Road Less Traveled

Road Less Traveled

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 7, 2016  Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few…

How Long?

How Long?

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 6, 2016 My soul is in anguish. How long, O LORD, how long?     Psalm 6:3 “How long?” is a fair question to ask of the Lord. He does not expect us to suffer in silence. In fact, it’s okay and desirable to pour…

Grace Based Living

Grace Based Living

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 5, 2016 You have been severed from Christ, if you seek to be justified [that is, declared free of the guilt of sin and its penalty, and placed in right standing with God] through the Law; you have fallen from grace [for you…

The Gift of Work

The Gift of Work

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 4, 2016 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. Genesis 2:15 Recently, the United States saw one of the largest jackpots in lottery history. A married couple from…

When God Doesn’t Say Yes to Your Prayer

When God Doesn’t Say Yes to Your Prayer

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 2, 2016 By Shana Schutte He [God] . . . sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45 I once spoke at a conference where a woman approached me and told me that her husband was experiencing an extended season of unemployment.…

Emotional Satisfaction

Emotional Satisfaction

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 1, 2016 The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11 Emotional satisfaction comes from Christ—from…

Forgive Fast

Forgive Fast

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 31, 2016 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins Matthew 6:14–15. How do you respond when you have…