Saturday, July 05, 2014

For everything there is a season

Amos 9:14

"I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine,and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit."

"A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance." (Ecclesiastes 3:4)

Friday, July 04, 2014

Mercy and Not Sacrifice

Matthew 9:12-13

"But when Jesus heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.  Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Lord Jesus, show us your mercy today.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

My Lord and my God

"So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”  (John 20: 25)

Doubt no longer, but believe.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Don't be tired of doing good

Amos 5:14

"Seek good, and not evil,
that you may live;
and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you,
as you have said."

“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts."  (Hebrews 3: 15)

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Storms of Life and Trust in Jesus

Matthew 8:25-26

"And they went and woke Jesus, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.”  And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm."

«Fear is useless; what is needed is trust» (Luke 8:50, Mark 5:36)

No fear, no worry, no doubt!

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Cost of Following Jesus

Matthew 8:20

"And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

Jesus became poor for us.  No home, no donkey, no servant.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Lord delivered me from all fears

2 Timothy 4:17-18

"But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me.... So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen."

"Taste and see that the Lord is good."