In this episode I talk about how to find hope when you confess the same sin over and over again.
And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NIV
Micah was considered one of the Old Testament minor prophets. Here he is reminding the nation of Israel what God expects of them. How to walk with God and before people.
“To be a “good Christian” requires more than personal devotions and a warm feeling inside. God wants us to show the outside world what He is doing inside of us—and that takes humble, merciful, just action.” Charles Stanley
1 The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. Genesis 12:1-2 NLT
Abram (who later became Abraham) was asked to leave everything that he was familiar with to go to a place that God didn’t give him all the details about. He would have to leave his country, relatives, and family. The only thing God did tell him was that if he obeyed, he would be blessed.
So many of us want God’s blessings but have a hard time obeying what He asks. We want specifics and details to move forward. The truth is, God will seldom give details but always associate blessings with obedience. When we respond to what He asks of us, He will in turn bless us in the process even if all the specifics are not given up front.
God, help all of us today respond with obedience so that we may be in Your will and blessed because of it.
What you eat before and after you workout really does matter because timing is everything. In this video I talk about what to eat after you workout.
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and livestock with him in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the earth, and the floodwaters began to recede. Genesis 8:1 NLT
Up until now we see have seen God’s judgment through the flood narrative, but from this point on we see a shift to that of redemption. God remembered Noah, his family, and all the animals. To “remember” in the Bible wasn’t God simply not forgetting about his people, but it was an expression of concern for them, it was an act of love. When God remembers his children, he does so “with favor.” We see this demonstrated by the wind he sent to help the waters recede.
God is a just God, so we will see seasons of judgement in order world especially when we are out of his will and doing what we want. The good news is that He has not forgotten about you. He remembers you and will show you favor because you are his child.
Ask God to send the wind of his favor in your life where you most need it and know that you are special and highly favored.
We all know that eating healthy and regular exercise are the primary elements of healthy living, but how about the coordination of the two? In this video I’m going to talk about 1. What to eat before a workout. 2. How much to eat. 3. How soon should before a workout
In this video I sit down and talk to my good friend Beto Zamora about his take on raising kids. Beto and his wife Sonya have four children and have recently celebrated 20 years of marriage.
You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” Genesis 4:7 NLT
Abel was angry that his offering to God was rejected because he gave it with a poor attitude and perhaps out of obligation. God told him this would not be the case if he did what was right (giving out of gratitude). His refusal to do things the way God asked left him vulnerable to sin’s desire to control him.
Being truly grateful for all that God has given means that we should willingly spend time with Him (reading the Bible and in prayer). We should willingly give (the first 10% of our income to the church). We should willingly be an active participant (in the local church). None of these things should be done out of obligation but instead with a good attitude and a grateful heart for that God has done and given us. A bad attitude and obligatory serving leads to rebellion and rebellion leaves us vulnerable to sins control.
God, thank you for the reminder today to check my attitude at the door and to come to you with a grateful heart in all that I do.