Proverbs 20:3 says “It’s a mark of good character to avert quarrels, but fools love to pick fights” (The Message). Avoiding a fight is really wise.  Do you know that at family gatherings it is often the little quirks about someone that can drive you crazy. Learning to let go of offenses, setting good boundaries, and simply loving from the heart goes a long way in building family unity.  You can avoid family foolishness!



Bringer Of Joy

Bringer Of Joy with your words.

Proverbs 15:23 says “A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment—how good it is!” All of us know how helpful it is to receive affirmation to help grow. There is also joy when you are the one who can speak relevant words to someone else. Joy is contagious. When you speak encouraging words to others you will be encouraged as well.

Be a joy bringer today. Speak helpful words to others. Let your words be spoken at just the right time.



Joyful Understanding

Have you every noticed that confusion robs your joy? Get Joyful Understanding!

Proverbs 3:13 says, “Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding” (NLT).Wisdom comes to those who fear and reverence God. As you search out His ways you will gain His understanding. One of the things that is wonderful about growing older when you are a Christian is the opportunity to grow in greater wisdom.

As you begin to understand God’s ways, confusion will flee and understanding will come. Let the joyful understanding of the season bring you abundant blessing of wisdom.



Restored Joy

There is no joy when you disobey God?

King David was so distraught after his sin of adultery and murder that he penned a song of repentance. In Psalm 51:12 David says, “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you” (NLT).

Often the enemy of our hearts will tempt us to sin, making it seem like a fun thing to do. But don’t buy it. It is a trap that will lead to unhappiness and pain. True joy comes when we turn around and are willing to completely obey God.  Then He restores our joy so that we overflow in Him.



Glorious Miracles

Have you ever noticed that it’s easy to forget God’s glorious miracles?

Psalm 106:1-3 says, “Praise the Lord!Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Who can list the glorious miracles of the Lord? Who can ever praise him enough? There is joy for those who deal justly with others and always do what is right.

Joy comes when we give thanks to God for His goodness. Joy comes as we walk in integrity, always doing what is right whether someone is watching or not. Joy comes when we remember the glorious miracle of Christ’s birth and His new life in each one of us who calls on His name. This is a season of great joy.



Joy, what’s the secret?

Joy, do you every wonder what is the secret to it.

Psalm 16:11 says: “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (NKJV). The secret is staying in God’s presence. Whenever you or I are lacking, we need to find Jesus. When we abide in Jesus and He abides in us, then we experience fullness of joy.

In every season, in stead of escaping from life, make Jesus the joy of your life. Don’t let shopping malls or buying things be a diversion.   In His presence is fullness of joy.  It will become the fruit of your time with God.



Press On!

Have you ever had the question from your child, “Are we there yet?”

In Philippians 3:14 Paul says “I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” (NLT).  So many times we get distracted on what is really important in our lives.  A good athlete is very focused on the prize.

You and I need to be diligently pursuing the heavenly prize. Think about the eternal ramifications of leading your child to Christ, of sharing the good news with your neighbor, of fulfilling your calling and destiny in life. Don’t get distracted by how long things take, press on, the prize awaits those who don’t give up!



Insurance Plan

Do you ever forget to thank God for all of His benefits?

Psalm 103:2-5 says, “Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!” (NLT).

This is a great insurance plan.  With God, your difficult situations are forgiven, your disease are healed, and every dead-end situation is redeemed. You even look younger because your youth is renewed.

Remember God’s benefits today. Thank Him that His word is true and apply it to your life and the life of your family.


Take Your Medicine

Do you laugh every day?

Proverbs 17:22 (NLT) says “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” If a medical doctor said to you, take this medicine 3 times a day and you will feel better, you are likely to obey.  Well God’s word has given you a prescription that is guaranteed to make you feel better. If you smile, laugh or simply enjoy your everyday life, your heath and well-being will improve.

Don’t get stuck in a cycle of daily frustration, stoke the embers of your sense of humor. Don’t sweat the small things and laugh yourself healthy.