Category Archives: Personal Relationship with God

Are You Still Celebrating?

Hopefully you have celebrated the birth of Christ in the last couple months. If not, you have that opportunity everyday to celebrate. If you don’t have that reason to celebrate, today is the day of salvation. You can have that opportunity to celebrate by accepting Him as your Savior today.

If you have been celebrating, don’t stop now. Keep celebrating. Christ gives us so much to celebrate that everyday has something in it that we can praise Him for. Look for that reason to celebrate. May God Bless You each day during 2013.

Persecution and Problems

No one said it was easy to follow Christ. He tells us in this world we will have troubles. We have troubles whether we walk with Him or not. The difference is the amount of troubles and whether we go through them alone or with Him.

We will be persecuted. We will think differently than the world thinks. We may be called names or laughed at. Consider it joy because we are living for the Lord and we will receive our reward. Look at what Christ went through. We should be just like Him and forgive them for they know not what they do. They are not yet understanding God’s perspective. Until they do, they will not see things the same and therefore may do things and say things that may be inappropriate. We should forgive and pray for them.

They are not perfect and we are not perfect. They may still need to accept Jesus as their Savior but they are loved just the same. Allow God to deal with others and let’s do our best when God deals with us.

Are Children Always A Reflection Of Their Parents?

We often think our children are a reflection of us, but that is not always the case. Sometimes they choose to go against everything they have been taught, everything we stand for and even everything they know. Why? We don’t always know why, but don’t let their behavior destroy you. When we stand before God, it will be us not them that God sees.

We often worry about what others are thinking or saying. That does not matter either. They are not the ones we have to stand before. God knows our intention and He knows the part we played in the choices our children make. God knows our heart and we are to please Him not people. They do not always know our heart. We just need to continue to walk in all the light we have and let God do a work in our children. God can work in the areas where we have failed. We must trust God to also work in the areas where our children have failed.


If you have had a great 2012, may your 2013 be even greater. If 2012 has not been that great, may 2013 be a year of renewing. God is bigger than any of your problems. Your attitude, outlook and perspective can make all the difference. Don’t allow Satan to defeat you. God can make the difference in how well your year unfolds. May it be joyful, peaceful, hopeful and full of the things that truly satisfy.

If you want this year to be different, you may need to make changes in how you are doing life. You may need to do things differently if you aren’t getting the results you want. If you don’t change how you live, you will keep getting the same results.

Poor decisions bring poor results.

Better decisions bring better results.

Good decisions bring good results.

Make sure you are moving to the right drummer.