A Thanksgiving Prayer November 22, 2017
When you pray this Thanksgiving, I’m pretty sure I know what will make your list: your salvation, your family, your health, blessings over the past year . . . like perhaps a promotion, a new job, graduation, a new child, and maybe for some of you even a sports win.
But recently I read a prayer that directed my thinking in a different way, so I’m going to spend some time this year praying this prayer. Perhaps you will want to as well.
Run with Perserverance November 21, 2017
Paul urges followers of Jesus Christ, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way to get the prize” (1 Corinthians 9:24 NIV). The prize is not heaven, the prize is a crown for those who discipline themselves to serve Christ and help people come to know Him.This is what every single believer is called to do, and it takes perseverance to do it in such a way as to win.
Run with Generosity November 16, 2017
Generosity is more than random acts of giving. Everybody gives, but not everybody is generous. When someone says we don’t give or we aren’t generous, we tend to think protectively and think of the one time.
Dear Nate November 8, 2017
I had one of the greatest privileges a father can ever have last weekend. I turned over the primary watchful care of my only daughter Sarah to an incredible young man, Nate Alderfer, as they were married.
RUN WITH SACRIFICE November 7, 2017
We are ALL IN. We know that requires sacrifice, and that is how we are running. This week we considered what God has to tell us about the significance of sacrifice and the difference it makes in our race.