Entries by John Barton

This Too Shall Pass

“For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.” – 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NLT) Have you allowed your circumstances to convince you that God has turned His back on you? Be assured that He has never left your side, and He never will. God never leaves us to fend for ourselves in difficult times. He promises […]

Looking Beyond the Circumstances

“Looking away from all that will distract to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith.” – Hebrews 12:2 (AMPC) Are you the kind of person who wants everything to run smoothly all the time? What about if you encounter a bump in the road of your plans, do you feel disappointed and like a […]

Armor Up

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”– Ephesians 6:11 One of the most important things we can understand as believers is that we are in a battle! The day you trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior was the day you became part […]

Need to Hear God’s Voice?

“Ask me, and I will tell you things that you don’t know and can’t find out.” – Jeremiah 33:3 (CEV)  When you’re seeking answers for your life, who or what do you turn to? Does your life sometimes feel like chaos ringing in your ears? Voices from every side will constantly try to influence the thoughts […]

Target Your Faith 🎯

“So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us.” – Philippians 3:15 (The Message Bible) There’s a very popular saying that if you aim at nothing you will hit it every time. Faith works the same way. Many people are discouraged and living defeated lives simply because they only […]

The Road to Success

“Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.” – Proverbs 4:27 (NLT) Did you know that the road to success is not always a straight line, but many times a zigzag? In other words, if you set a goal and think you are going to go directly from point A to point B, you are […]

Be Intentional

“Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it.” – Ephesians 5:10 (The Message Bible)  A life of destiny doesn’t just happen. No one arrives at greatness by accident. No sports team accidentally wins a championship. Success is intentional and made by a series of wise decisions and actions over time. Where you are right […]

Taking Responsibility for Your Life

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.”– Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV) If you’re stuck and wondering how in the world you got where you are, the key […]

Trust God

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust isn’t always easy to come by, but it’s one of the most important aspects of our relationship with God. When times are tough and things aren’t […]

Vision Attracts Provision

“And God is able to make all grace come in abundance to you, so that you may always have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8 (AMP, ABRV) Vision always attracts provision. It is like a magnet that pulls in exactly what is needed to succeed. That means drawing the necessary people, […]