Why Do I Need Church?

Judges 1:3 – So Judah said to Simeon his brother, “Come up with me to my allotted territory, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I will likewise go with you to your allotted territory.” And Simeon went with him.

There is a very disturbing statistic about church attendance — it is going down. More and more people are proclaiming that they do not need to go church, but will do church “on their own”. The Bible tells us that the narrow path is hard and difficult, impossible on our own. Throughout the Bible we are told that we cannot have fellowship with the Lord unless we first have fellowship with other believers. It is that fellowship that allows us to “fight against the Canaanites; and I will likewise go with you to your allotted territory.” I pray for each of you that you will find that one place that the Lord is calling you to, build roots and allow the Lord to grow you in ways you never imagined possible.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Have You Seen Jesus?

Matthew 28:1-8 – 28 Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.” So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.

Have you seen Jesus? Have you received Him as your Savior? Have you recognized Him as the One who defeated death and sin? Have you rejoiced for what He did for you on the cross?

I pray that you will find a church this Easter Sunday to worship he Lord and give thanks for what Easter truly means to us — freedom from sin and death.

Chris is risen, He is risen indeed!

Is It Your Turn?

Judges 1:1 – Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, “Who shall be first to go up for us against the Canaanites to fight against them?”

“Somebody needs to do something about this.” It is a common saying, unfortunately, it is the wrong saying. There is much work that needs to be done today for the Lord, but it isn’t “somebody” else that needs to get it done. May you allow the Lord to use you today to do His work to His people. “Who shall be first to go up for us against the Canaanites to fight against them?” The answer is simple — it is your turn.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Jesus Fought for You

Joshua 23:3 – You have seen all that the Lord your God has done to all these nations because of you, for the Lord your God is He who has fought for you.

What we see on the cross is not a Savior fighting for Himself, but a Savior fighting for us. “For the Lord your God is He who has fought for you”. As you face your trials and battles today, take comfort and know that the One who fought for you on the cross is the One who still fights for you today. Just as He claimed victory over the cross and death, He will claim victory over your trials, struggles and battles facing you.

I pray for victory today for you on your Journey!

Cross Over

Joshua 22:19 – 19 Nevertheless, if the land of your possession is unclean, then cross over to the land of the possession of the Lord, where the Lord’s tabernacle stands, and take possession among us; but do not rebel against the Lord, nor rebel against us, by building yourselves an altar besides the altar of the Lord our God.

This is the week of Easter; a celebration of new life, new beginnings, new hope. It isn’t a celebration of what Jesus did for Himself, but a celebration of what Jesus did for us. In today’s passage we read, “then cross over to the land of the possession of the Lord, where the Lord’s tabernacle stands, and take possession among us”. Easter morning, Jesus gave us the opportunity to cross over, to change the direction of our life and gave us a second chance. This Easter, I pray for you that you will take advantage of the second chance that Jesus gave you to “cross over” and begin new. Easter morning is a new day, a new hope a new life in Jesus Christ.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

It Is Not About Religion

Joshua 22:5 – But take careful heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Different people may have different ideas, thoughts and definitions of what it means to be a Christian. Today’s Word reminds us of what it really is, “the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Love God, follow God, obey God and serve God. No, Christianity is not about religion, it is about a relationship. And, it is that relationship that should drive every other aspect of your life.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!