Tag: change

Daily Reads 01.26.2020

Today as you enter worship, or contemplate your day, invite Jesus into your thoughts. What is it you need today? Set your intention, check your posture, and prepare to receive. He is in the business of renewal. And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all …

Daily Reads 01.25.2020

If you are like me, there are times when you have muttered under your breath, or perhaps shouted at the top of your lungs: “There has to be more than this!” And you are right. We are made for more. More than just breathing but not really living! Sometimes we get in our own way. …

Daily Reads 01.24.2020

Read: Ezekiel 37:1-14 This scripture is the account of Ezekiel’s ecstatic experience where he was led by the spirit of God in a vision to a valley full of dry bones. The purpose was to reveal to Ezekiel the true condition of the hearts of the Israelites in captivity. There are several things of note …

Daily Reads 01.23.2020

First, you must set your intention by answering Jesus’ question, “What do you want me to do for you?” And then position yourself to receive. This is best illustrated by Jesus’ story of the Pharisee and the tax collector. Read it now: Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their …

Daily Reads 01.21.2020

Stepping out of the chaos means I take note of my breath. Listening as I breathe in and out, knowing that the presence of breath is evidence of God’s spirit in me. Another way I step out of the chaos of life is by reminding myself that Jesus holds all creation together. At times it …

Daily Reads 01.16.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 10 In this chapter, Solomon contrasts wisdom and folly. Most of his contrasts are written in the form of pithy sayings that cut right to the point. I especially enjoyed verse 10. Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed. Ecclesiastes …

Daily Reads 01.13.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 7 The reading for today is well worth the effort it takes to read the whole chapter. But knowing we don’t all have the same time, I selected my standout verses to share with you today. Here they are: Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins. Don’t eavesdrop …

Daily Reads 01.08.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 3 This chapter has to be one of the most familiar from the writing of Ecclesiastes. “There is a time for everything…” and on The Teacher goes to contrast birth and death, planting and harvest, etc. Even at this writing, I upset the palm plant on my desk and it landed on the …

Daily Reads 01.05.2020

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 Read: Psalm 23 Prepare to see the goodness of God pursue you today! If you missed it yesterday….

Daily Reads 01.04.2020

If you don’t know how to start the process of changing what’s on the inside, this song provides an excellent starting point.