Friday, February 22, 2013

It May Be Time to Fly

Proverbs 1:32

32For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Most people like some level of safety and security. It's natural to do so. The first taste of security we ever experienced was at the hand of our parents, hopefully. But too many of us get complacent. When God is ready to move, many of us want to stay put. When God is ready to move, many of us think, "I got this God. I don't need your direction." But our loving Father, is a parent. He's our daddy. And when He says it's time to shake things up, we have to just hold on to His hand while the ground underneath our feet "looks" like it's disappearing. What most don't realize is, in that moment, God wants us to fly. What if you're not ready you say? When the baby birds are in the nest the mother feeds them for a while. But soon she pushes them out the nest so they can learn. Sometimes we don't learn until we are pushed. The more we want to be complacent the more the ground beneath our feet will give way. Not wanting to fly when God says it's time is not only disobedient to Him, but He may be pushing us in a different direction because something is going to happen where we currently stand and He wants to keep us from crumbling. Check your wing gear, it may be time to fly.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

You Can't Take It With You

Ecclesiastes 5:15

15Naked a man comes from his mother's womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand.

The richest and wisest man known in the Old Testament was King Solomon. King Solomon had wealth beyond measure and wisdom from God that could not compare. As one so wealthy and wise, he said you can't take anything with you when you die. He talks of how more wealth brings more anxiety. Not sure if that anxiety is from fearing loss or those around are not true. But in any case, King Solomon talks of how it is good to find some satisfaction in what one obtains. That one ought to be happy in their work from which their wealth has been obtained.  It is a gift from God. But what happens when one no longer finds satisfaction in what they do? No matter what, you can't take it with you. King Solomon's point is that only in God can one be satisfied even with their wealth. Only in God can one take pleasure. What is it to obtain all the wealth in the world yet still be unhappy and sad? You only get one life. No matter what you obtain, you can't take it with you. So better to be happy and love doing what you are doing so that when you do spend what you have obtained and you do take your last breath, you are doing so with a smile.

P.S. A huge thank you to Stubbs and her co-host DJ Wyitt for having me as a guest co-host on the Leap of Faith Show live at this past Monday! We had an awesome time talking, laughing and enjoying the Spirit of the Lord who made himself present!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Do Not Be Afraid

Ezekiel 2:6

6And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or terrified by them, thought they are a rebellious house.

In one sentence God tells the prophet Ezekiel three times to not be afraid. God had called Ezekiel to speak on His behalf to the people of Israel. Israel was rebellious. But God said speak anyway. Israel would not listen, but God said speak anyway. The reason God told Ezekiel to speak anyway was because when He was ready to hand down the punishment they were warned about, they cannot say they did not know. The people of Israel could not claim ignorance.

What Some do not understand or know is that it takes a great deal of courage to say or write what God says to do so. We talked about this on the radio yesterday but it's been looming on my heart. It is difficult to share what God says to share. It takes a lot of courage because as humans, we do not like rejection. We do not want to be scorned for our words. Yet, when God says to speak, we must speak. When God says to write, we must write. When it is pressing on us til we cannot breathe, it must be said. Have you ever been afraid to tell someone the truth? Have you ever been afraid to say what was on your heart to say? Do you know that if God laid it on your heart, then it needs to be said at the time He has specified? If it is not accepted, God will make a way so that at the proper time it will be. If it is ignored, God will set things in motion so that at some point, it can no longer be ignored.

Do not be afraid. God is greater than what any man can say or do on earth. God ordains your steps, your waking up, your ability to breathe. As the word says, man withers like the grass. No one can outdo God. Do not be afraid.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Loving Much

Luke 7:47

47"Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven-for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little."

Jesus praised the woman who came into the house and kissed his feet, worshiped Him and cried tears of gratefulness. She showed Jesus how much she loved Him. Yet the man whose house Jesus was a guest in did not even give Him a drink of water nor did he offer Jesus any sign  of love. It was as if Jesus needed to be grateful that He was invited, yet He is the Savior. When you love someone truly and deeply, it will show. It will show in how you treat them. So Jesus compared the acts of the woman to those of the host. As the NIV Bible states, "the woman's love was evidence of her forgiveness but not the basis for it. She was saved by faith." She believed in Jesus and her belief caused her to love Him deeply. And Jesus did tell her that her sins were forgiven. We make mistakes in life and make wrong choices whether it was because we did not have all the information, refused to see the information or were just out right disobedient. In any case, Jesus still loves us. His love was already proven when He allowed the nails to pierce His body. The bigger the mistake the more we are willing to show Jesus love once we have confessed it because it's only through love that we could ever be forgiven and it is only by faith that we could ever confess our wrong. Knowing that any wrong, no matter how big, has been forgiven ought to cause one to love much like the woman Jesus praised.

Remember to tune into the Leap of Faith Show today, Monday, February 18th with my girl Stubbs on and I will join her live in the studio at 10:30am! Go to and click Listen Live! Blow up her phone lines as we would love to hear from you!