July 1st, 2021

Read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, […]

June 30th, 2021

Read Mark 9:35 “Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”   As humans we want to be first in everything. We want to be first to win a race. We want to be the first one to eat […]

June 29th, 2021

Read Philippians 4:4-7 NLT “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!  Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.  Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then […]

June 28th, 2021

Read Matthew 16:24-26 NLT “Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my […]

June 27th, 2021

Acts 4:31 NIV “After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”   Prayer is powerful.  Praying one on one with God is an essential component of our lives as Christians.  Praying regularly with others is another essential […]

June 26th, 2021

Matthew 5:44 NIV “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Mark 11: 25 NIV “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”   Loving our enemies?  Praying for those who persecute us?  Forgiving […]

June 25th, 2021

Read Psalm 19:14 NIV “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”   Lord, as we pray today, may our prayers be pleasing to you.  We are learning that our prayers don’t need to be worded perfectly and precisely.  We are […]

June 24th, 2021

Romans 8:26 NIV “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself, intercedes for us through wordless groans.”   Are you in a prayer group?  Do you meet regularly with others to pray?  Several months ago I joined a prayer […]

June 23rd, 2021

James 1:6 NIV “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” Mark 9:24 NIV “I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief.” There are times in life when our fears and thoughts cause us to […]

June 22nd, 2021

Read Acts 16:25 NIV  “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.”   Paul and Silas were in prison.  Prison!  And yet, they devoted themselves to prayer and singing hymns of praise to God.  Can you imagine?  The fact that they were locked up […]