Entries by John Barton

Let God Have It All

Are you carrying things that are keeping you weighed down? Whether it’s past hurts or present frustrations, learning how to let go is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding decisions you’ll ever make. The enemy will seek every new opportunity to cloud your mind with unproductive thoughts and fill your heart with resentment. His […]

Turn Intentions Into Actions

Our world is full of people that have good intentions. But when it comes down to doing what is necessary to achieve results, they walk away. Good intentions do not always translate into good decisions. Intentions must be aligned with actions. At some point, you have to learn how to follow through on what you […]

Press Through the Process

God puts dreams in our hearts and writes a destiny over our lives. If we trust Him to lead and guide us, we will find ourselves on a journey towards the fulfillment of those dreams. Unfortunately, the path that takes us to the promise is not always an easy one to follow. The road to success […]

Choose to Worship

When life is peaceful and painless, the choice to worship God is an easy one to make. But during times of great trial, worship seems to be the last thing on our minds.  It seems that we are only conditioned to celebrate God’s goodness in seasons of laughter and abundance, but we question His faithfulness in times of affliction. In the […]

Discover Your Life’s Purpose

If you wake up every day feeling empty and unfulfilled, then you are probably not doing what you were meant to do. Several studies indicate that having a strong sense of purpose is the key to living a productive and joy-filled life. Trying to discover your life’s purpose can be a stressful and overwhelming thing […]

Do You Know Your Purpose?

At one time or another, we have all asked these basic life questions: “What am I here for?” “What is my purpose in life?” Humans have long struggled to answer questions like these in order to understand the world we live in and our reason for being in it. Yes, we do understand that we are […]

An Undivided Heart

There will always be things in life that will attempt to pull you in a direction that is opposite of what God intended. We have an enemy that seeks to divide us in every way. Since he knows he can’t have our whole heart, he is happy to take half of it. Why? Because a […]

The Greatest Love

Did you know that God’s love is the greatest love ever known to man? Not only because it is unconditional and unchanging, but it is always available to us! Many people grow up doubting the love of God due to negative life experiences. Broken relationships, rejection, misfortune, and even our own personal failures can cause us […]

The Restorer of Broken Hearts

Is your heart broken and overwhelmed by the painful realities of life? Perhaps you are dealing with past hurt or present rejection. Maybe you are grieving the death of a loved one, a painful breakup, or financial hardship. You may even feel weary in your faith and burdened by the immense pressures of life. Whatever is broken in […]

How’s Your Heart?

When was the last time you gave any thought to the condition of your heart? I am not referring to the organ in your physical body, but the essence of who you are within. If you were to honestly examine your own heart right now, what would you find? Would you find love, joy, peace, and […]