Impressing God from the Inside Out

We all know fashion is a big thing. How you look, how you present yourself, how you walk and how you talk is all designed to impress others. What God is interested in is us impressing Him. We can take what He has given us—resources, good looks, talents, even our ability to relate to other people—and “kingdomize” it. In other …

Getting Real with God

Getting Real with God

Nobody likes a trickster. Nobody likes a conniver. Nobody likes it when someone is running a game on them. We’ve all been affected by that, or maybe we’ve even affected people that way. It’s hard to run a game on God, because He knows where we’re coming from, He knows why we’re doing what we’re doing because He’s a motivational …

Jesus Christ

Jesus came to earth to do the Father’s will, but He also came to represent God so that we would know what it is like to have God with us. In Colossians, we read, “He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God ….” Colossians 1:15 In Hebrews, “And He (Jesus) is the radiance of His glory and the exact …

Your Race Isn’t Over

Your Race Isn’t Over

Sometimes our mistakes and sins can become a lifestyle. We develop bad habits and wrong choices as a way of life. You might look back and say, “Wow, how could I have done that for that long? How could I have gotten trapped in that addiction or that scenario or that bad relationship?” The good news of the grace of …

Keep Your Umbrella Open

Keep Your Umbrella Open

We all have umbrellas, which are coverings designed for us to walk under them so that when it rains, it won’t rain on us. Grace is not only something that happens when you are converted, it is a lifestyle you are to operate under. You are not only saved by grace, you are to maneuver under the covering that God …

Making the Right Moves

Making the Right Moves

Once I was given a checkers set. On each checker there was a crown. That’s because each checker was created to become a king. Each checker was created to be crowned. Every checker won’t become a king; it all depends on the moves they make. But each checker was created to reign. If you’ve trusted Jesus Christ as your personal …

The Overriding Law of Grace

The Overriding Law of Grace

Did you know that grace gives you the ability to either override or to work through adverse circumstances in your life? We all face things that seem difficult to overcome: problems, pain, frustrations, people. Sometimes, it looks like we are being overridden by that which appears to be out of our control. What grace does is it comes alongside of …

Grace is a Freedom Fighter

Grace is a Freedom Fighter

Freedom is an awesome thing. The one great thing about our nation is that it was established to promote freedom. Freedom is release from illegitimate bondage—something that has no right to hold you hostage. Did you know that the good news about grace is that it offers freedom? Freedom from our attempts to make our own selves acceptable to God. …

Being Saved from Drowning

Being Saved from Drowning

When I was a water safety instructor, I trained lifeguards. You’re a lifeguard first, then you become a water safety instructor. Christians are involved in saving people’s lives. People who are drowning. People who are going under. That’s kind of what sin does; it causes us to drown. It takes us under. We’ve all been infected and affected by our …

Better Than a Birthday Gift

Better Than a Birthday Gift

We all like things that come to us for free. We don’t have to pay for it—like a birthday present. When you think about the word “grace,” think about a gift. It is God’s gift to the human race. Grace is God’s unmerited favor, or to put it more comprehensively, grace is the inexhaustible supply of God’s goodness giving to …