Day 8/10 – The Discipline of the Father

Faith  – Hebrews 11:6 (ESV)  “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6 “When you make Jesus the standard, the more you grow in Christ the more aware you are of your depravity.”    Walter A.… [More…]

Day 7/29 – The Path to Heaven

Give Generously  – Proverbs 3:9-10 (ESV)  “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”  Proverbs 3:9-10 “The results of ‘letting the Word of Christ dwell in you richly’ (Colossians 3) being exactly the same as being… [More…]

Day 6/18 – Interpreting Scripture

The Word  – 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”  2 Timothy 3:16 “The myth of progress has come at the expense of developing the soul, leading instead to moral and spiritual degeneration. Distracted by a deluge of unimportant information, we… [More…]

Day 6/6 – Law and Request

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 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good… [More…]

Day 6/4 – Never Say No to God

Who are you? … what do you dwell on?  – Proverbs 23:7 NKJV  “For as he thinks in his heart, so ishe…”  Proverbs 23:7 “Jesus here tells us we cannot be assured of entrance into heaven unless we do the will of His Father. Note with me that, like the children of Israel, the people to whom He refers… [More…]

Day 5/19 – An Inner Beauty

Humility  – 1 Peter 5:5-6 (ESV)  “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,”  1 Peter… [More…]

Day 5/12 – The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Give Generously  – Proverbs 3:9-10 (ESV)  “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”  Proverbs 3:9-10 “The pursuit of God is not a part-time, weekend exercise. If it is, chances are you will experience a part-time,… [More…]

Day 4/23 – The Spoiled Child

His Spirit  – 1 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)  “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”  1 Corinthians 3:16 “If you understand that there are eternal consequences for temporal behavior, even for those secure in Christ, you will fear.  Grace does not eliminate accountability. The absence of fear indicates a misunderstanding of… [More…]

Day 4/20 – Strive For Obscurity

Check out this Easter short 3 1/2 minute  video:  https://youtu.be/cikenKl92Og  Must Receive Christ  – Revelation 3:20 (ESV). “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”  Revelation 3:20 “…you will never experience a time when you are… [More…]

Day 4/13 – Hope In vs. Hope For

Sin’s Penalty  – Romans 6:23 (ESV)  “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23 “People can accept, distort, manipulate, and reject whatever evidence they see.  Your only reliable gauge remains God’s Word.  If He said it, you can count on His doing it. Are you… [More…]

Day 3/21 – Think No Evil

Die to self John 12:24 NKJV “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” John 12:24  “People do not want to fear God because of their commitment to their own autonomy and they do not… [More…]

Day 3/20 – Spiritual Warfare

Who are you? … what do you dwell on? Proverbs 23:7 NKJV “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”  Proverbs 23:7 “I think the greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible. Everyone is looking for power in a program,… [More…]

Day 2/25 – Comparison

Give Generously  – Proverbs 3:9-10 (ESV)  “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”  Proverbs 3:9-10 “We need personal holiness in order to help other people.  To become involved in the ministry is to invite people… [More…]

Day 1/6 – Your Thought Life

Ministry is the Believer’s privilege & responsibility   – “Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”  II Timothy‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Let His Light in you shine.  ——:///// +++ This email contains, sequentially: Memory Verse (above), Daily Devotion from “Thoughts From The Diary of A Desperate Man”… [More…]