Sitting in the optometrist chair, I was asked several questions. Which one is better; this one, or that one; this one or that one? Please read off the smallest letters you can read.
I usually start with the giant letter, E. Though my vision is not considered bad, I do lose focus when the sun goes down. I have a harder time driving at night, than I do during the day. The reason, there is no light.
Grace. What’s so amazing about it? It’s a question that many have asked, but few understand. What is it about grace that draws our attention, but then when we come face to face with it we want nothing to do with it? This is why I wrote my new book called, GRACE.
When I began the adventure of writing this book, I didn’t realize how awesome God’s grace truly is.
My friends, I’m so excited to be sharing with you my new book, Grace: What’s So Amazing About It?. I believe this book will help you take your walk with the Lord to the next level.
Dreams. We all have them. But very few act upon them. Why do we dream, and once we know what our dreams are, how do we act upon them to see them come to pass? But how do we face our fear of the unknown, while trusting God to pull us through? Today we’ll be looking at what it means to dream big and how to place action steps to those dreams.
Today’s leader feels hopeless, that the dreams they once had are crumbling. They get up, go to work, come home, go to bed and it all begins again the next day. It’s a vicious cycle. I’m sure we all agree that it’s time to seize those dreams and make them a reality. It’s time to stop living as the status quo, and begin making waves.
Hardship arises so often that it seems like the never-ending revolving door. You come through the door, into hard times and back out again. Round and round we go, where it stops nobody knows.
I remember going through my financial struggle back from 2009-2012. They were tough years. I lost my house, spent most of my savings on getting out of debt. It was rough, and the only thing that got me through was the grace of God.
We all understand and realize life has its ups and its downs. Life will throw our daily routine into the spin cycle. Everything is crazy, it’s hard and it is sometimes difficult to find some sort of normalcy in our daily life. We know that He says, “…and my grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor. 12:9). This is the reasoning we can offer up a sacrifice of praise.
Our praise should never be contingent on how we feel. The writer of Hebrews calls us priests of God. As priests it is our duty to help others through acts of service by sharing the grace God has poured out in our lives.
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Do you remember the trill of sitting, watching a magician preform grand illusions? The electricity in the air could be cut with a knife as he asks you to help him on stage. The magician pulls our three large rings made of metal. He asks you to hold onto one of them. “The laws of physics say you cannot pass one solid through another.” He says, “But tonight I am going to bend the laws of physics.”
He grabs a ring from his hand and taps your ring, “It’s solid.” He proclaims. He taps it again and with a metallic clink the ring he’s holding magically passes through the solid metal ring you’re holding. You are now linked with the magician and to prove it he asks you to pull your ring to make sure they truly are linked together.
Welcome to season 1, episode 5 of CrossTALK. In today’s episode I look at living a life of forgiveness. What does that look like?
Have you ever stepped in-front of a mirror and didn’t like the person starring back at you? Are you so trapped in your thoughts and strongholds that they keep you from truly living a life of forgiveness? For us to live sanctified lives, we have to learn to forgive not only others but ourselves.
I’m excited about my new book, coming out this fall. I believe it will change lives. Enjoy this new trailer!
J. B. Sisam