Faith to Deliver | Faith to Conquer | Faith to Embrace

Regardless of the strength of your faith my prayer is this reality would sink in. As you grow in your relationship with Jesus it will trigger …

  • Faith for deliverance from your past chaos.

““You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible. ””

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭17:20‬

  • Faith for conquering your present circumstances.

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:7‬

  • Faith for embracing His future in relation to your life’s calling.

“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬

DEVOTIONAL : The Goal of Parenting

It is summed up in this: Our goal as parents is to see our children transfer their dependence from Mom and Dad to a full dependence on Jesus Christ.

As a new dad all over again, I’m reminded of how much my baby daughter is dependent on us as parents for absolutely EVERYTHING. She needs our help to eat, sleep, remain clean, feel loved, have sufficient shelter … and the list goes on.

“24 After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull,[a] an ephah[b] of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the LORD at Shiloh. 25 When the bull had been sacrificed, they brought the boy to Eli, 26 and she said to him, “Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD. 27 I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.” – 1 Samuel 1:24-27

If you read and get greater depth into how long Hannah prayed for this child, wept for this child, and agonized over a closed womb, it’s amazing to see how she responded by giving Samuel back to God.

“24 After he was weaned, she took the boy with her … and brought him to the house of the LORD at Shiloh.”

If our goal is to teach our children to become dependent on Jesus, how have you begun the initial stages of this transfer of dependence?

True Confessions of an Associate Pastor : Taken

In the last few months I’ve shared my story of God’s work in my life through my years of depression in High School with more and more people.  For those of you that don’t know it reached a tipping point when I reached the point of calling it quits on life.  I picked the day, the method and the moment.

I often tell people that God performed a miracle in my life that day and every waking moment I’ve seen since that time is something I never thought or imagined.  Never thought I’d graduate high school, get into and graduate college, find a job, find an amazing girl, marriage, kids, ministry, live in the 804, meet some amazing people in T.O, NY, MI, TX and the list goes on and on … never thought … never dreamed … never imagined.  I couldn’t get past a cold winter day in 1994.

When I had given up on my life and almost took it, God stepped in and took it for me.

I’ve always admired certain Bible people.  Enoch was one of them.  I’ve told people that I want to be like him.  I want to walk so close to God that He just takes me … I feel that He’s doing that in me now.

“Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” – genesis 5:24

Some days are home runs, some days are full of foul balls, other days are strike outs … but I’ve just got one question for the enemy … how ya like me now?