Friday, June 14, 2019

There Is Hope in a Famine of Truth

by Gregory A. Johnson
There Is Hope in a Famine of Truth, by Gregory A. Johnson

We are living in a famine of truth today. Many in our day are looking to social media and the Internet for advice, information, and even direction in life. As you know, we cannot always trust the information found online. Yes, we are living in a famine of truth today, but I have good news for you — there is hope.

Listen to these words of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).

Friend, please know that Jesus is relevant to your life and to your daily living. He is the way you need to go. He is the direction in life that you need to take. As you keep your focus on Jesus and you follow him, you will make the right decisions and you will end up in the right places. Follow Jesus.

Many today, including those in leadership, are deceptive and some never tell the truth, being habitual liars. Friend, Jesus never deceives. Look to him for truth. Make the life and teachings of Jesus the absolute truth for all your beliefs and actions. When you do, you can measure everything you hear, everything you read, and everything you see with the life and teachings of Jesus. As you line everything up with Jesus, you will know what the truth is and what it is not.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Love Wins!

by Gregory A. Johnson

Love Wins, by Gregory A. Johnson
We live in a day when hate fueled by hate-filled speech is threatening to destroy peace and civility. Hate-driven violence is abusing and taking precious lives of people who are made in the image and likeness of God himself.

Fear that is bread by hate and its evilness threatens to paralyze and hold people's thoughts and actions hostage in a day when all thoughts and actions need to be attentive to the needs of others—those who are vulnerable and trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty and all the ills that it produces, regardless of age, race, gender, and religion.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Evil Does Not Win

by Gregory A. Johnson
Evil Does Not Win, by Gregory A. Johnson

We are reminded daily of how evil destroys lives. As a result, many live in fear instead of faith. Fear says that evil wins. Faith knows that evil never wins.

Please know today that if you have fear in your life, it is not of God. God does not want you to live in fear. Evil wants you to live in fear.

Fear comes when our focus is no longer on Jesus and following him. When a person is living in fear, they lose sight that the best in their life is yet to come.

The next time evil comes knocking and fear starts to take over your thoughts, stop it. Just, stop it. Refuse to go there. Instead of giving it any energy, thank God for all he has done for you, all he is doing for you, and all he will do for you. You are his child created in his image, and he loves you.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

How to Protect You Mind

by Gregory A. Johnson
How to Protect You Mind, by Gregory A. Johnson

Please know that you are what you think. Your thinking will control your speech and your actions.

Friend, what consumes your thoughts? What are you thinking about when you are trying to get to sleep at night? What are you thinking about when you awake? What is controlling your thoughts?  Is it impacting your speech and your actions?

Our mind will absorb and retain what we feed it.  If we feed it garbage, it will produce garbage. Garbage in; Garbage out. More in our day than ever, we must protect our mind. We must protect what goes in.