Thursday, April 23, 2015

If my brother did this to me, I'd want to slap him but I would forgive him. If he did it 7 times I'd give up, deciding he was hopeless. It is a long journey to Christian maturity, thank God I have red letters to guide me.

Luke 17:3-4
Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”
Bible Gateway link: Luke 17:3-4 (NKJV)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Amazing! I once was lost but now am found. You? If you are still lost, you can be that 1 in 99.

Luke 15:7
I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
Bible Gateway link: Luke 15:7 (NKJV)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

I am so discouraged by the way things are going in the world. Then I read again today that God is faithful. It is such a basic theme of the Bible. Who do I think I am to judge such things?

Joshua 21:43-45
Thus the Lord gave to Israel all the land that he swore to give to their fathers. And they took possession of it, and they settled there.
And the Lord gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their fathers. Not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the Lord had given all their enemies into their hands.
Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.
Bible Gateway lnk: Joshua 21:43-45 (ESV)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Healing! We think we all want it, but do we? After years of being bent over by our sins, do we really want to start all over learning to stand up straight? Yes! Use your God-given courage. Stand up. Live. Let's give Him a chance to free us.

Luke 13:11-13
And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.
When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.”
And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God.
Bible Gateway link: Luke 13:11-13

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Climate change? Really? When people start thinking they know better than God, we're in trouble.

Psalm 46:1-3
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
Bible Gateway link: Psalm 46:1-3

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

He knows what I need. Why am I anxious? This red letter advice seems directed right to me. You?

Luke 12:29-31
“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.
For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.
But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
Bible Gateway link: Luke 12:29-31