Making Habits

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – July 30, 2014 Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 Habits can be good or bad, helpful or harmful, life-giving or draining. A…

Soul Food

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – July 29, 2014 The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 Our soul starves for blessing from our heavenly…

Down, But Not Out

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – July 28, 2014 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Sometimes life knocks us down. Like a boxer drops to one knee after a…

Timely Transitions

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – July 27, 2014 The rest of their brothers (the priests and the Levites and all who had returned from the captivity to Jerusalem) began the work, appointing Levites twenty years of age and older to supervise the building of the house of the Lord. …

Attitude Adjustment

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – July 26, 2014 For seven days they celebrated with joy the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because the Lord had filled them with joy by changing the attitude of the king of Assyria, so that he assisted them in the work on the house of…

Denying Denial

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – July 25, 2014 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Romans 13:11 Denial can be good. After a severe loss…

Respond Not React

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – July 24, 2014 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 A reaction is an immediate retaliation from someone who is led by emotions. They react in anger when they feel insulted. They withdraw when they feel…

Soul Excavation

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – July 23, 2014 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Psalm…