Submit to Authority

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 30, 2015 When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground… I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go. John 18:6, 8 Part of me does not like…

Active Listening

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 29, 2015 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19 I have to work at being an active listener. At the end of a work day,…

Enduring Love

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 28, 2015 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them. John 17:26 My maternal grandmother’s love…

Privilege of Dying

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 27, 2015 Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. John 17:24 The older I…

Family Unity

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 26, 2015 I have given them the glory you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought into complete unity to let the world know that you sent me…

God’s Silence

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 25, 2015 When Saul saw the Philistine army, he was afraid; terror filled his heart. He inquired of the Lord, but the Lord did not answer him.  1 Samuel 28:5–6 Sometimes God is silent. He is silent in our prayers. He is silent…

Discreet Deeds

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 24, 2015 Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. Matthew 6:1 Discretion is the better part of doing good deeds. Why?…

Love Disciplines

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 23, 2015 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. Proverbs 13:24 Love carefully disciplines; apathy silently ignores. Love looks for ways to instruct and improve, while busyness has no time for the…