Grace Made Man

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 1, 2014 “But by the grace of God I am what I am.” 1 Corinthians 15:10 A self-made man is the antithesis of a grace made man. A self-made man becomes desperate for God on occasion, as when a crisis occurs— but a…

Antagonists of Faith

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 31, 2014 If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you…

Courage Not Fear

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 30, 2014 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 My courage melts away when I feel far away from God. A sense of aloneness…

Faithful Friends

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 29, 2014 You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have…

Strengthened by Waiting

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 28, 2014 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31, NKJV There is an inner energy our…

Consequences of Communion

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 27, 2014 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:12-13 Love is the primary consequence of our communion with Christ. He loves…

You Matter

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 26, 2014 For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession. Deuteronomy 14:2 You matter. You matter because you’re made…

Liquid Love

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 25, 2014 Jesus wept. John 11:35 Tears are evidence of a kind and caring heart. They are the nectar of God that brings sweet support to another suffering soul. Moist eyes make a friend feel understood and accepted. It is this tenderness of…