RESPONDING IN FEAR

DAY 30 Mark 5:15,17 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons sitting there, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Then they began to plead with Him to depart from their region. It is quite interesting because hearing the story of... Continue Reading →

REFUGE IN HIS SUFFICIENCY

DAY 22 Reading today's Psalm just had me smiling. It's one of the verses in scripture that has a lifting feel. Its words, a series or rhetorical questions actually don't seem like questions at all. Rather, they appear to affirm a Trust in the Lord. The words of today's Psalm reads, The Lord is my... Continue Reading →

FLAMING ARROWS

299/365 Ephesians 6:10 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Heb 11:1). Thus, there is a dimension of faith that steps beyond the... Continue Reading →

WHAT FEAR DOES

151/365 WHAT FEAR DOES John 20:19 It was late that Sunday evening, and the disciples were gathered together behind locked doors, because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities. Then Jesus came and stood among them. "Peace be with you," he said. We enter into the world of the disciples today and one thing that... Continue Reading →

TAKE A PAUSE FIRST

TAKE A PAUSE FIRST 139/365 Acts 16:27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. One thing about assumptions is that they trigger actions that are founded on premises... Continue Reading →

WIELDING AUTHORITY

DAY 333 OF 365 IN 2021 WIELDING AUTHORITY In our Gospel text today, we are introduced to a centurion whose response to an offer from Jesus left Him so marvelled that He describes the centurions faith as 'exemplar', out of the ordinary. These were the the words recorded in scripture: 'The centurion replied, “Lord, I... Continue Reading →

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

DAY 221 OF 365 IN 2021 WHAT DO YOU THINK? Matthew 17:25b When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own children or from others?” Even if it remains unspoken, the... Continue Reading →

HE  “SAW” THE WIND

DAY 215 OF 365 IN 2021 HE "SAW" THE WIND Matthew 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. There are a number of things you can get away with pretending to do: sleeping or studying. While there may be no immediate... Continue Reading →

BOLTED DOORS

DAY 143 OF 365 IN 2021 John 20:19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you! What was the highlight of this encounter should have been... Continue Reading →

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