Stay Sharp

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)

God designed us for relationships. People need people.

But let’s be honest. Sometimes people can be a pain. They can rub us the wrong way. Sparks can fly.

The Trinity (In 100 Words or Less)

Got deep, thorny, mind-boggling Bible questions? Send ’em to getupwithgod@gmail.com and I’ll do my very best to answer ’em in 100 words or less.

People ask variations of the following question fairly frequently:

Could you please explain the Trinity in a way that doesn’t make my head hurt?

Live Life to the Fullest. Now. Please.

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10)

I’ve shared this before, but I feel compelled to share it again. Chokes me up every time.

The following essay was written by a twelve-year-old girl named Brooke Bronkowski. Read every word. Please.

Share!

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. (Philemon 6)

Never underestimate the impact of sharing your faith. One little conversation can change the world.

Let me tell you a story …

Humility at Work

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)

I should get this verse tattooed on my forehead so that every time I look in the mirror I’m reminded not to be a selfish moron.

If I’m absolutely honest, selfish ambition is what drives at least 98.3% of my activity at work. Waaaaaaaaay too often, I focus exclusively on what’s best for me. Not the company. Not my boss. Not my co-workers. Not our customers. Me. Me. Me.

Thank God for Jesus. He showed us a far better way …

Happy Father’s Day!

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)

Have you wished God a Happy Father’s Day?

Sound a little strange? It shouldn’t. The Bible paints a picture of God as the universe’s ultimate father. He loves us waaaaaaaaaay more than we could ever imagine and loves it when we love him back.

So, what kind of dad is our Heavenly Father? Here are just a few of the words used to describe him:

Lift Weights

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)

Look around you today.

See anyone who needs help? Pitch in.

See anyone who’s down? Lift ’em.

See anyone who’s tired, stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated and/or maxed out (in other words, 99.9999999% of the people in the world)? Love ’em.