Reality Check

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 4, 2015 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. Colossians 2:17 Effective leaders keep those they serve engaged in reality. They make it real in relation to problems that need to be…

Unconditional Surrender

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 3, 2015 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in…

Secure not Scared

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 2, 2015 You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. Job 11:18 Feelings of insecurity creep into my thinking when my hope fades. I feel insecure with finances when there seems to…

Freely Give

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 1, 2015 Freely you have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8, NKJV What is your motivation for giving? Is it to freely give or to give expecting something in return? This is an ongoing tension for the generous giver. We give our time, our…

Take Up Your Cross

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 28, 2015 Guest Writer: Meet my son-in-law Tripp Prince. We are blessed to have him write our Lenten devotionals for seven consecutive Saturdays. Today’s is the 2nd. Thank the Lord for you, Tripp! And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he…

God’s Opinion

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 27, 2015 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Genesis 3:1 God’s opinion is…

Truth Retained

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 26, 2015 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. Luke 8:15 My retention of truth is an ongoing process. I may hear the…

Life Happens

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 25, 2015 Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. Psalm 86:2-3 Life happens every day. In November…