Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thought for Friday December 2


The Lord is my light and my salvation.
I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Matthew 9: 27 – 31  Then he touched their eyes and said, "Let it be done for you according to your faith."

Do I really want something done to me according to my faith?  Does God care for me based on my faith or his love?

Action:   Treat people better than they treat you.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thought for Thursday December 1


Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his mercy endures forever.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in princes.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Matthew 7: 21 – 27  Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.  The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house.  But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock.

Am I solid enough to withstand life’s storms?  Where are the weaknesses in my foundation?

Action:  Work to get stronger.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thought for Wednesday November 30


Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
They are more precious than gold,
than a heap of purest gold;
Sweeter also than syrup
or honey from the comb.
Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.


Romans 10: 9 – 18  But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed?  And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard?  And how can they hear without someone to preach?  And how can people preach unless they are sent?


Do I appreciate the Church’s role in preparing and sending people to preach?  Has the Church prepared and sent me to preach – in words or actions?


Action:  Thank or pray for the best preachers you have ever met.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Thought for Tuesday November 29


Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever.
Justice shall flower in his days,
and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
May he rule from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever.

Isaiah 11: 1 – 10  Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;  The calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them.  The cow and the bear shall be neighbors, together their young shall rest; the lion shall eat hay like the ox. The baby shall play by the cobra’s den, and the child lay his hand on the adder’s lair.

Am I a wolf, leopard, lion, bear or cobra or am I the lamb, kid, calf, baby?  Do the strong want to be with the vulnerable?

Action:  Work on being strong in partnership with the weak.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thought for Monday November 28


Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
Because of my relatives and friends
I will say, “Peace be within you!"
Because of the house of the LORD, our God,
I will pray for your good.
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.


Matthew 8: 5 – 11  When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.”

Have I ever been paralyzed – physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally?  What motivates me to keep going when I just want to quit?

Action:  Advent is a new beginning.  Use this time to reset your physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health and increase your resilience to be ready for whatever is coming.