Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Proverbs 19:17

He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. – Proverbs 19:17
It’s important to remember that when we give to those in need, we are also giving to God! Our heavenly Father notices every act of kindness. He sees every need that you help meet. Nothing goes unnoticed.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I can do it myself! Jeremiah 2:13

“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water. – Jeremiah 2:13
This passage in Jeremiah mirrors the story in the Garden of Eden. Once again, mankind doesn’t want the tree of life, but they wanted their own version of the knowledge of good and evil with disastrous results. The first sin of forsaking the Lord means that we have to create an alternate solution for our needs. So we create our own cisterns to hold water, but our own creations can create new complexities. Do you feel that your life is too complex? Ask the Lord about this in prayer. Don’t be surprised if you find some self-made solutions that need to be dismantled in order to come back to the living water.

This scripture reminds of of a two year old screaming.... I can do it myself without you.  That's what we do isn't it.  Tell God, I won't trouble you I can do it myself.   But we don't have the wisdom we need, me must ask Him.  But we don't creating two errors.  Not asking God, creating something unsusttainable without his wisdom  We're so stupid sometimges. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Acts 5:42

Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. – Acts 5:42
Notice that they were proclaiming that Jesus IS the Christ, not WAS the Christ. They were experiencing the reality of Jesus on a day-to-day basis. What about us? Are we still remembering how God changed our life years ago? That is good, but if that is the basis of our walk with God, then we will find ourselves building a monument to an event. The good news is that Jesus is alive TODAY! Ask God to open your eyes to what He is doing now!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

This is my favorite scripture.  We all have talents and comforting is one of mine.  I love that God has chosen ways to comfort me and that in the learning of that comfort, I will be able to comfort another when the time comes.  

Lost a loved one? Had cancer? Had a miscarriage? Lost a job? Shared an experience?  When God offers comfort by placing some near us who has also experienced our need..... we get God with skin on. He comes even nearer to us.  I love this verse.  It brings me such comfort.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Deuteronomy 8:10

When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. – Deuteronomy 8:10
Thousands of years after this verse was written, in the midst of a hard winter that killed half of their fellow travelers, the Pilgrims who settled America still had a lot to be thankful for. Just before they arrived, a plague had wiped out a hostile tribe that would have killed them. Fifteen years earlier, one member of that tribe had been taken to Europe, was taught English, became a Christian, and came back to America just in time to teach the Pilgrims how to survive. Thanksgiving is a reminder that we have a good God who rescues us in a broken world.

This scripture instantly said to me that we pray at the end of the meal and thank him that our belly is full.  A very different take from what we normally see done and I think a fantastic thing to try differently. 


I am richly blessed this week having spent 2 days in an Italian hospital.  I'm lucky, blessed and completely enriched that God has answered my prayers.  What a blessing, what a blessing.
I can't thank you enough God, there are just no words to convey the gratefulness I feel.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I don't know exactly what scripture as mine today, but I do know that this mone came to mind all day.
All can be done for the Lord witn only the faith of a mustrad seed. My faith is often small like that, but I want to  be bigger and so letting my faith be bigger right now be passionate, about my God right now in the little place that I can be.  it's important to me.  We have so much we could worry about right now, but we are taking the changes in stridge.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Colossians 1:10

And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God – Colossians 1:10
According to Paul, truth is revealed by our lives, not just our thoughts. But the information age causes a problem: we think that because we’ve learned about something that we are living it. We want to gather data about prayer, but we fail to pray! But Paul reminds us that it’s the actual actions of our lives that proclaim the truth that we know. We know enough, now it’s time to apply. What do you need to apply today? Don’t try to get more information, do what you know now!

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

All these little nuggets are so important to me in knowing how to Grow in God and to please Him.  He makes it so simple.  I make it so hard!