(Philippians 4:19) – And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

If God has promised to provide each and every one of our needs why do we still encounter frustration?  Why are we still lacking some of the very things we know we need and have prayed for? Out of frustration we may have tried to meet the need ourselves, or questioned God as to why He hasn’t responded.  We may have felt unfaithful and thought God did not hear us because of this weakness. We then thought maybe we are not praying right or doing enough to please God.  We know deep inside, only God can fill our needs which further frustrate matters and reveal our complete lack of control.

We cannot successfully meet our own needs or compel God to comply with our personal desires, time schedule, or concepts of how the unmet needs should be accomplished.  So what are we to do? Here’s some good news, where we are exactly in the position God wants us to be in.  No, God does not enjoy our pain or take delight in seeing us suffering or being confused.  He is a God of infinite love, gentleness, and compassion.  Nothing He does (or does not do) comes from spite.

His purpose in allowing a delay to meet our needs is to strengthen our faith and reliance on Him. Quite frankly it is to get rid of our self-sufficiency.  In a very real sense our unmet need is a form of trial and temptation.  It’s a trial because it tempts us to turn away from God and meet our own needs in our own way. So what are we to do when our prayers are delayed and the pressure to give up increases?

This might sound trite and simple, but we must keep our eyes on the Lord and follow Him, no matter what, knowing that the testing of our faith leads to perseverance, which works to make us “perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (James 1:4).

Keep trusting God and anxiety will eventually disappear and all our needs will eventually be met.  When we take our concerns to God we can be confident that He always has our best interest at heart.  Only He has the power and the wisdom to take care of each and every one of our needs.

God wants to bless us and meet all of our needs.  Some people feel that in order to be spiritual, they have to be poor.  Others think that if we are spiritual, we will become rich.  Both of these ways of thinking are extremes.  The promises of God are for every need to be met and for us as individuals to be blessed and prosper in the Lord.  Look, some of you have been entrusted with great resources to serve the Lord; however, the Bible also contains many suggestions regarding poverty, riches, giving, prosperity, and abundance.

The one thing that is certain is that our loving Father knows exactly what we need at exactly the right moment.  He will never leave you or let you down.  I have been young, and now I am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken.  Nor his descendants begging bread…” (Ps. 37:25).

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September 2015 – NORMAL TO WANT MORE

Nor that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:  Philippians 4:11

One of the greatest challenges in life is learning to be content.  We struggle with contentment in our finances, relationships with others, and in our jobs, contentment seems ever elusive.  It’s like grabbing water with your hand, as soon as you grab it; it pours back through your fingers.  It is difficult to find contentment, but God in His infinite wisdom showed us how we can find true contentment.

The first thing we need to do is stop conforming to the world and its way of thinking. Then our decisions will not be based on what the world says you need in order to be content.  Then it’s important to replace that line of thinking with the truth of God’s Word.

His Word tells us to trust Him to provide each and every one of our needs.  His Word says we should pray for “our daily bread.”  It tells us to live in today, and tomorrow will take care of itself.  The Word says you can do all God asks you to do.  He will empower you, keep you, and sustain you, no matter what.

Until you learn to trust completely in Him and live as close to the present as possible contentment will continue to be a fleeting desire.  If you are not content where you are at the present, contentment will continue to elude you.

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August 2015 – One Truth Still Exists

One of the most difficult things to accept yet one of the most glorious things to remember is that God loves us just as we are. Our natural tendency is to please and strive to deserve something. It might be wealth, love, career, or prestige that we need to achieve in order to feel accepted… ( Please continue reading.. )


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July 2015 – If you want the Good Life !

If you want the good life,

Get wisdom. And if you want wisdom, get God.

-George O Wood

The story is told that the guy who invented Velcro got the idea when he was walking through a field one day. Rather than being simply irritated with all the little weed burrs that stuck to his pants, he studied them carefully and discovered something useful. Now that’s wisdom: looking for the good in annoying even uncomfortable situations. Each minute of each hour of each day is a gift from God, a unique opportunity to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. Every day is also a challenge: we have places to go, people to see, things to do, and choices to make. But we do not face the dilemmas of life alone; for our Lord has promised to provide all the wisdom and insight we need, not just for our major decisions but even for the smallest, simplest choices-like looking for something good in a weed burr.

May you live each day to the fullest measure of God’s unfailing love and perfect wisdom.

P.S. After this weeks Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage, I leave you with this.

And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

God Bless & Much Joy In Life

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June 2015 – Spiritual RX

Spiritual Rx

There are not too many ailments that doctors do not have a prescription for. All you have to do is make an appointment with your primary Physician, describe your ailment and presto! Hop in your car and run down to the pharmacy, get it filled and pop it, problem solved. Just be sure to take your medication as directed and watch out for those nasty side effects. ( Please continue reading )

JUNE 2015



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May 2015 – Peace With God

People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God…  The Bible says… “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”Proverbs 14:12

Want to know how to be at peace with God?

(please read attachment)   MAY 2015

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April 2015 – “Purposeful Prayer‏”

How many times has someone asked us to pray for them? What did we do? (Please read attachment)

APRIL 2015

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