Do you tend to focus on what God has done, or what you want to see God do?
God knows the future, and His plans for us are good and full of hope. As long as God, who knows the future, directs our agendas and goes with us as we fulfill His mission, we can have boundless hope.
Do you have a hymn or contemporary Christian song that you hear or refer to that has deep meaning in your life? For me it is 'How Great Thou Art'.
Our 12 Days of Pizza has a huge impact on our communities, and here's a deeper dive into one of those stories:
How often do we try to do things on our own? I know I am guilty of this. I'm always overconfident in my ability to perform and try to go through life without the help of others. In many ways others can help us to become 'sharper' as the Bible describes.
I don't know how many of you began 2020 with New Years resolutions in mind, but every year I set out goals for myself to improve my health, accomplish a goal, or begin a new habit. By this time each year I begin to lose the desire to continue in pursuit of my aims and find myself returning to the status quo.
Last week we saw In 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 what will happen when Jesus comes back again. The dead in Christ will meet Him in the clouds, and then soon after, those who are alive in Christ will meet Him there too. Wow!! That will be something.
Do Idols exist today? Maybe not in the physical sense like the Israelites had with their wooden carved images. But we are certainly drawn to things that can serve as idols in our lives.
Great thing come in small packages and sometimes pizza boxes. Barb and Steve, owners of the Pocahontas, IA Pizza Ranch had a fun way of celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with their community, a rural Iowa town of 1,800 people.
Is it possible to be fearful and overjoyed at the same time? I don’t really think so. Overjoyed is one of those emotions that takes over in that moment.
Spend a few minutes reading scripture about what Heaven will be like. If you read the Friday post you were reminded that spending eternity in Heaven is a promise for all that believe and follow Jesus. But what will Heaven be like?
When I was growing up I remember hearing in Sunday School that Jesus would come back to earth to get me, and all who believe. At an early age, I believed, hoped, and had faith in what I heard. You might say that God grabbed my heart way back then. And since then, I’ve been leaning into that promise for years. I have found comfort in the fact that, although this world is hard, someday I’ll be taken up into heaven forever.