Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thought for Thursday May 18


Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.
Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all you lands.
Sing to the LORD; bless his name.
Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.

John 15: 9 – 11  “I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete.”

When was the last time I expressed joy?  Do I ever feel guilty expressing joy around others who may be experiencing sorrow?
 

Action:  Find a way to express joy in a way that lifts up those around you.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thought for Wednesday May 17


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.

John 15: 1 – 8  Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.


What good am I doing in my community?  Have I ever tried to change the world, or even a small corner of it, without Jesus and the community of believers? 

Action:  Remain in Jesus and bear some fruit.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Thought for Tuesday May 16


Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
May my mouth speak the praise of the LORD,
and may all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

 
John 14: 27 – 31  Jesus said to his disciples: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you.  Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”


How does the world try to give peace?  How is the Peace of Christ different?


Action:  Bring peace into your interactions with others this week.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thought for Monday May 15


Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
May you be blessed by the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.
Heaven is the heaven of the LORD,
but the earth he has given to the children of men.
Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.

John 14: 21 – 26  Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me.

Do I love Jesus?  Do I keep his words?

Action:  Spend some time thinking about how you can love Jesus more and keep his words better.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Thought for Thursday May 11


 

Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
"My faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him,
and through my name shall his horn be exalted.
He shall say of me, 'You are my father,
my God, the Rock, my savior.'"
Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

Acts 13: 13 -  25 On the sabbath they entered into the synagogue and took their seats.  After the reading of the law and the prophets, the synagogue officials sent word to them, "My brothers, if one of you has a word of exhortation for the people, please speak."

Do I have a word of exhortation I would like to share with people?  In what ways do my actions and choices express my faith?

Action:  Encourage someone who needs a little boost.