Saturday, September 26, 2015

Become like little children

"Then his disciples began arguing about which of them was the greatest.

But Jesus knew their thoughts, so he brought a little child to his side.

Then he said to them, “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me also welcomes my Father who sent me. Whoever is the least among you is the greatest.”  (Luke 9: 46 - 48 NLT)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Consecrate us to the truth

"Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth."  (John 17:17 AMP)

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  (John 8: 32 NLT)

"For you are God, O Sovereign LORD. Your words are truth, and you have promised these good things to your servant."  (2 Samuel 7: 28 NLT)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Let our hearts burn within us as You unpack the Scriptures for us

Open our minds and hearts to the Scriptures O Christ our Teacher!

“Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.”
But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it."  (Luke 9: 44 -  45 NIV)

"Didn't we feel on fire as he conversed with us on the road, as he opened up the Scriptures for us?"   (Luke 24:32 MSG)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lord Jesus, You are all I have got in life

“Who do people say I am?”   “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other ancient prophets risen from the dead.” 

“But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah sent from God!”   (Luke 9:18-20 NLT)

Lord Jesus,  You are my Savior and my Redeemer.  You are my Good Shepherd. You are my Security in everything.  Without You,  life is completely meaningless.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Come to My Party. Satisfaction is Guaranteed

How to be content and satisfied:

“Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins? This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you!  You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes!"
(Haggai 1:4-6 NLT)

"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."
(Matthew 6:33 NLT)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Amazing Grace is my Portion

Amazing Grace is my Portion.

Blessed be God, who lives for ever.

He scourges and then has mercy;
   he casts down to the depths of the nether world,
   and he brings up from the great abyss.
No one can escape his hand.

Blessed be God, who lives for ever.

Praise him, you children of Israel, before the Gentiles,
   for though he has scattered you among them,
   he has shown you his greatness even there.

Blessed be God, who lives for ever.

So now consider what he has done for you,
   and praise him with full voice.
Bless the Lord of righteousness,
   and exalt the King of ages.

Blessed be God, who lives for ever.

In the land of my exile I praise him
   and show his power and majesty to a sinful nation.

Blessed be God, who lives for ever.

Bless the Lord, all you his chosen ones,
   and may all of you praise his majesty.
Celebrate days of gladness, and give him praise.

Blessed be God, who lives for ever.
(Tobit 13:2, 3-4a, 4befghn, 7-8 RM)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

See the blessings of keeping God's easy commands

"How joyful are those who fear the LORD— all who follow his ways!"
(Psalm 128:1 NLT)

"Blessed are those who hear the word of God, and observe it." (Luke 11: 28 RM)

"Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them."
(John 13:17 NLT)

Sunday Rest

"On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord's Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body. Family needs or important social service can legitimately excuse from the obligation of Sunday rest. The faithful should see to it that legitimate excuses do not lead to habits prejudicial to religion, family life, and health."  (CCC 2185)