Saturday, June 15, 2019

A Father’s Love

God is Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Every Father’s Day we celebrate the important role fathers play in our lives. Yes, dads hold a special place in our hearts, not only as our protectors, providers, and encouragers, but simply because they love us.

And while paternal love is vital to our well-being, it does not match the perfect and complete love that comes from our Heavenly Father. While loved ones can fail us, God never does – He is our rock. Grasping the significance of God’s unconditional love for us can seem beyond reach if God is merely an impersonal spirit. But through Jesus, God has made himself known so that we can know God intimately.

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:4-6

Because God is Love, through Jesus, we can have a personal relationship with God the Father.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Network for Success

God is All Powerful

Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: “Who am I, Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 2 Samuel 7:18

In business, it’s good to be connected. But for those of us who are building our rolodex, we often find ourselves on a long road, striving to be associated with all the “right people”.

While knowing chairmen and CEO’s can certainly help, who we really need to know is Jesus if we want true success in our lives. It is easy to believe the illusion that comes from our own success, but in reality it’s God who is ultimately in control working in and through us for His glory. For those at the top, that precept should be humbling as it was for David, the King of Israel. And years earlier David's reliance on God serves as encouragement when he, a mere shepherd boy, faced the giant Goliath. So no matter your title or status in life, there isn’t anything that can stop you, outside of your own disbelief, when you put your trust in Jesus.

“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23

Because God is all powerful, we can be confident with Jesus reigning in our hearts