Inspire, Hope, Help, Share

Jun. 5, 2015

We have a big race here in Colorado that takes place on Memorial Day- The BolderBoulder. With a back drop of the Colorado Rockies, racers must be in top shape and accustomed  to the altitude for this 10k adventure. One thing I’ve always noticed are the ‘serious’ racers, usually from out of state, and even the country, and their light-weight clothing choices. It seems they know that to get in your best time, you must strip off the extra weight, train, and be very disciplined to make the end.

Hebrews 12 reminds us to do the same thing in our spiritual journey:“let us strip off the weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up…” (NLT)

We all have something we can call ‘weight’ hanging around our neck. The more we carry, the slower we function. It is near impossible to run with endurance any 10K if you are carrying a massive gold chain around your neck, weights strapped to your ankles, or even carrying small items in your hands the entire time!

Strip off the weight that slows you down.

Evaluate your life and where your endurance, your stamina, your commitment lies. You might be surprised to find your focus and dedication is somewhere other than God.

If you want to grow and be the disciple God has chosen you to be, keep your eyes on Jesus Christ- the champion who initiates and perfects our faith! (Hebrews 12:2)

May. 19, 2015

I get it! Circumstances can leave us exhausted, broken and rock us a bit. But remember, Jesus asks, "Where's your faith?" Luke 8:25).

Where do you place your faith when your storm rages? In whom do you believe? What does that faith and belief mean in the center of that storm?

His power is greater than you can ever imagine, and can calm any downpour, disturbance or blast of the unexpected! Believe!

May. 19, 2015

How do we get through each day on this earth?
We never stop praying!

Your prayer life is the key to all communication with God above! He delights in these conversations with you. Our Father is always ready to listen. So what are you waiting for? Talk to HIM!

Aug. 15, 2014

Have you checked your Spiritual Vision lately? Are you striving to see clearly what God wants you to do? Have you looked beyond your ways and point of view to embrace His? Spiritual insight can become truly hazy at times, as we focus in on our own selfish desires, or our hold on self serving wants, needs, goals or interests. How can our Spiritual Vision be restored and exercised? By staying focused on God- keeping that eye fixed on Him and His desires for your life!

Aug. 5, 2014

How much do you share on social media? Seems we now share our entire life somewhere on the internet. People share jokes, funny quotes, music and videos. Is Jesus part of your consistent sharing routine? Do we share Him by how we treat others? Are we teaching our children and setting examples for the next generation by our actions? When it comes to the 'main' source of worldwide communication these days, are we doing everything we can to make sure Jesus is the spotlight? I know many people think, “No, I don’t want to share THAT on MY page, site, feed or status! No..it’s controversial, people don’t want to see THAT on MY status. I want to keep it light and entertaining, I don’t want to share THAT.” Think about it.
Social media is here to stay and has fast become the dominant way of communicating- so what are you doing to spread the good news. As a believer, this should be your priority!