Success Is Stressful

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – December 17, 2014 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will…

Lust For Luxury

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – December 16, 2014 “I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, ‘You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.’…

Avoidable Pain

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – December 15, 2014 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. Proverbs 14:8 Pain is inevitable in life—but some pain can be avoided with proper preparation. There is no need to add unnecessary…

Radical Trust

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – December 14, 2014 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O…

Joyful Desire

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – December 13, 2014 Guest Writer: Meet my son-in-law Tripp Prince… http://www.wisdomhunters.com/about/meet-our-team/ We are blessed to have Tripp write today the third of our four  Advent devotionals. Thank the Lord for you, Tripp! When I was a boy, this time of year brought about one…

Skill and Ability

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – December 12, 2014 “See I have chosen Bezalel…and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts.…” Exodus 31:2a, 3 Our ability to work comes from God. Our ability to earn a degree and…

Intimacy Trusts

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – December 11, 2014 Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10 Intimacy trusts and lack of intimacy distrusts. Through the process of getting to know God and understanding His heart, our trust…

Faith Stretcher

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – December 10, 2014 Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?” Genesis 17:17 Sometimes God’s will is not logical or doesn’t…