THE POWER OF ASSOCIATION

After a couple or news headlines which I read today, one word stood out very strongly: "association". This word is used in very different contexts and forms but in this case, it makes reference to tying one thing to another by use of a connection which is intended to garner greater attention. As an example,... Continue Reading →

A GUARANTEE NOT A GAMBLE

DAY 55 OF 365 IN 2021 Jonah 3:9 Who knows, God may turn [in compassion] and relent and withdraw His burning anger (judgment) so that we will not perish. Odds used in probabilities are intended to give an idea of the likelihood of things happening. If known, and reasonably accurate, they make decision making a... Continue Reading →

CONTINUOUS WATERING

Isaiah  55:10, 11 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it... Continue Reading →

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?

Matthew 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? "You are bigger than what people say, You are bigger than what people say, Some say, you are good, you are kind, you are bigger than what people say" The lyrics of the song above kept ringing through my head after reading... Continue Reading →

A YIELDED MAN

DAY 52 OF 365 IN 2021 Mark 1:12 Immediately the Spirit impelled Him to go out into the wilderness. Scripture uses some very strong words to describe Jesus' transition to the wilderness after his Baptism: 'impelled, driven, and compelled'. All three are suggestive of a constraint, a use of some force to elicit a specific... Continue Reading →

WITHOUT A MAP

DAY 51 OF 365 OF 2021 Luke 5:27,28 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him. There is a particular cycling path on my way to the train station... Continue Reading →

WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

DAY 50 OF 365 IN 2021 Matthew 9:14 Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” Let me share how I thought this conversation could have gone had Jesus decided to drag things a bit: John's disciples: 'why do we... Continue Reading →

ENTERING TO TAKE POSSESSION

DAY 49 OF 365 IN 2021 Deuteronomy 30:16 If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you today, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your... Continue Reading →

PRAISE BY MEN

DAY 48 OF 365 IN 2021 Matthew 6:2 Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. There are some situations where one requires... Continue Reading →

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