Author: Rich Wilkerson

The Christmas season is a time of Grace and Generosity. It is a time when we accept and celebrate God’s grace and generosity and it’s a time when we pass that generosity on to others. But what does that really look like? Here’s what I’ve witnessed in my life: God’s grace is most visible when His people live with an open-handed understanding of all they have and all they are. Grace is most visible when we see ourselves as stewards of all God has given instead of seeing ourselves as the owners of “stuff.” Let’s boil that down to the simplest possible definition: grace is made visible when we are generous. What I would like us to focus on this Christmas season is the generosity of God and how that generosity reflects in our lives. OUR GENEROUS GOD Colossians 1:16 tells us, “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” All we have, all we are, has been given to us by our great Creator, God. All you enjoy about life has been given to you by God. We see the generosity of God...

Patience is a virtue. Never forget, if someone is pushing you, back off and be PATIENT! Things done quick usually turn out BAD! I’M POSITIVE!! Here’s the Word: “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise as some understand slowness. Instead he is PATIENT with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)...

Keep doing good! It doesn’t matter what people say or don’t say about you. It doesn’t matter if they notice or don’t notice. Eventually your GOOD will be discovered! I’m POSITIVE! Here’s the WORD! “In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden forever.” (1 Timothy 5:25)...

You’ve got important work today. Make sure the people you allow into your life build you up and don’t bring DIVISION! Those who build you up help you reach God’s goals for your life. I’m POSITIVE! Here’s the Word: “I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.” (Romans 16:17)...

When beginning a new endeavor, always, Start With The End In Mind.” Before you begin, ask yourself, “Am I willing to finish the task?” I’m POSITIVE! Here’s the WORD: “But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” (Matt. 24:13)...

BE IN DEMAND, ON DEMAND! Are you a yes person or a no person? Are you more known for your “I Cans” or your “I Cants?” The person who is more known for their “Yess” and their “I Cans” is the one In Demand. I’M POSITIVE! Here’s the word: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)...

Moving forward means leaving something behind. Be ready to leave something behind this week so you can move toward what you need to elevate to the next level. Elevation is coming sooner than you think. I’M POSITIVE! Here’s the word: “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead!” St. Paul - Phil. 3:13b...

Don’t wait another minute to do what you said you’d do yesterday. Time is slipping into the future. Make it happen TODAY! I’m POSITIVE! Here’s the Word: For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. (2 Cor. 6:2)...