For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. (Romans 8:18, ESV) Every Sunday, I share a verse of the week. Use this verse to meditate, pray, ponder, and memorize during the week. See how taking just one verse into your heart each week can be transformational. … [Read More...]
“And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work.” (Nehemiah 2:18, ESV) The work of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem was good. The work was important. The work would be fulfilling. The work was from God. But the work would be difficult. It would require strength. It would require wisdom. It would require skill. It would involve discipline and conditioning. Nehemiah 2:18 tells us that the people would “strengthen their … [Read More...]
Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” (Nehemiah 2:17, ESV) Nehemiah makes his case to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. He had pondered the situation, prayed over the situation, assessed the situation, and made plans to address the situation. Now came the time to build a consensus and to recruit the people who would make it happen. But there was something he lacked. It was momentum. The people had suffered derision. Not only were the walls broken, … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
This is post that started it all and led to the creation of Greater Things Today. Discover 40 Things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of you life.
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.