Relational Maintenance

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 2, 2014 Therefore, if you are bringing an offering to God and you remember that your brother is angry at you or holds a grudge against you, then leave your gift before the altar, go to your brother, repent and forgive one another,…

Sense of Abandonment

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 1, 2014 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). Mark 15:34 Jesus felt abandoned by His heavenly Father. He alone bore the…

God’s Word

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – August 31, 2014 “The word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:25 What does it mean to get a word from the Lord? It means that God, in His infinite wisdom, personalizes His…

Celebrate Recovery

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – August 30, 2014 “Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” So they began to celebrate. Luke 15:23-24 Grateful Christians take the…

Overcoming Temptation

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – August 29, 2014 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:18 Temptation illustrates our struggle to remain true to God and His will, or to take pleasure in doing life our way.…

Gain From Loss

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – August 28, 2014 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all…

Evaluated Experience

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – August 27, 2014 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw. Proverbs 24:32. Experience can be an excellent teacher if we take the time to evaluate. Mindless activities create shallow thinking, while evaluated action broadens our…

Courage Not Coward

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – August 26, 2014 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 It takes courage to wake up, get up and face…