Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here is the key to a successful spiritual life: prepare your heart to seek the Lord, then do it. Just do it!

Ezra 7:9-10
On the first day of the first month he began his journey from Babylon, and on the first day of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God upon him.
For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wouldn't you be fearless if you knew He was at your side and telling you exactly what to do next? We need to get to know Him well enough to open our ears. Listen: "Be of good cheer."

Acts 23:10-11
Now when there arose a great dissension, the commander, fearing lest Paul might be pulled to pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them, and bring him into the barracks.
But the following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome.”

Don't you want these things? All it takes is trust.

Psalm 84:11-12
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

There is absolutely no doubt here. We call He answers. He is ever faithful.

Psalm 86:6-7
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
And attend to the voice of my supplications.
In the day of my trouble I will call upon You,
For You will answer me.

Monday, July 14, 2014

I always wished God would just tell me what he wanted me to do. Then I realized He was speaking directly to me in my daily Bible reading. The Spirit always highlights just the right part.

Acts 18:9-10
Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent;
for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.”

Sunday, July 13, 2014

This Psalm wasn't written last week.

Psalm 83:1-4
Israeli firefighters extinguish a fire that broke out after a rocket hit a petrol station in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Avi Roccah
Do not keep silent, O God!
Do not hold Your peace,
And do not be still, O God!
For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”