Are you in search of the good life?
The purpose of this website is to help you enjoy the exciting life that God planned for you.
When we read the Bible, we learn of God's amazing love for us. He didn't create us to be His servants. He created us as His children. And just like with our own children, we want them to reciprocate their love for us because they choose to do it. Not because we make or require them to love us.
God is the same way. He gave us free will so we could choose to love Him and live under His covering of blessings, provision and grace. In the beginning, Adam and Eve lived freely in the blessings of God. However, God advised them not to eat from one particular tree in the Garden because that tree would give them knowledge of good and evil. He didn't advise this because He was trying to withhold something from them. It was just the opposite. He was trying to PROTECT them. If they knew about evil, they could be tempted to follow evil and step out of God's covering of blessing and grace.
Even knowing this was a possibility, He still gave us a free will to choose. That had to take a lot as a parent to let your child make a choice that you know could bring them pain, sickness, poverty, and despair. But, even though it grieved Him to see His children make these potentially deadly decisions, He still did it to ensure when we did come to Him it would be out of our true love for Him and our pure desire to follow Him.
God told us in His Word that He wants to be our only source. Please remember this as the election draws near. We disobey and cause our Father pain when we look to another person, our jobs, or an institution such as the government, to be our source. The Bible shows us that God is willing and able to take care of any situation we face today. When we put our faith in Him, we allow Him to be our Healer and Provider. When we ask for wisdom, His Holy Spirit will teach us more than the best school system in the world. When we quiet ourselves and listen to Him, He gives us witty ideas to create businesses and create jobs for other people. Let's stop looking to the world to supply our needs and turn to our Heavenly Father, who sent His Only Son to suffer a brutal death so that we could live in God's never ending, and unlimited supply of grace!
How Will I Vote?
The following has been floating around the internet and I thought it was a great Biblical approach to how we should vote. Please prayerfully consider how you place your vote. Don't vote out of emotion or feelings. Vote on the facts and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
I will vote for the most pro-life candidate, because God hates the shedding of innocent blood (Proverbs 6:16,17)
I will vote for the most pro-Israel candidate, because God blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who don't (Genesis 12:3).
I will vote for the most pro-debt reduction candidate, because the borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22:7).
I will vote for the most pro-work candidate because God says if a man does not work, let him not eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10).
I will vote for the most pro-marriage candidate, because God is for marriage as defined in Genesis 2:24.
I will vote for the candidate who most closely believes government's purpose is to reward the good and punish the evil (Romans 13).
I will vote based as close as I can on God's Word (2 Timothy3:16), knowing that whoever gets elected, wisdom and power are God's, He sets up kings and deposes them; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness and light dwells with Him. (Daniel. 2:21).
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PRACTICAL - Tips, articles, products, and free printable forms to help you get organized and simplify every day life. Get organized now!
SPIRITUAL - Many spend their entire lives searching for happiness. However, the only way to find true happiness is having a personal relationship with Jesus. Once you learn about God's loving character, redemption plan and kingdom principles, you will find a life that is blessed beyond measure right here and right now! Go there now!
EMOTIONAL - Have you ever noticed how a good laugh lightens a situation? One part of enjoying life is to keep things in perspective and humor often helps us do that. As a result, we've included a section on encouraging quotes, short stories, and funny jokes to give you encouragement throughout the day. Go there now!
Hope is the blueprint to your future!
Did you ever notice that no one hopes that something bad will happen? Hope is always associated with good.
We hope to get a good grade on a test or hope that we get the job promotion. We hope that we have money to pay off the mortgage or hope to be healed. The Bible brings hope to people because it is the good news that tells us the good things God has done for us. This is why Romans 15:13 tells us that God is the author of hope.
Now I'm sure you've heard people say they are "hoping and a praying" that something will happen. Unfortunately, in these cases, hope is defined as a wish that may or may not come true. It isn't based on any facts or a guarantee. The true meaning of hope is favorable and confident expectation. It is . . .READ MORE.
Seeing is NOT True Believing
Are you limited by the "I'll believe it when I see it" mentality? I purposely said limited because if God is going to do the impossible in your life, you need to believe past what you can see. Having faith in what you see is belief based on experience. True, Biblical faith is believing when you can't see it. READ MORE.
You Don't Have to Do It All Yourself
I think it's human nature to feel like we have to do everything and be everything to everyone. We learn at an early age that success alone isn't good enough. We must do more than just succeed. We must go above and beyond and become "overachievers." Later, our employers reward those who neglect family, health and happiness in exchange for their jobs. This only reinforces the behavior more. Unfortunately, what started with good intentions becomes an unbalanced lifestyle that is focused on the praise of man rather than God. Read more.
Take The Deal. Don't Blame the Judge.
Have you ever heard someone blame God for something bad that happened in their life?
People often have difficulties understanding how a God who is Love could let a person go to hell. However, people often miss the role that their own free will plays in the sentence. READ MORE!.
You Have An Inheritance
Are you willing to fight for what's yours?
Picture a waterfall. That waterfall represents the Blood of Jesus. When you are born again, you walk through that refreshing waterfall and the Blood filters out all of your impurities, sins and failures. When you come out on the other side, you have been saved, forgiven, washed white as snow and you're on your way to heaven. You are what the Bible calls "Saved." But there's more... Read on.
Bible Verses by Topic
Did you know that the answer to every situation can be found in the Word of God? In order to find those answers we must spend time in the Word getting to know God's character, His amazing love for us, and the wonderful life He planned for us to have right now on this earth.
To go directly to our page on Bible Verses by Topic click here.
Winning the Good Fight of Faith
I've always enjoyed taking a nap on a warm summer afternoon when the fresh breeze is blowing through the windows. There's something so peaceful about that to me. This past Sunday I was sitting in my tattered rocking chair by our big front window enjoying one of those afternoons. I started focusing in on how peaceful it was. No stress. Just deep breaths of fresh air. Isn't that how life with God should be? READ MORE!
How "Considering Not" Can Keep You Connected to God
Have you ever noticed that our society values alternatives and encourages us to weigh our options? Options can be good in some situations but they can also lead us astray. READ MORE!
Blessed are the Meek not the Weak
I believe that we've mistakenly assumed that meek meant weak and missed the true meaning of the word. Meekness is a quiet confidence and assurance in God's Word. When you have complete confidence that God will do what He said, you don't feel compelled to defend, protect or promote yourself. You have confidence in the authority that God gave to you and you know that you have all of heaven's resources at your disposal if you need them. There's no need to get uptight or anxious because you know how it's going to end. You win. God's got your back. You can then simply rest in His promises. READ MORE!
Biblical Study on Simplifying Life
If you're looking for a Biblical approach to a stress free life, this is a must read. It was prepared by and published on CFAITH.com. Open file.
Free Tips on Saving Money & Cutting Costs!
I believe 100% that God will supply all of my needs. I also believe there are practical things we can do to spend our money wisely. If you're working to get out of debt, these ideas may also help you to have extra money to put into paying off what you owe. READ MORE!
Change Your Life by Changing Your Thinking!
When we were saved, our spirits were immediately restored. However, our minds have to go through a process of renewal. We have to learn how to think like God originally intended.
Read some inspiring quotes that continue to help me through this transition.
Keys to Enjoying Life
Do you wake up each morning eager to face the day ahead?
John 10:10 says that Jesus came that we might enjoy life. If you feel overwhelmed and burdened, you're missing out on the good life that God wants for you.
Our Prayer For You
Father, I thank you for the person who is reading this right now. I ask that you encourage, teach, guide and protect them in their daily activities. I thank You that they have a deep understanding of your love and grace for them and through that revelation their faith is activated and strengthened. I believe this person will learn to stand on Your promises and walk in the fullness of your blessing.
I ask this and thank You for it in Jesus' Name. Amen.