We live in a world that wants to tell you, you need to do something, to be something. Well, maybe in order to do something worth while, we need to rest in the fact that we are already something, in the eyes of our Creator. He has made you in His image. He has made … Continue reading Live Like You Were Created
“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay … Continue reading Why Is Grace So Difficult?
Have you ever felt like you were inadequate? Have you ever looked in the mirror and questioned whether or not you are truly doing what you are supposed to be doing? Self doubt is natural, mainly because it is a broken part of yourself that hinders you from experiencing the fullness of your potential. The … Continue reading Dealing with Doubt
God uses everything for His glory- somehow. It is just hard to see it while we are going through hell on earth.
On my Facebook page, Bobby Benavides, I asked the question, "In an age of busyness and crazy schedules, what are ways you relax?" We all have our calendars filled with important events and meetings. We have our google calendars linked to our phones in order to keep ourselves linked to our schedules. Some people even have … Continue reading Some Relaxing Thoughts
As many have been watching, the attack on the church in Texas has rocked the nation...again. From Orlando to Vegas to Texas, we are watching darkness aim to overtake our light. [tweetshare tweet="The sad part about these tragedies is how quickly they become political narratives instead of narratives for unity." username="^M)zLemMY!u5ZU3lg5tTofaqD7l2DKda:1:1"] The two-sides want to … Continue reading The World Is Dark, But We Can Shine Brighter
“And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”-Luke 10:2 One of the issues churches across America are facing is people either being disengaged in the congregation or not even being a part of … Continue reading When The Church Empowers Christ’s People, The World Will Change
In order for change to occur, not only does culture have to change, but so does the heart.
I have heard people in leadership circles mention this phrase, "Start with the why!" Implying, before you begin anything new, ask yourself, "Why are we doing this?" This is definitely a fair question to ask, in fact, it's a valuable question to reflect on and wrestle with as you go forward in your life. So, … Continue reading Answering the Why
When a church becomes stagnant, there has to be an internal analysis of what has kept them from growing and going forward.