Growing up, I played a lot of sports. In every sport both before and after games, there was this moment known as the team huddle. In essence, a huddle is this moment when a team comes together to motivate, celebrate, or commiserate what's taking place.
The older I get, the more I realize, we're all looking for a huddle. We're all looking for people to come alongside of us to motivate, celebrate, and commiserate the valleys and the peaks of this life. Desperately, we're all waiting for someone to reach through the computer, wrap us in a bear hug, and remind us that we serve a Good God.
That dear friend, is exactly what The Huddle was designed to do! Join us every Wednesday as we motivate, celebrate, and commiserate with one another through stories and scripture.
This statement is so simple and yet, it feels so complicated. Rather than making it plain I hesitate in development trying to make it appealing. This need for perfection creates a spiritual bottleneck. Leaving visions unwritten, dreams unknown, and revelations contained unable to run.
This week on Simply Put, one of my friends Bri and I are going to throw it back to the things we have learned from the roads we've walked. Our prayer is that this episode would meet you where you're at, give you encouragement for what you're walking through, and bring new insight into the real battles behind seeking Christ with your whole heart.
As He leads us from the valleys to the mountains and back down again, it’s easy to be discouraged by the darkness that surrounds. It’s instinct to question what lies ahead and doubt your endurance to finish the climb He has set before you.
This week, we're going to be taking a break from Romans and diving into the story of David & Goliath. Whether you've heard this story 1,000 times or just once - there is always new revelation found within the text! Come dive into 1 Samuel 17 with us!
On Episode #12 we're going to be digging into Romans 5:1-4 and looking specifically at the giving nature of God. On this episode, we'll talk about the way in which we tap into God's strength to rise.
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (Romans 5:1-4)
There’s something so human in us that doesn’t want to believe this is who God is. If we’re honest, most of us believe that our Big God doesn’t care about little details.
But friend, here’s what I’m learning; there is an art to percolation and an undeniable confidence that comes when you leave the details in God’s hand. There is humor, adventure, and joy that present itself when we let God carry us from one inclination to the next.
Can we be honest for a few minutes? Many of us, if we're ugly honest, have spent our lives focused on the principle, "I believe in God because I want to go to Heaven." We've spent our lives so focused on making it to Heaven that we've bound ourselves up in a current hell. In Romans 4:3, we learn, "Abraham believed God" and I can't help but wonder, how much different would our lives be if we started believing God. If we started believing that He is good, He is for you, He is with you, and He loves you.
In Episode #11 of Simply Put, we’re going to look at the story of Moses as he ventures through the wilderness. More specifically, we’re going to be looking at a particular instance when he disobey's God’s order. What does God do? Is God faithful even when we’re disobedient?
Better yet, how many times have we allowed fear of the future to mask the simple truth that we don't know what tomorrow will bring? (James 4:14) For, "farmers who wait for the perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest." (Ecclesiastes 11:4)
See, what happened in the grocery store is what many of us do with God’s plan for our life. When He shows us what our next step is, and it requires more waiting than we had planned; we often think, “that’s ridiculous- I can do this faster” and proceed abiding by a will that is not His.