Obey God's Word
on October 27th, 2020
October 27, 2020Obey God’s WordIn Joshua 1, God reminded Joshua to obey every bit of His Word. He didn’t just remind Joshua to obey His Word. He told Joshua to prioritize it.“ABOVE ALL, be strong and courageous to observe carefully the whole instruction my servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or the left…” (Joshua 1:7).When we prioritize God’s Word we began to see thing...
Be Strong and Courageous
on October 26th, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020Be Strong and CourageousIn Joshua 1, we read that the Lord spoke to Joshua after Moses’ death.God was giving Joshua the role that Moses filled for so long.While Joshua had been an understudy to Moses, now was his time to lead.Certainly, Joshua had fears and doubts.God promised him, “I will be with you, just as I was with Moses. I will not leave you or abandon you” (Joshua ...
God's Life Provided Christ for Our Eternal Life
on October 23rd, 2020
God’s love provided Christ for our eternal lifeJohn 3:16 (NIV) - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.God has provided our only way to eternal life because he loves us.This only way to eternal life is Christ.If you have received Christ as your Savior my prayer is that you are growing in your faith and shar...
There Is No Other God
on October 22nd, 2020
There is no other GodIsaiah 45:5-6 (NIV) -5 I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, 6 so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other.There is only one God.This is the God of the Bible.Let’s acknowledge him.Let’s draw ...
God's Plan is Our Partnership
on October 21st, 2020
God’s plan is our partnershipPhilippians 1:3-5 (NIV) - 3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.You and I are partners in the gospel.This means we are Christ followers and influence others to follow Christ.This partnership gives meaning to every area of our liv...
God Has a High Opinion of You
on October 20th, 2020
God has a high opinion of youPsalm 8:5-6 (NIV) -5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet:Other people’s opinions of us, whether good or bad, are not completely accurate.They don’t know our whole story.We cannot trust them.We cannot even trust our own opinions o...
God Cares for Us, So We Care for Others
on October 19th, 2020
God cares for us, so we care for others1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) - Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.God is the Creator, Sustainer and Sovereign of the universe.He also personally cares for you.He cares about your sorrows. He cares about your joys. He cares about your eternity.He has proven his care for us in Christ.Because God cares about us, we care about others.There is at least one...
Open Our Eyes to the Savior
on October 16th, 2020
Open our eyes to the SaviorScripture teaches we are born into spiritual darkness.We are all sinners. We cannot save ourselves from our sin.Each person needs to open his or her eyes to Christ as the only Savior.Only Jesus is spiritual light. He is the only way to eternal life.When we receive Christ as our Savior, we have the light of eternal life.John 8:12 (NIV) - When Jesus spoke again to the peop...
Open Our Eyes to Recognize Christ
on October 15th, 2020
God opens our eyes to recognize ChristLuke 24:30-31 (NIV) - 30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.These two disciples walked with Christ to the village Emmaus. They were kept from recognizing him. (Luke 24:16)Now, as they were eating with...
Open Our Eyes to See Clearly
on October 14th, 2020
Open our eyes to see clearlyMark 8:25 (NIV) - Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.This is the only record we have of Jesus working a gradual miracle.The result of this gradual miracle was that this formerly blind man was able to see everything clearly.This reminds me of Christ’s gradual work in our lives....
Open Your Eyes to Follow Christ
on October 13th, 2020
Open your eyes to follow ChristMatthew 20:33-34 (NIV) - 33 "Lord," they answered, "we want our sight." 34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.Two blind men asked Jesus for their sight. The men persisted in their request.Jesus compassionately answered them. They received their sight.Upon receiving their sight, they followed J...
Open Our Eyes to the Harvest
on October 12th, 2020
Open our eyes to the harvestJohn 4:35(NIV) -"Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest."I am not a farmer, but I do like seeing fields ready for harvest. Especially white cotton fields.Jesus asked his disciples to look at another kind of field ready for harvest.This was a field of people who needed to give ...