by Brenda L. Wells
At times I look in the mirror and ask the question “WHY?”
Did God give the shape and the color of my eyes.
Then I look at the length and texture of my hair;
The style and size of my body wondering who really cares?
Do these physical qualities define the person I see;
Do they even matter, as long as I Love Me. Continue reading
by Joy T.J. Riley
But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, Go up to and meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going off to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron?’
King Ahaziah reined for only two years after his father Ahab’s death. Ahab was married to Jezebel. Ahab allowed Jezebel to use the power she had with him to take over and convince him to serve her pagan god and he even allowed her to have an innocent man murdered. He attempted to serve both the pagan god and the God who brought him to power. Ahaziah was in his upper room and he fell and hurt himself. Instead of seeking God for healing, King Ahaziah sent his messengers to seek the pagan god to see if he would live or die. Because God had been quiet Continue reading
by Sharman J. Monroe
Recently, I attended a business conference where a gentleman was recognized for an outstanding achievement. He spoke of the positive effect the company has had on his life, how it has changed him into a better man and how he, consequently, has positively affected the lives of thousands of people throughout the world. During his speech he said he was sold out for the company. Someone behind me immediately remarked “You need to be sold out for God.” For some reason I was immediately offended. I thought about the remark all night and wondered what does being “sold out for God” really mean.
Being sold out means being “100%” devoted to something; it means making something a priority in your life. Jesus taught us to make God a priority in our lives: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you” Matthew 6:33 (NKJV).
Of course, the obvious ways to be “sold out for God” are Continue reading
As we are blessed to start a new year of life, let's remember we are to be excellent!