My vision is to see transformed believers actively doing the work of Christ by reaching the Lost, Strengthening the weak, and encouraging the faithful.
My mission is to equip individuals through biblical teaching, coaching, and demonstrating the Life of Christ resulting in transformed lives being lived out in the spirit of EXCELLENCE.
|Posted on March 23, 2018 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak. Do you have? Have it to yourself before God, Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.
( Romans 14: 21-23 )
Freedom, rights, self-preservation..... unforunately, when people become Christians, these tendencies don't disappear immediately. This struggle is clearly seen in the issue of Christian liberty. Within the diversity of God's Kingdom, believers often disagree about what is permissible and what is forbidden in " gray areas." Though our temptation is to defend of our point of view. Paul reminds us to operate within the boundaries of edification. In other words, Christians should never demand their rights to the detriment of other believers.
To the contrary, we are most like Christ when we willingly forfeit our liberties so that others will not stumble. Life is about more that what we eat and drink, " gray areas" become stumbling blocks for those who are weak. Where the Bible isn't explict in pronouncement or principle, Christians must exercise sanctified flexibility that displays compassion and love for others. With our conscience as our guide, we must value every member of God's family by seeking the good of our neighbor before our own ( 1 Corinthians 10: 24).
A Christian who loves his brother will personally avoid what may cause another person to be led into sin and " to fall." Believers should put forth every effort to edify or lift up other believers at all times.
I pray we continue to "Live IN Triumph"
|Posted on March 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
You're probably reading this blog because you suspect that you are someone in your life is living in a glass house. Or perhaps the title struck a chord.
Whatever the circumstance, it's likely that a currect or past relationship is causing you pain. The person who is the source of this grief may be alive and part of your everyday life. Or he or she could be a long-decreased parent. You may not understand who or what is responsible for the distress, but alone what to do about it.
You may not even be able to describe how it has affected you. But like the main character in the MATRIX, you sense that something is wrong and has been for a long time.
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW?
Do you feel isolated, distrustful, and flowed? Do you live in fear of disagreements, unable to do anything but wait for the other shoe to drop- or fly across the room? Do you feel trapped and helpless, unable to leave or stay in an important but unhealthy relationship.
"God is in the restoration business His desire is to restore us,
heal up the brokenhearted and demonstrate
Kingdom power as never before"