Tag: worship

Daily Reads 09.08.2019

Read: Psalm 40 This psalm speaks to me of life as it is every day. We encounter trouble along the way, but God is there to walk with us. And his work in our lives brings forth praise in others. When we live out following Jesus in all of its measure, others will see and …

Daily Reads 08.25.2019

Read: John 3:16-17 God didn’t send Jesus into the world to judge you or condemn you to hell. He sent Jesus to save you! Today is a good day to receive God’s love into your heart. He loved you before you even knew about him. “For you are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew …

Daily Reads 08.18.2019

Oh, what joy for thosewhose disobedience is forgiven,whose sin is put out of sight!Yes, what joy for thosewhose record the┬áLord┬áhas cleared of guilt,whose lives are lived in complete honesty!When I refused to confess my sin,my body wasted away,and I groaned all day long.Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.My strength evaporated …

Daily Reads 08.11.2019

Read: Philippians 4:2-3 I admit, this is an odd passage to choose for a daily devotional. As I read it again, it struck me in a new way. Conflict is a part of life. It happens in families, neighborhoods, churches, jobs, committees and teams. It isn’t the conflict that is the problem. It is that …

Daily Reads 07.21.2019

Read: Psalm 121 Today as I read this psalm, verses 5 and 6 stand out to me. The last few days have been HOT! When I am outside, I look for shade or something that will protect me from the burning rays of the sun. I need that in life too – protection from the …

Daily Reads 06.30.2019

Read: Psalm 119:25-32 The psalmist portrays the beauty of being in God’s word. It is more than a rule book to him; it is more than a genie in a bottle; it is more than a paddle. It is life to him! May our experiences with God’s word be as meaningful as the psalmist.

Daily Reads 06.09.2019

Today…an opportunity to gather in community with other like-minded folks. Sometimes I wonder if it’s really that important and then I attend our worship service and have a spectacular time. To be honest, the best times are when I step out of my little world and take an interest in others. Here is something to …

Daily Reads 06.02.2019

There are times when I feel anxious about life. The future looks difficult and uncertain. Today is riddled with despair. Despair about the “what ifs.” And I don’t even always realize they are there. It’s like bugs on a hot summer day – buzzing around, making noise, distracting me. Read: 2 Timothy 1:8; 2:1, 7 …

Daily Reads 05.26.2019

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:13 This is an awesome reminder. Too often I see obedience to Christ as a powerfully difficult job. But in reality, when I am obedient to what God says to my heart, I increase my sensitivity …

Daily Reads 05.19.2019

Read: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 How do I even begin to love others? A significant part of that is receiving God’s love for you. In the verses above, we read exactly how God feels about you and how he responds to you. Read it again. What part of God’s love for you do you need to …