Are u faced w/ a challenging spiritual battle in your life? Will we change our minds about God & return to our “Egypts”? These might be the places where we are/were comfortable – enslaved to a sin. God said he would not allow a temptation or trial greater than we can bear, yet trials do come. And I pray, that we don’t go back to our “Egypts”, but press on toward the “Promised Land”. Continue reading Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Perhaps you work in a setting where God is not acknowledged, faith is mocked, and godless living is applauded. Maybe you feel that you are going into “a very dark place.”
Why not be a light (Eph. 5:8)—through your smiles, kind words and deeds, and diligent work. Ask God to bring opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ. – Dave Branon ODB devotional Continue reading Light and Darkness
At times it may seem that we are not “rewarded” for our good characteristics – yet others are rewarded and are just evil – see “Why does God allow good things to happen to bad people ~ //www.gotquestions.org/good-things-bad-people.html
Also check out the link on, “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people.” http://www.gotquestions.org/bad-things-good-people.html Continue reading Why good things happen to bad people?
Jesus said that it would be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. The disciples said, “who than can be save?” Jesus replied that “with man this is impossible, but with God all thing are possible.” Mt 19:25-26 Continue reading All Things Possible
Forgiveness: How Many Times Must I Forgive? ~ Peter asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven time?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!” (NLT) Matt 18:21-22 Continue reading How Many Times Must I Forgive?
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” —Hebrews 4:12 – Review links for the movie, The Book of Eli – the main character – The Bible and the power of God’s Word! Continue reading The Living Word
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them. If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.” – Proverbs 3:27-28 – NLT Continue reading The Have and The Have-Nots
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?
Today’s Date: January 12, 2010 Honor the Lord Reading: Gen 26:17-27:46, Mt 9:1-17, Psalm 10:16-18, Proverbs 3:9-10 S – Scripture: “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10 O – Observation: Proverbs 3:9-10 are verses that show further benefit … Continue reading Honor God with Your Best
Today’s Date: January 09, 2010 Building On Solid Rock: What’s Your House Built On? Reading: Gen 20- 22:1-24, Matt. 7:15-29, Psalm 9:1-12, Proverbs 2:16-22 S – Scripture: “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.” Mt 7:24 O – Observation: Jesus says to “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless … Continue reading What Is Your House Built On?