Category Archives: Relationship

Calm Down!

Ephesians 4:26 “And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry.”

Yesterday, we looked at the first of three things that are crucial in taking bold steps in life which is, Do Not Confuse Outrage With Courage. Most times we think we are being courageous when we are just acting out of rage not realizing that we are actually doing ourselves a disservice. Read the rest of this entry

Come Boldly

Isa.1:18 “Come on now, let’s walk and talk; let’s work this out…” (Voice, emphasis added)

The Book of Psalms is filled with David confronting God. David would go to God and say, ‘God, we need to talk’. When you confront God, your destiny changes. And like we see in today’s anchor scripture, God actually invites us to come and confront Him, to come and work things out. Read the rest of this entry

Ask & Believe

Col.3:13-14 “Make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.”

The first thing you need to know about the A. B. C. of taking bold steps in your relationships is A is for Asking. Matt.7:7-8 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Eric Schmidt, the Read the rest of this entry

Walk & Talk

Genesis 5:24 “but Enoch had such a close and intimate relationship with God that one day he just vanished—God took him.” (Voice)

We are still on our bold steps journey and for the next few days, our focus is on bold steps in relationships. Isa.1:18 Come on now, let’s walk and talk; let’s work this out. Your wrongdoings are bloodred, But they can turn as white as snow. Your sins are red like crimson, But they can be made clean again like new wool.” (Voice, emphasis added). Read the rest of this entry

Which Side?

Ps.16:“Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.”

 

Believe it or not but even children prefer to have friends who are all in. I had a conversation with some children a while back, I asked them, supposing it is your birthday and you are having a party, would you like your friends to be at our party or stay home and watch cartoons? Read the rest of this entry

The Celebration

Mark 2:12And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!” [emphasis added].

Jesus was still there teaching, so why was the man who had just been healed going home or where was he going? His friends were on the roof throughout, they did not climb down the ropes they used to lower their friend. Read the rest of this entry

Together

1 Cor.3:8 “The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.”

Compassion. Faith. Action. Persistence. Creativity. Our sixth lesson from Mark 2:1-12 is Cooperation. The four friends of the paralyzed man worked together. Luke 5:19 “…they went up on the roof and lowered the man on his mat through the ceiling into the middle of the crowd.” (NCV, emphasis added). Read the rest of this entry

Compassion

Rom. 15:2 “We should all be concerned about our neighbor and the good things that will build his faith.” (GW, emphasis added)

Our first lesson from the friends of the paralytic man in Mark 2:1-12 [please read] is they had compassion. These four friends became concerned for a hurting friend. Most times, people are just not concerned. Read the rest of this entry

Open Up

Psalm 116:6 “So I’ve learned from my experience that God protects the vulnerable. For I was broken and brought low, but he answered me and came to my rescue!” (TPT)

Jn.11:35 Jesus wept.” Jesus wept because He was present. The question is “what keeps us from being present?” What keeps us from being present is wearing a mask. Wearing of masks was recommended to keep us safe during the covid 19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry

Turn Around

Psalm 30:11 “You did it: You turned my deepest pains into joyful dancing; You stripped off my dark clothing and covered me with joyful light.” (Voice)

Perspective; the God perspective is so important otherwise Joseph would not have experienced his turn around. What do you think would have happened if Joseph had seen Potiphar’s house as the ultimate and gone to announce his manager status? Read the rest of this entry