Love—Obedience—Joy

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 20, 2014 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I…

God’s Already Provided

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 19, 2014 He [Jesus] replied, “You give them something to eat.” They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish.” Luke 9:13 God is not passive in His provision. He aggressively applies His resources directly to the needs of His…

Humility Finds Favor

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 18, 2014 Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth. Numbers 12:3 Humility finds favor with God and man. Because of their trustworthy temperament, the spirit of the humble solicits trust and blessing.…

Spiritual Dry Seasons

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 17, 2014 ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. Ezekiel 37:4-5 From time to time we all experience spiritually dry…

Being Before Doing

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 16, 2014 If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 There is a sequence to follow in our service to God. Ministry begins by first being ministered to…

Humility is a Choice

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 15, 2014 All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time.…

Painful Cut Backs

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 14, 2014 I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:1-2…

Passion Under Control

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 13, 2014 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the…