Entries Categorized as 'christian life'

When Our Stubbornness Requires a Price!

Date August 10, 2017

Being independent is an American attribute. However, when God calls us to depend upon Him, many of us move into “refusal mode.”  We think we have a better plan, a better idea, a better way.  And that is where things take a supernatural turn … listen to Asaph explain: “But my people did not listen […]

3 Big Faith Questions To Ask When God Commands!

Date August 8, 2017

Faith Does What God Commands, Even When It Sounds Impossible “Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:9, ESV) “And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them […]

Hope For Today – Settling Our Disagreements!

Date July 9, 2017

When we snap at other people, we break relationships. And that just makes our lives worse … robbing us of peace! I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about settling our disagreements! So, what are we to do to restore peace in our lives and jettison the angst […]

Impacted By God’s Word

Date June 13, 2017

Some verses just make a bigger impact in my life than others. How about you? Sure they do! When this verse comes across my path each year in my Bible reading, it causes me to stop and evaluate some things. Do I believe this? Am I seeing this play out in my daily life? Which […]

Hope For Today – Receiving So Many of God’s Blessings!

Date June 4, 2017

Each day, as I open God’s Word, He brings so much CHANGE and BLESSING into my life! I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about how God gives us SO MANY OF HIS BLESSINGS! If we want to change our confusion into understanding and our feelings of condemnation […]

Hope For Today – Enjoying a Blessed Life!

Date May 28, 2017

Is your daily life chaotic or calm; are you being beaten up by life, or are you enjoying a blessed life? These are two of the most important questions you can ask yourself on a daily basis. Our answer to these two questions reflects a lot about how we think! Why? Because the way we […]

That Moment When Your Faith’s True Size Is Revealed!

Date May 18, 2017

Have you ever come to an obstacle in life and decide to bail instead of press forward? Perhaps because the path grew unfamiliar and uncomfortable you chose to take the easy wrong instead of the difficult right. Going to a life group or mid-week study was just too much to ask of you and so […]

Mark Out a Straight Path!

Date May 3, 2017

“Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.” (Proverbs 4:24–27, NLT) As God seeks to transform me into the image […]

Transformed #302: Taking Care of Your Community!

Date January 22, 2017

“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” (3 John 2, ESV) “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39, ESV) Thriving is at the center of God’s will and whim for our lives! As God seeks […]

Transformed #300: Taking Care of You!

Date January 8, 2017

“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” (3 John 2, ESV) Wherever you go, there YOU are! Have you noticed that the one, and only, constant in life is that YOU are at the center of everything […]