August 31, 2016

God wants us to be mature when it comes to understanding others but to be like babies when it comes to meanness towards another. Solicit the Holy Spirit’s help to love others when you are hurting.


1 Corinthians 14:20 (NKJV) ~ “Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.”

 

August 26, 2016

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes today, ask God what you can do to bless that person.

Philippians 2:3-5 (NKJV) ~ “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

August 22, 2016

Pray for God to increase your love and also your discernment so that you can make better decisions.

Philippians 1:9-10 (NKJV) ~ “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ…”

July 10, 2016

When life is not fair bitterness can take root and rob us of good fruit. Invite the Holy Spirit to exam your heart for bitterness, surrender this to God. Open your heart for him to fill you with His compassion, tell God “this moment is yours”.

 

Matthew 11:28-30
“Come to me all of you who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry. I will give you rest. Accept my teaching. Learn from me. I am gentle and humble in spirit. And you will be able to get some rest.   Yes, the teaching that I ask you to accept is easy. The load I give you to carry is light.”

July 9, 2016

The first step toward a solid foundation is to surrender to the calling and to the season of your life. Ask God to show you the areas of your calling and your season that need to be surrendered to Him. In your quiet time imagine bringing these areas to Him and leaving them with Him.

 

Matthew 7: 24-27
“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock. But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”

July 8, 2016

As aliens to this world God equips us with what we need for life. Through the gift of the Holy Spirit and God’s love we have enough, we are enough. Sit in silence today and listen for His assurance that you are enough.

 

I Peter 2:10
“Dear friends, you are like visitors and strangers in this world.”

Matthew 7: 24-27
“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock. But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”

July 7, 2016

“If you wait for the storms to cease you’ll never begin construction” – Josiah. As you sit with God today seek out one thing you can do to begin construction.

 

Matthew 7: 24-27
“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock. But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”

July 6, 2016

Storms are unavoidable. However, how we experience the storm is up to us. The foundation you build on matters. Ask God to bring to mind the areas of your life where you can begin to incorporate His word for a solid foundation.

 

Matthew 7: 24-27
“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock. But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”