Think about the excitement in your house each Christmas morning. The kids can’t wait to run to the tree, find their gifts, and unwrap them all. We need to have the same sense of joy, excitement, and expectation about the gift of Jesus. He is our Savior! He is our deliverer!
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:4
One day I was sitting on my couch and talking about my need to exercise. My oldest son Jake said, “Put on your shoes.” I was surprised and asked him, “Why?” He said, “Stop talking about it. Let’s do it.”
Choices are important because they reflect the condition of our hearts. In the book of Joshua, Joshua shared a strong warning about making wise choices.
Have you experienced traveling “hiccups?” Have you missed your flight, picked the wrong lane of traffic and got stuck, or missed an exit? These things happen to me all of the time!
My family moved to a new home. We are still in Conway, Arkansas and we are slowly settling in to our new space. We love it! I walk around my house every day and thank God for it.
Some seasons in life are busy. I just concluded this type of season. Let me tell you — it was hard and I was overwhelmed. I would never try to hide this fact from you. Busy seasons are hard seasons. Even now, I am fighting the urge to tell you my list of things that I had to do.
Think about a moment in your life when you experienced regret. You said something or did something that turned out to be wrong; or maybe you missed an opportunity to do something right. Regret — the longer we live the more likely we are to experience it in our lives.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1, New International Version) This well-known verse of Scripture beautifully defines faith.
Believers in Jesus Christ always have a reason to hope. Hope changes everything because it positions us to see what is in our life instead of what is missing.