15 Jan

Take the hit.

I recently read an interview with Jack Johnson, the heavyweight boxing champion of the world from 1908-1915.   In discussing how the sport has changed, he said something simple and profound.  Some of the greatest fighters of all time didn’t last because they could punch the hardest; but because they knew how to take a punch.   […]

12 Jan

The wait…

Faith, Pain, Personal Growth, Prayer No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

Man, for so long I have gone through pain in my life and have wondered, “Why in the world is this lasting for so long?” I cam across this verse today and was moved by God’s clarity through his word. Now, please read the entire chapter for it’s full context an will d power (1 […]

12 Jan

Surely, you don’t mean me

Bible Study, Faith, Sin, Spiritual Growth No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

I was really struck by the response of the disciples when Jesus lays out His impending betrayal. “They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, ‘Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?’”  Matthew 26:17-30 These men had convinced themselves that they had no capacity to betray the Son of God.  […]

11 Jan

Perception → Reception → Reaction

Bible Study, Faith No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

Perception → Reception → Reaction The way in which we Perceive God determines how we can receive Him and that ultimately determines how we respond to Him. So often it is easy to key in on one attribute of God (usually the one that first caused us to love Him) and forget that there is […]

10 Jan

The blessing in disguise.

Discipline, Faith, Spiritual Growth No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

Yesterday I posted a note called “If you’ve got it…Give it!” And it hinged on the idea that if God Speaks it and you do it, He will bless it. Many times, however, it’s a blessing in disguise. Sometimes we don’t recognize it. Have you ever expected a certain outcome based on your obedience to […]

09 Jan

If you’ve got it…Give it!

I have been learning some valuable leadership lessons lately. Rather, unlearning self reliance and dependence on Christ the King. I was moved by Philip’s (Acts 8:26-40) uncanny passion and drive to respond to God’s call. God spoke it – Philip Did it – and God blessed it!! So many times my heart can be so […]

08 Jan

Embrace your voice.

I was reading the book of Joshua and came across on the most profound miracles in the history of the of man kind. It’s found in Chapter 10 when God makes the sun stand still for Joshua so that he may have victory over his enemies. God made the sun stinkin stand still!!!! WHOA!! A […]

07 Jan

Dig in and do it.

Discipline, Personal Growth No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

“This is the only time in history when I get to fight for God. This is the only part of my eternal story when I am actually in the battle. Once I die, I’ll be in celebration mode in a glorified body in a whole different set of circumstances. But this is my limited window […]

06 Jan

More than you’ve bargained for.

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2Corinthians 9:8 I don’t know that this verse needs any commentary. When you become a follower of the Living God, you get more than […]

06 Jan

No pain, no gain.

So I know that pain is a part of life. But why would God allow it to happen because, well, it hurts? Wouldn’t God want us to life pain free and happy? Here’s the truth. God doesn’t want us to hurt any more than we want to experience depression, loneliness or physical pain. God does […]

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