Showing results 1 - 10 of 24 for the month of October, 2007.

Seeing others the right way

October 28th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

1 Corinthians 13:7 (TLB)If you love someone you will…always believe in him, always expect the best of him. The topic of this reading is something that really strikes a chord with me.  How do we treat the people we encounter?  How much do we allow our past experiences and stereotypes color our behavior towards a Continue reading →

Showing grace (1)

October 23rd, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  Differing opinions vs. being right or wrong Colossians 4:6 (NLT) Let your conversation be gracious. My opinion of myself is that I am general easy-going, pleasant, and easy to talk to.  However, I know through my experiences with some that my opinion in that regard is sometimes incorrect.  I have a goal of treating Continue reading →

My devotions

October 20th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

It could be inferred from my postings here that if you don’t see a posting for a particular day that I’ve missed my devotion for that day.  To address that, I want to assure you (I don’t know that there are very many readers, but all of you who do read) that isn’t necessarily the Continue reading →

The reason for the battle

October 20th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  God’s call on your life Judges 6:12 (NIV) The Lord is with you, mighty warrior. How do you see yourself?  You may be surprised that the devil is more concerned about you than you have confidence in yourself.  When things seem to be falling down around you, maybe it’s because you are having an Continue reading →

A legacy of bitterness

October 18th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Hebrews 12:15 (NIV) See to it that … no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. I have had my share of unforgiveness and even bitterness.  The question addressed by today’s reading, though, is how that unforgiveness, anger, and bitterness affected others around us.  Even if I’ve forgiven someone, did my attitudes Continue reading →

The Rebekah principle

October 17th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  Your actions today will determine your future. Proverbs 13:4 (NLT) Those who work hard will prosper. What does it mean to work hard?  In most of the things I commit to I have the attitude that anything worth doing is worth doing well.  Usually that means putting in extra time, going the extra mile, Continue reading →

How to pray when you’re worried

October 17th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything…then his peace will guard your hearts and minds. Scripture has a lot to say about how to handle worry and today’s reading identifies some of that in the form of a prayer. Isaiah 41:10-11 (NIV):  So do not fear, for I am with you; Continue reading →

Understanding the Lord’s prayer

October 16th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Matthew 6:9 (NIV) This…is how you should pray. Today’s reading does a good job of explaining the Lord’s prayer in everyday language.  One of the things that I’m finding exciting about reading in the Scriptures lately is how much God is about relationship rather than simply a code of ethics, and this passage is no Continue reading →

Get back to where you belong!

October 15th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

2 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT) Our goal is to stay within the boundaries of God’s plan for us. Wow!  After Friday’s devotional article, this one just hammers it home. Stop trying to get ‘a word’ for others just because they happen to be bothering you.  Let God straighten them out and get back to where you Continue reading →

Mow your own garden – not someone else’s

October 12th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

John 21:22 (NIV) What is that to you?…Follow me! What do you do if you see someone do something that you know is going to produce negative consequences for them and maybe for those around them?  That’s the topic of today’s reading. Today’s scripture comes from the passage when Jesus is visiting the disciples for Continue reading →

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