“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11, ESV) How did you get here? You had dreams and hopes when you were young. But now you find yourself in a place that you never expected to be. You are not sure how you ended up here. But it is not where you wanted to be. Your past does not equal your future. You cannot change the past, but you have influence over the future. The decisions of the past determined your present. But the decisions that you are making today will determine your future. … [Read More...]
“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” (Proverbs 16:3, ESV) What gets the greater emphasis in life? Prayer or planning? There are two extremes. On one extreme is to pray and leave all the results to God without doing anything. The other extreme is to plan without prayer. Both of these extremes are wrong. Most of us lean towards one of the two extremes. Maybe you are more a prayer person, or maybe you are more a planning person. God does not call us to be one or the other. He calls us to be both - prayer people and planning people. There is a balance. Pastor … [Read More...]
“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” (Isaiah 6:3, ESV) God is holy. To be holy means to be set apart. It means to be different. It means to think, look, and act differently from everything around you. God is holy because God is without sin. God is holy because he can do what no one else can do. God is holy because there is none like him. He stands over all. He is complete in perfection, goodness, and power. When God’s complete perfection is revealed in its fullness, it is humbling and even terrifying to us who are weak, sinful, and unholy. Consider … [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.