Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thought for Friday September 23


Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.
Send forth your light and your fidelity;
they shall lead me on
And bring me to your holy mountain,
to your dwelling place.
Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God.

Luke 9: 18 – 22  He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”


Why was this God’s plan for saving humanity?  What are the advantages of this plan?
 
Action:  If you know someone who is frequently rejected, see if you can find a way to support him/her.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thought for Thursday September 22


In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.
Fill us at daybreak with your kindness,
that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days.
Prosper the work of our hands for us!
Prosper the work of our hands!
In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.

Luke 9: 7 – 9  But Herod said, “Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him.

Who is Jesus to me?  Am I actively trying to see him better?
 
Action:  Fix some situation so that people are able to see the kingdom Jesus came to establish.  If that seems like too much, try just making one improvement toward that goal.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Thought for Tuesday September 20


Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
I rejoiced because they said to me,
“We will go up to the house of the LORD.”
And now we have set foot
within your gates, O Jerusalem.
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
 
Luke 8: 19 – 21  He said to them in reply, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.”

Is this as easy as it sounds?  How am I doing?

Action:  Hear the word of God and act on it.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Thought for Monday September 19


The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.
Who lends not his money at usury
and accepts no bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
shall never be disturbed.
The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.

 
Luke 8: 16 – 18  No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light.


Do I sometimes hide my “light” because I am afraid of revealing too much of myself?  Who sees my light even when I am trying to hide it?


Action:  Share an insight you have had with someone you think can benefit from it.

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thought for Friday September 16


Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!
Yet in no way can a man redeem himself,
or pay his own ransom to God;
Too high is the price to redeem one’s life; he would never have enough
to remain alive always and not see destruction.
Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!
 

Luke 8: 1 – 3  Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God.


In how many different places have I experienced the word of God being proclaimed?  Do I see it proclaimed more in preaching or in action?


Action:  Proclaim the word of God everywhere you go in words or in actions.