Do the Work

Discipline is not a natural thing. By its very nature, discipline is about self-control, making ourselves do things we wouldn’t naturally do. But we must do the work of disciplining ourselves if we want the discipline to work. Planning and strategizing, as important as they are, will never produce results in and of themselves. Only action can […]

What kind of person…really? (Luke 6:45)

A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart.  An evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.  (Luke 6:45) “I know he’s done some terrible things, but he’s really just misunderstood.” “Yeah, he cusses and yells and lies sometimes, but he’s really […]

Jesus wants to give you fruit that lasts

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 15 JESUS WANTS TO GIVE YOU FRUIT THAT LASTS “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide.”  (John 15:16a) If you’re like most people, at some level you want to make an impact […]

Jesus will take care of the results

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 11 JESUS WILL TAKE CARE OF THE RESULTS Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you […]