Surrendering to God

In Mark 12:41-43 – The poor widow gave everything she had. Are you willing to do the same? It’s not just money and possession. I believe it’s everything we hold value to on this earth. It’s easy to say that when we give to whatever person, entity, church, organization etc – we feel good. That’s usually a given. But for the most part we don’t give till it hurts. One might say that’s not being a good steward if we gave all that we have. In another sense if God is asking you to give all that you have so that you are not held by the things of this world, would we be able to give it all up? Our house, car, job, family? That’s a lot to ask for. Jesus wants all of what holds us. He asked it of Moses. He asked it of his disciples. He asked it of the rich man. My question to myself should be what God is asking me to give to him. And what is he asking me to give up, so that nothing hinders me from serving him without excuses or boundaries? Continue reading Surrendering to God

Fear of God

Psalm 33:18 “But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.” ~What does it mean to “fear” the Lord, if God is love, why would we fear him? We should look at the phrase, “fear of the Lord,” or “God fearing”. We’ve often heard these terms but do we really know and understand why? I believe this is a good definition of the word fear, as used in the bible: f…ear which means awe in the presence of the holy (Eccles. 12: 13). This fear induces a hatred of evil (Prov. 8: 13)… Continue reading Fear of God

Fear of the Unknown

Today’s Date:  January 20, 2010 “Fear of the Unknown” (ODB Heb 11:8-12)    Reading: Gen 41:17-42:17, Mt 13:24-46, Psalm 18:1-15, Proverbs 4:1-6, Our Daily Bread 1/9/10 S – Scripture: By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called . . . . And he went out, not knowing where he was going. —Hebrews 11:8 http://tinyurl.com/y8blnas O – Observation: In the One Year Bible, I’ve been enjoying … Continue reading Fear of the Unknown

What is a Yoke?

Date: January 16, 2010 Tired? Be Yoked with Jesus Scripture Readings: Gen 32:13-34:31, Matt 11:7-30, Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 3:19-20 S – Scripture: Matt 11:28-30 Then Jesus said, “come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you … Continue reading What is a Yoke?

Trusting in God

Date: January 10, 2010   Title: Trusting in God, Not in Your Own Understanding   Scripture Readings: Gen 23 – 24:51, Matt 8:1-17, Psalm 9:13-20, Prov 3:1-6 S – Scripture: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. –Proverbs 3:5-6 O – … Continue reading Trusting in God