“All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us. “(Hebrews 11:39-40 NLT) It’s not easy to live by faith. We live in a broken world. When God kicked Adam out of Eden, he told Adam that life would be hard. And it is. There's a cosmic battle for your life going on, both inside and outside of you. The weather doesn
“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17 NKJV) A gardener can plant the same kind of seed in three different locations and gets three different results. In one spot, she'll get giant tomatoes. And another she'll get small tomatoes. And in the third, she'll get nothing. What’s the difference? It's not the seed, it's the soil. The soil must be prepared for the seed. The same is true when you hear God’s Word. It's why you can take two people to chu
“I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:12-13 NLT) You need more than positive thinking to live a life of faith. You need the power of God. Apostle Paul says it like this: “I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everythin
When I was asked by my church to participate in a fast this year, I was couldn’t help but reflect on the first time I fasted which was over six years ago. You see for me that fast was the first time that I chose to attach my faith and belief to some tangible action. I had just failed my brokers exam and desperately needed to pass this test in order to take my business to the next level and at the same time my wife and I had been thinking about how God would grow our family.
Recently I was thinking about decisions people make that in our modern day society are not considered wrong but are having a negative impact on their lives. It seems that the common thought now days is “Why Not” everyone is doing it. The other day I questioned a person about something they were doing that was clearly hurting their personal life and relationships. Their response was that what they were doing was not sin. 1 Corinthians 10:23 “Everything is permissible but not e
Fasting to me was a mystery until about five years ago. There was never much emphasis put on it when I was young growing up in church, and my parents never fasted that I knew of. I read about it in the Bible of course, but didn’t see the need for it nor did I understand the power in it… until the first time I tried it. I was preparing to go on my first mission trip to Honduras, and I was desperately in need of funds. I had spent much time in prayer, and had come up with qu
Verses like Proverbs 3:5&6 and the verse that says He orders our steps and so many more. I have been at Champion Life Church for 10 months and 20 days today. I can show you my prayer list that specifically asks the Lord to place me in a workplace of ministry. Ministry is my heart, my calling, my joy and delight. The background of how I came to be here is just amazing. Even more amazing to me was that Pastors Eddie and Tammy would welcome me here and believe that the Lord
Let’s talk about PRAYER and FASTING today. I have become enthralled with this subject. I had the amazing privilege of growing up with a Mom who knew how to pray. As her children, she never forced us to pray, but she always prayed with us and for us…walking out the door to go to school, Mom would place her hands on our heads and pray a blessing over us. When I went to Bible College we had some students who took every opportunity to go to the prayer room and really pray! I w