Staying Steadfast

Do we want to Finish Well? Are our eyes set on the prize of the High calling of our Savior? Do we want to accomplish His purposes for us? Are we seeking the things above at this moment? Paul says: …but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have...

Leadership

I’m a little bit of a nerd when it comes to studying leadership. I subscribe to lots of leadership blogs and podcasts. I read books on leadership from both Christian and business perspectives. It is important for me, as a leader, to grow in how I lead myself so that I...

The Heart of Man

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”  Prov. 16:9 During the COVID 19 Pandemic, one of the things I’ve noticed is--few things seem to go as planned…at least not according to my plans!  And the new word I’m learning to embrace, as it...

E Pluribus Unum; Out of the Many, One

There is a question from ancient philosophy called “the one and the many” problem. Though most people recoil at the mention of philosophy, it is important because we are living through this question today. What is true? Are we many, divided as many different people...

Best Laid Plans by Kelly Barbrey from Proverbs 31 Ministries

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 (NIV) It was just a sheet of paper hanging on the fridge with a magnet that happened to catch my eye as I was washing dishes. A reminder to come to my daughter’s...

Insights From Joshua

It has been a joy for me to go back and read some of my journals. I have found they are as relevant today as when I wrote them. Today I am going to give some insights from Joshua that I recorded in 1989.  The Lord leads and the Lord exalts. In Joshua 3:4, it says,”...

Kindness

I recently lost my kayak. Yes, it was an embarrassing moment, but let me explain. I had been out kayaking alone one afternoon and storm developed very quickly. As I hurried back to shore a hard, driving rain began to pour and I could hear thunder in the distance. ...

Praises from the Past

One of the goals I’ve been pursuing during this uncertain time is spending more concentrated time with the Father. I don’t want to look back on this time and regret that I haven’t maximized it. I am fully convinced that God has a plan, greater than I can perceive, for...

The Identity Mark of a True Disciple

Like many of you, I have struggled with everything that has been going on around us over the last few months. We have seen the COVID-19 pandemic slow everything normal to a halt. Families have struggled with job loss, challenging financial issues, loss of loved ones,...

Gratitude

The mark of humility before God is manifested in a heart of gratitude!   Only a humble man recognizes that all that he has…and all that he is…has come to him as a gift…provided to him by his Creator!  We see this spiritually as it relates to God’s provision for us in...

The God of Peace

The current crisis caught us all off guard. For the majority of people in our country, the spread of COVID19 has led to sweeping changes in our daily routines at home and outside our homes. Churches haven’t met, people are working remotely where possible, restaurants...

YBL Jackson – Here for YOU!

As we continue to walk through the Coronavirus pandemic, we want you to know that YBL Jackson is here for you. Following are more ways that YBL Jackson is Here for YOU right now…

Promises and Perspective

I want to continue with the theme from my last blog. I will highlight Scriptures that give perspective, hope, joy and peace. These are the times that our light can shine brightest, that our witness can be sharper, that the victory can be sweeter. We do it all for...

Positives from COVID-19

These are some of the strangest days that I can ever remember. The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped our regular, way-too-busy schedules in their tracks and made all of us reprocess our priorities for life and work. Someone asked me the other day what I have seen...

Thirsty?

Jesus cried out, saying, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, from his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.”  Jn. 7:37-38 Jesus is making one of the most phenomenal promises ever made!  The...