God is Not Religious

This is pretty simple. God is God. He is not “religious.” We are the ones who tag God as “religious.” Then, we do everything to separate “religion” from everyday life. Translation: We want to separate God from everyday life. The problem with that is God is life.

We need to stop all the tags we associate with God—”religion,” “spiritual,” “holy,” etc. God is simply God. God created life and gives us life. To repeat, God is life.

This doesn’t mean we walk around religious, spiritual, and holy. It simply means we listen to God on how to live our lives. And, I’ll repeat once again, God gives us one very simple command on how to live life: LOVE!

How can life be any simpler. LOVE!

God, life, love. Have a wonderful day living!

The Jesus Model of Service

In this country we talk about political “service.” It’s anything but “service” as intended by the founding fathers. Politics today is some combination of get-rich scheme and massaging egos. It’s not true service to others. Want to see real service in action? Look to Jesus.

Jesus came simply to serve. When they wanted to make him a king he snuck away. He simply lived for us and then died for us. He started humbly and died more than humbly. He played no favorites, especially those who wanted political advantage from him. He simply served.

There is no better model of service than Jesus. Every politician—especially those self-proclaimed “Christians”—should be reading the Jesus playbook on service. If they did this country would truly be in a better place, not to mention a better world.

Have a GREAT day! And trying serving today!

Abundant Hope in Your Future!

There is not just a little hope in your future but abundant hope in your future. If you cast your life with Jesus what God said to Jeremiah…

“There is hope in your future.” Jeremiah 31:17

Comes to life in Jesus…

“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 

Life is all about where your priorities are. Make your world your priority and live with what the world hands you. Make God your priority, truly following the life Jesus laid out for us, and there is abundant hope in your future. Every day is a great day with doors open up all over the place, regardless of any windows that close. Hope truly does spring eternal in Jesus’ footsteps. Follow them!

Have an abundant hope-filled day!

Harnessing the Power of God

God created you. God is in you. God is woven into your very fabric. So, it stands to reason that you can do anything if you just BELIEVE that God is not only in you but is also behind you pushing. As Mets pitcher Tug McGraw years ago immortalized, “Ya Gotta Believe!” Of course, he was talking about baseball. I am talking about life. But the same words hold true—Ya Gotta Believe!!!

“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Matthew 17:20 

Doubt is the universal cancer eating away at your amazing potential in life. I guarantee that almost all reading this now have doubts. “I can’t move mountains.” “That’s silly.” “I can’t do this or that.” Well, I beg to differ. BELIEVE and let it wipe all doubt away. You can move mountains. It’s all about harnessing that power of God in you. It’s in you!

Have a great week. Let belief rule this week, wiping all doubt away. And move some mountains!!! I know you can. Better yet—God knows you can and will if you just BELIEVE!

I’m Back. “What Are You Looking For?”

I’ve taken a break from blogging and posting to clear my head. The question that I am trying to answer is, “What are you looking for?” It’s not my question. It’s Jesus question (John 1:38). It may be the most profound verse in the Bible and the best question of all time. What are you looking for? Continue reading

Simple Life, Simple Secrets

Life should be so very simple. God means life to be simple. We are the ones who complicate it. Our lives start out as a clean closet that we keep piling junk into daily. Before long that empty closet is stuffed with junk and overflowing.

I have found 7 very simple secrets to a simple life: Continue reading

In the Beginning… Amen. First and Last Words of the Bible and Your Life.

The first and last words in the Bible are, “In the beginning” and “Amen” (Genesis 1:1 and Revelation 22:21). The lessons in between those words are a lesson on life. And each of our lives start with “In the beginning…” and end in “Amen.” In between is the story of each of our lives. How we live—what we learn from the lessons in the Bible, if anything—is the story of our life.

“Amen” and life is over but then a new life begins. Where we spend that life in eternity depends on how we live this life and what we have leaned from beginning to Amen end.

Something to reflect on this weekend. Have a great one!

You and I Hung Jesus on the Cross

Make no mistake about it—You and I absolutely hung Jesus on the cross. We were there pounding in the nails and hoisting that cross up to leave Jesus hanging to die. Sounds like crazy talk and some religious mumbo-jumbo? It isn’t. We were there along with every other person dead, alive, and to come.

On this Good Friday, it’s at least one day we should remember that Jesus died for everyone—and to take our sins and wipe them away. So, unless you have never sinned, you were part of that crucifixion. As was I.

Something to think about today. Worth pondering the sacrifice Jesus made for us, what it is all about, and why He made it. Then, simply say “thanks!”