Category Archives: God

What Is It God Really Wants?

This has become a very important question for me and I want to share a few reasons why that you may find helpful.

I don’t really think I can get inside the mind of God and come up with His answer for every conceivable question. The benefit of asking this question is not to get the perfect answer every time…here are some of the benefits:

This question helps me weed out my own agendas. Am I just pursuing this because I am being selfish or is this something God is truly pleased with?

This question helps me check my flesh. For instance, if I am upset with someone and my pride gets in the way…asking this question helps me get that in check.

What is it God really wants?

This also puts other people’s opinions in perspective. Am I doing something just because others want me to or because I really think it pleases God? This helps me address my co-dependency to keep from doing things to please people or to continue to display a favorable view of myself to the world.

Sometimes doing what God wants most will let people down. Sometimes it will result in me not getting my way. It might make me look bad in front of people who I want to look good in front of. That’s all okay if I believe I am truly pleasing God in those moments.

This has been a very important question and maybe you will find it helpful as well.

What questions do you find yourself asking over and over again in various situations?

Seeing What You Can’t Yet See to Do What You Can’t Yet Do

I love disc golf. I used to play it every week. Life has gotten busy and now I am down to a few times a year but the sport is one of my favorite things to do. Years back when I was younger and more nimble, I could throw the disc a pretty good distanceContinue Reading

What The Motivational Speakers Just Don’t Get

Motivational speakers can be extremely helpful. They can inspire us, get us moving when we struggle to move. But there are some things secular speakers can’t wrap their minds around which are extremely important. They can’t because they aren’t coming at what they do as a Christian, from a Christian worldview. The first is thatContinue Reading

Who is God Sending Today? How Do You Fit in?

God has always been a sending God. He sends people places for various reasons. He sent Abraham to a new land and later the Hebrew people to that same land. He sent his son Jesus to the earth. Jesus send his apostles out to minister. God’s sending doesn’t end with the last word of theContinue Reading

How God Sees You

I cannot begin to tell you how many times I wish my kids could see themselves as I see them. They are so loved. They are so cherished. They are so blessed. I can’t fathom loving them any more than I already do. But from their perspective it is impossible to see these things toContinue Reading

Hearing God

“In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions.” – 1 Samuel 3:1 In our day and age, it isn’t that God isn’t communicating with us, it is that we aren’t good listeners. I don’t think “the word of the Lord” is “rare” today. I think we have gottenContinue Reading

Love is the Inevitable Result of Purity

“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.” – 1 Peter 1:22-23   1 PeterContinue Reading

Learning to Talk With God

Raising kids makes for some fun and challenging times. One of the things that we feel is essential to their growth and maturity is how to talk with adults. There are basic rules of civility that we want our kids to know and do when it comes to talking with adults, for example – lookContinue Reading

Filling the Emptiness

In order for anything to get filled it must have room to receive. If something is already full there is no room for anything new. When we make ourselves overly busy we have no room left to be filled. Ironically our busyness is often an indicator of our emptiness. When we fill our hearts withContinue Reading

Catching God in One of His Grocery Store Parenting Moments

If you are a parent you know the moment…it is that moment when you have had enough. Your kid has done something for the umpteenth time and they have been at it for several hours. You finally hit your limit and you let them know it in the strongest possible terms…in public. Store patrons areContinue Reading

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