While our journey together is personal, it’s also very public. I made you to share and show My love and My Word with others. I call you a “living epistle.” You are My love story. Testify to Love!


The Lord is interested in your upgrade. He’s intensely interested in you finding and fulfilling your destiny. Why? Because it’s not all about you.

You were born not just to make it, but to make a way for others to make it. All of this increase is not just about you. Promised Land living is a constant awareness of destiny, legacy and leaving a heritage of forward momentum for others to build on. 

Like Jesus, we are to be builders and carpenters.

There is an old adage that says, “It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” One day, your life is going to require you to live up to what you’ve fought so hard for.

Life is fighting, pushing, running, overcoming, building, achieving, declaring and pursuing after God. Someday, not too very long from this moment, you will finish your race. 

Now don’t start freaking out! You need to know how this works. For you to walk in the power of God, you have to live in the paradox of complete awareness of both your eternity and your short time here. 

When you get ready for your big finish, I hope you can be like Paul – able to look back at your fight for forward and say, “Man, I fought a good fight.”

For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.” – 2 Timothy 4:6-8

Notice how Paul was not only thinking about himself at the end of his life, but “for all who long for the appearing of Jesus.” Jesus is the prize. You have an expected end too – eternity in the presence of Jesus. Don’t go alone! 

From my sermon series MILK AND HONEY