Day 12/4 – Giving to God

Christ the Center  – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”    2 Corinthians 5:17 +++ “You will find it easier to serve those who appreciate you than to those who despise you. You will only be able to do… [More…]

Day 12/3 – Sin and Fear

Be a Reproducer  – II Timothy‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭NKJV  “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”  ‭‭II Timothy 2:2 +++ “When you live acting like your daily needs are your responsibility, you offend your Heavenly Father as surely as you would… [More…]

Day 12/2 – Shame

He supplies your every need  – Philippians‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”  Philippians‬ ‭4:19 +++ Understanding “…the importance of a cost/results ratio… If it cost me $5.00 to make a product and I sold it for $4.50, I would soon be out of business.… [More…]

Day 12/1 – Stricter Judgment

Is there Fruit in your life?  – James‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”  James‬ ‭1:22 +++ “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation …” Philippians 2:12   “In addition to having a… [More…]

Day 11/29 – Dependence and Discipline

I Pray you start your day praising the King of Kings and commit the day to Him, the Lover of our souls, who committed His All to us.  God’s Word is the Light in the world  – Psalms‬ ‭119:105‬ ‭NKJV‬‬. “Your Word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”  Psalms‬ ‭119:105  “Every… [More…]

Day 11/28 – Two Kinds of Law

Psalm 100 – Thanksgiving  1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.  2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.  4 Enter into… [More…]

Day 11/27 – Law and Request III

Ministry is the Believer’s privilege & responsibility   – II Timothy‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”  II Timothy 4:2  “Where is your line across which you refuse to go?  You do well to draw it before your time of testing.”    Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt… [More…]

Day 11/26 – Law and Request II

Qualified or Disqualified?  – 2 Corinthians 13:5  5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.  2 Corinthians 13:5 ‬ ‬  ‬  “Whether single or married, widowed or divorced — be content wherever God has you. And whatever your position, make… [More…]

Day 11/25 – Law and Request

Discipline or Disqualification?  – 1 Corinthians 9: 26-27 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9: 26-27 ‬ ‬  ‬  “The babe in Christ may come to… [More…]

Day 11/24 – A Teachable Heart

Guard my tongue  –  Psalms 141:3  Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.  Psalms 141:3 ‬ ‬  ‬  “You do not gather to worship so that you can feel good, or sense that you are close to God.  All such emotion must remain ancillary to the objective of acknowledging  the goodness and greatness… [More…]

Day 11/23/2019 – Rebellion Blinds

Bear Fruit, a Qualification  – John 15:4 NKJV  “Abide in Me, and I (Jesus) in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4 ‬ ‬  ‬  “Paul calls attention to the essential ingredient in order for worship to be accepted by… [More…]

Day 11/22 – Wheat and Straw

Belief in Action  – II John‬ ‭1:9-11‬ ‭NKJV  “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor… [More…]

Day 11/20 – Doing Hard Things

Eternal Word  – II John‬ ‭1:2‬ NKJV  “because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:” II John‬ ‭1:2‬  ‬  Miracles: “There may be times when your heart longs for outward manifestations of His power.  Remember, if they are for you, you are asking Him to let you walk by sight rather than faith,… [More…]

Day 11/19 – Acts and Consequences

God of our Salvation  – II Corinthians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NKJV. “who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,”‬‬  II Corinthians‬ ‭1:10  ‬  “Culture plays a powerful role in the life of the church, and you can easily mistake the words of God’s servants for the… [More…]

Day 11/16 – Is the Price too High?

Only God in you can control your tongue  – James‬ ‭3:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”  James‬ ‭3:8 ‬  “The believer who knows that God will judge the sinner and fails to alert the lost of his impending judgment; that believer God will judge because of… [More…]

Day 11/15 – The Need for a Doctor

How do you handle correction?  – Proverbs‬ ‭17:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool.”  Proverbs‬ ‭17:10 ‬  “If you accept God’s call to be His servant, you must understand that in your eyes your life here on earth counts for nothing.  You must die to self, holding your life… [More…]

Day 8/9 – A Man Sent From God

Honesty  – Acts 24:16 (ESV)  “So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.”  Acts 24:16 “God has allowed hard things in your life so you can show the world that your God is great and that knowing Him brings peace and joy, even when life is hard.”  Francis Chan ——:///// +++ A… [More…]