Daily Drops of Inspiration

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny. Aristotle

Daily Drops of Inspiration

God doesn’t need your help in dealing with things in your life. He needs your surrender. Steve Stutzman

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Sometimes You Need to Cover Your Ears

Early in our Christian lives, we thought we were God’s elite because we meticulously tried to make every detail of our lives godly. The baggy, dark-colored clothes we wore were supposed to protect us from temptation. The old black sedans we drove and the naked walls and bare light bulbs in our homes were our attempts to avoid pride. Then …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

Invite and receive God’s Spirit all the way into your deepest, darkest places. Don’t get sidetracked by religious fanatics who offer an empty shell of religion as a cheap substitute for the beauty of Jesus living in you. Phillip

Daily Drops of Inspiration

I don’t think any person has it in themselves to meet all their spouse’s needs. It’s wrong to even expect that from each other. That’s where we need God’s love to make up for our needs not met by each other. Phillip

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Why I Didn’t Have Friends

For several years I didn’t have close friends. I felt lonely and empty inside, and resentful toward God. God, why have I given up so much for you yet you haven’t given me any friends? I didn’t realize I was causing my own misery, behaving in ways that kept potential friends at a distance. I cared only about myself. I …

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Feeling God’s Presence

A deeply devoted Christ-follower friend recently said, “It’s been awhile since I’ve felt God’s presence.” I thought and replied, “Jesus said the Holy Spirit will comfort us, lead us into all truth, and show us things to come. Are you getting comfort and guidance from God’s Word and his Spirit?” “Yes.” “Well, then maybe you don’t need to feel God’s …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller

Daily Drops of Inspiration

Over the years, I have learned that the best way to grow in faith is simply to walk through real life situations that stretch us. It’s in these circumstances that Christ is formed in us. Graham Cooke

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I Can’t! …Or Can I?

Do any of these excuses sound familiar? Excuses lock you up and shut down growth. The worst kind of prison is to be locked up inside of yourself. Mental obstructions can be as powerful as physical obstructions. No circumstance will magically break open these bars. Until you take responsibility for your own thoughts and behaviors, you’ll never get free. Taking …

Daily Drops of Inspiration

What if people could see a thought bubble over your head, showing them what the Holy Spirit is saying to you? Phillip