Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thought for Friday November 17


The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day pours out the word to day,
and night to night imparts knowledge.
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.

Wisdom 13: 1 – 9   All men were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God, and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing him who is, and from studying the works did not discern the artisan;

Do I know people who see everything God created and still aren’t smart enough to really appreciate him?   How different would my life be if I were ignorant of God?

Action:  Be wise – don’t do anything stupid this weekend.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thought for Thursday November 16


Your word is forever, O Lord.
Let my soul live to praise you,
and may your ordinances help me.
Your word is forever, O Lord.

Wisdom 7:22 – 8: 1  In Wisdom is a spirit intelligent, holy, unique, manifold, subtle, agile, clear, unstained, certain, not baneful, loving the good, keen, unhampered, beneficent, kindly, firm, secure, tranquil, all-powerful, all-seeing, and pervading all spirits, though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle. For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion, and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity.

Who do I know that exhibits this kind of wisdom?  Do I accept that I have this gift of Wisdom and am I willing to accept the responsibility to use it?

Action:  Remember to ask Mother Mary to come to you speaking words of wisdom; she will be there in your hour of darkness standing right in front of you.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thought for Wednesday November 15


The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
 

Luke 17: 11 – 19  And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.


How often do I say “Thank You” to people who have helped me?  Do I sometimes take help for granted?


Action:  Think back in your life and pick out something someone did for you that has had a great impact on your life, especially if you didn’t notice at the time; contact the person who helped you and thank him or her; if you can’t do that – pay it forward.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Thought for Tuesday November 14


I will bless the Lord at all times.
I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the LORD;
the lowly will hear me and be glad.
I will bless the Lord at all times.


Wisdom 2: 23 – 3:9  But the souls of the just are in the hand of God,  and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace.


Does my faith in God’s love and promise of his peace inspire love and charity in me?  Do my acts of love and charity sustain my faith in God’s love?


Action: Let your faith inspire charity and your charity keep your faith.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thought for Monday November 13


Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
if I settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
Even there your hand shall guide me,
and your right hand hold me fast.
Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
 

Wisdom 1: 1 – 7  Love justice, you who judge the earth; think of the Lord in goodness, and seek him in integrity of heart;  For perverse counsels separate a man from God, and his power, put to the proof, rebukes the foolhardy; Because into a soul that plots evil, wisdom enters not, nor dwells she in a body under debt of sin.

Does sin make us stupid?  What is separating me from God?

Action:  Pay off some of your “debt of sin” – examine your conscience, repent, confess, make amends, seek indulgences, offer an act of contrition…

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thought for Thursday November 9


The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!
There is a stream whose runlets gladden the city of God,
the holy dwelling of the Most High.
God is in its midst; it shall not be disturbed;
God will help it at the break of dawn.
The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!

 
John 2: 13 – 22  Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they came to believe the Scripture and the word Jesus had spoken.


Does this mean the disciples didn’t believe Jesus or the scriptures until after the resurrection?  When did I come to believe Jesus and the scripture?


Action:  Make a point this week of acting like somebody other people will believe.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thought for Wednesday November 8


The Lord is my light and my salvation.
One thing I ask of the LORD;
this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
and contemplate his temple.
The Lord is my light and my salvation.

 
Luke 14: 25 – 43  Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion?


Have I calculated the cost of carrying my cross with Jesus?  Do I have what it takes to complete the job?


Action:  Reallocate some of your time, money, talent, or energy  to something you know you need to do but have been putting off – visiting someone, going to the doctor, quitting smoking, learning a new skill, volunteering, praying, exercising, getting married, changing jobs, dealing with a problem …

Monday, November 6, 2017

Thought for Tuesday November 7


In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.
Nay rather, I have stilled and quieted
my soul like a weaned child.
Like a weaned child on its mother's lap,
so is my soul within me.
In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.

 
Romans 12: 5 – 16  Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them: if prophecy, in proportion to the faith; if ministry, in ministering; if one is a teacher, in teaching; if one exhorts, in exhortation; if one contributes, in generosity; if one is over others, with diligence; if one does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.


What grace has been given to me?  Who do I know that exercises his gifts really well?

Action:  Invest time improving your ability to exercise your gifts – take a class, read a book, etc.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thought for Monday November 6


In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.
O LORD, my heart is not proud,
nor are my eyes haughty;
I busy not myself with great things,
nor with things too sublime for me.
In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.


Romans 11: 29 – 36  Brothers and sisters:  The gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.

Do I sometimes see my gifts as a burden because of the duty I have to exercise them?   Is there a responsibility I would really like to have taken from me?

Action:   Reach out to support someone who seems to be struggling with his gifts or call.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thought for Friday November 3


Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.
He has granted peace in your borders;
with the best of wheat he fills you.
He sends forth his command to the earth;
swiftly runs his word!
Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.

Luke 14: 1 – 6  On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. In front of him there was a man suffering from dropsy.

How often do I eat with people who are suffering?  Who invites me to eat when things aren’t going well?

Action:  Start thinking about your plans for the upcoming holiday season.  Consider spending part of your time serving those who are  suffering instead of just the usual insufferable relatives. [Just kidding folks]

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thought for Thursday November 2


The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.


Wisdom 3: 1 – 9  The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.  They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction.  But they are in peace.


Is there anyone I know who has died that I worry about, i.e. maybe they didn’t quite make it?  How often do I pray for the dead?


Action:  Pray for the dead.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thought for Wednesday November 1


Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
The LORD's are the earth and its fullness;
the world and those who dwell in it.
For he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.
Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.


Revelations 7: 2 – 4,9 – 14  Then one of the elders spoke up and said to me, "Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?" I said to him, "My lord, you are the one who knows."  He said to me, "These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb."


Do the examples of the saints who have “survived the time of great distress” inspire me?  What would I have to change in my life to qualify for beatification?


Action:  Make sainthood your goal (just don’t plan to be martyred).

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thought for Tuesday October 31


The Lord has done marvels for us.
Although they go forth weeping,
carrying the seed to be sown,
They shall come back rejoicing,
carrying their sheaves.
The Lord has done marvels for us.


Romans 8: 18 – 25  We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, we also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies…. But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance.


What am I hoping for?   What am I tired of waiting for? 


Action:  Keep hoping. Keep waiting. Endure.  In the meantime, celebrate the good that has and is happening in your life.

 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Thought for Monday October 30


Behave like God as his very dear children.
Blessed the man who follows not
the counsel of the wicked
Nor walks in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the company of the insolent,
But delights in the law of the LORD
and meditates on his law day and night.
Behave like God as his very dear children.
 

Luke 13: 10 – 17  He laid his hands on her, and she at once stood up straight and glorified God.


Am I ready to be suddenly cured of some affliction (physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, societal)?  What would I do differently in my life if I were cured?


Action:  Don’t let your afflictions prevent you from doing what you can do.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Thought for Thursday October 26


Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
He is like a tree
planted near running water,
That yields its fruit in due season,
and whose leaves never fade.
Whatever he does, prospers.
Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
 
Romans 6: 19 – 23  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 
Do I worry much about the effects of the sins I commit?  Have a usually had good experiences in Confession?
 
Action:  Repent, confess and do your best to avoid sinning.
 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Thought for Wednesday October 25


You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.
God indeed is my savior;
I am confident and unafraid.
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
and he has been my savior.
With joy you will draw water
at the fountain of salvation.
You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.

Luke 12: 39 – 48  Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.

What has been entrusted to me, what is demanded of me?  Would I ever be tempted to give up some of my gifts if I could escape some responsibility?

Action:  Do what is expected of you and remind yourself that others are doing the same.  You are not alone.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Thought for Tuesday October 24


The Lord speaks of peace to his people.
Kindness and truth shall meet;
justice and peace shall kiss.
Truth shall spring out of the earth,
and justice shall look down from heaven.
The Lord speaks of peace to his people.

 
Luke 12: 35  - 38  Jesus said to his disciples:  “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.”


What am I ready for?  What could I do immediately for God?


Action:  Get ready – God may want something from you tomorrow.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Thought for Monday October 23


Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people.
This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people.


Luke 12: 13 – 21  Then he said to the crowd, "Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one's life does not consist of possessions."… 'You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?' Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God."


Am I greedy – about time, money, energy?  Do I plan more for financial obligations (retirement, mortgage, insurance, taxes) or my spiritual/ faith development?

Action:  Make a plan to store up something that will last.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thought for Friday October 20


Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
Exult, you just, in the LORD;
praise from the upright is fitting.
Give thanks to the LORD on the harp;
with the ten‑stringed lyre chant his praises.
Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Luke 12: 1 – 7  Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.

Have I ever made the mistake of whispering something that never should have been said at all?  What am I willing to proclaim from the housetops?

Action:   The next time you are tempted to whisper something, ask yourself if it is something that really should be proclaimed or left unsaid.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thought for Thursday October 19


With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.
I trust in the LORD;
my soul trusts in his word.
My soul waits for the LORD
more than sentinels wait for the dawn.
With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.


Luke 11: 47 – 54   When Jesus left, the scribes and Pharisees began to act with hostility toward him and to interrogate him about many things, for they were plotting to catch him at something he might say.


Do I ever wonder if people talk about me after I leave the room?  Do I sometimes hope that maybe they do keep talking about something they seemed to disagree with?


Action:  Next time you are left in the room, do your best to keep the conversation productive. Not destructive.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thought for Wednesday October 18


Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
and speak of your might.
Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.


Luke 10: 1 – 9  He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”

Am I doing my part?  What sustains me in the work that I do?


Action:  Get out there and harvest something.

Thought for Tuesday October 17


The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day pours out the word to day,
and night to night imparts knowledge.
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.

Luke 11: 37 – 41  After Jesus had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat. The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.


Do I ever let others’ table manners distract me from interacting with them as persons?  Am I a good guest?

Action:  Invite someone who is lonely to dinner, or lunch, or coffee, or somewhere else.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Thought for Monday October 16


The Lord has made known his salvation.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
break into song; sing praise.
The Lord has made known his salvation.


Luke 11: 29 – 32  At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here.

How far will I go to seek wisdom?  Who is the wisest person I know?

Action:  The next time someone asks you for advice, consider whether you have the gift of wisdom for that topic and give your advice accordingly.

 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Thought for Friday October 13


The Lord will judge the world with justice.
I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart;
I will declare all your wondrous deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, Most High.
The Lord will judge the world with justice.
 
 
Luke 11: 15 - 26  "When an unclean spirit goes out of someone, it roams through arid regions searching for rest but, finding none, it says, 'I shall return to my home from which I came.'  But upon returning, it finds it swept clean and put in order.  Then it goes and brings back seven other spirits more wicked than itself who move in and dwell there, and the last condition of that man is worse than the first."
 
Do I believe I can conquer my sins and weaknesses without God’s help?  Have I seen people fail again and again to conquer their unclean spirits?
 
Action:  Have some good, clean fun this weekend.
 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thought for Thursday October 12


Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people.
He has raised up for us a mighty savior,
born of the house of his servant David.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people.

 

Luke 11: 5 – 13  Jesus said to his disciples: “Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread…”
 

Do you have a friend you could do this to?  Is Jesus this kind of a friend for you?
 

Action:  Donate three loaves of bread to a local soup kitchen, food bank, shelter or family in need.

 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Thought for Monday October 9


You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the LORD;
My prayer reached you
in your holy temple.
You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
 
 
Jonah 1: 1 - 2: 11  Then they said to one another, "Come, let us cast lots to find out on whose account we have met with this misfortune." So they cast lots, and thus singled out Jonah. "Tell us," they said, "what is your business? Where do you come from?  What is your country, and to what people do you belong?" Jonah answered them, "I am a Hebrew, I worship the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land."
 
What is my business; who are my people?  Is worshipping God part of who I am, or is it just something I do?
 
Action:  Be faithful to God and to yourself – everything else will fall into place.
 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thought for Friday October 6


Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
if I settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
Even there your hand shall guide me,
and your right hand hold me fast.
Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.


Luke 10: 13 – 16  Jesus said, “Whoever listens to you listens to me.”


Do I want that responsibility?  Am I conscious of this responsibility when I speak?


Action:  Watch your mouth – if you wouldn’t say it in the Sistine Chapel, you shouldn’t say it anywhere.

 

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Thought for Thursday October 5


The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple.
The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.

Luke 10: 1 – 12  Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you, for the laborer deserves his payment.

Do I deserve my payment?  When I work (at a job, around the house, volunteer, etc) am I conscientious about doing a good job?

Action:  Be worth your wage today.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thought for Wednesday October 4


Let my prayer come before you, Lord.
Daily I call upon you, O LORD;
to you I stretch out my hands.
Will you work wonders for the dead?
Will the shades arise to give you thanks?
Let my prayer come before you, Lord.

Luke 9: 57- 62  Jesus answered him, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God.”

What is more important, what I have done or what I will do?  Which do I spend more time thinking about?

Action:  Make a plan for fixing something in your community.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Thought for Tuesday October 3


Let my prayer come before you, Lord.
O LORD, my God, by day I cry out;
at night I clamor in your presence.
Let my prayer come before you;
incline your ear to my call for help.
Let my prayer come before you, Lord.

 
Luke 9: 51 – 56  When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him.

Have I ever been resolutely determined to do anything?   If I knew my time was imminent, what would I focus on doing?

Action:  Resolutely determine to do something that needs to be done.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thought for Monday October 2


The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory.
The children of your servants shall abide,
and their posterity shall continue in your presence.
That the name of the LORD may be declared in Zion;
and his praise, in Jerusalem,
When the peoples gather together,
and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory.

Matthew 18: 1-5, 10  "See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.”

Who are my guardian angels?  Whom do I watch over?

Action:  Be there for someone no one else is helping.

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thought for Friday September 29


In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord.
Because of your kindness and your truth;
for you have made great above all things
your name and your promise.
When I called, you answered me;
you built up strength within me.
In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord.

John 1: 47 – 51  Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.”

What would Jesus say about me?  What would I want him to say?

Action:  Work on closing the gap between the two questions above. 



 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thought for Thursday September 28


The Lord takes delight in his people.
Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy upon their couches;
Let the high praises of God be in their throats.
This is the glory of all his faithful. Alleluia.
The Lord takes delight in his people.

 
Haggai 1: 1- 8  Now thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways! You have sown much, but have brought in little; you have eaten, but have not been satisfied; You have drunk, but have not been exhilarated; have clothed yourselves, but not been warmed; And whoever earned wages earned them for a bag with holes in it.

Do I sometimes notice a little futility in my life?  Do I put too much time, effort, or energy into things that just are not worth it?

Action:  Consider your ways!  Identify one thing in your life that really isn’t worth your time?

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Thought for Wednesday September 27


Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet.
From every evil way I withhold my feet,
that I may keep your words.
Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet.

Luke 9: 1 – 6  Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

Who do I believe now has this power and this responsibility?  Do I have any responsibility to battle demons, heal the sick or proclaim the Kingdom of God.

Action:  Exercise whatever power you have to make someone else’s life better.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Thought for Tuesday September 26


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 – it’s that easy.


 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Thought for Monday September 25


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:  Be the bright spot in someone’s day.

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thought for Thursday September 21


Their message goes out through all the earth.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day pours out the word to day,
and night to night imparts knowledge.
Their message goes out through all the earth.


Ephesians 4: 1 - 13  Brothers and sisters: I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace: one Body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
 

Am I doing any of this well?  How important is one Lord, one faith, one faith, one God to me?

Action:  Pick one thing from this passage – humility, gentleness, patience, bearing others with love, striving for unity, peacefulness – and focus on getting better at it.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thought for Wednesday September 20


How great are the works of the Lord!
I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart
in the company and assembly of the just.
Great are the works of the LORD,
exquisite in all their delights.
How great are the works of the Lord!

Luke 7: 31 – 35  For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine, and you said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’

Do I often find fault with the messengers of the Gospel?  Is it easier to reject the message if I can reject the messengers?

Action:  Be the kind of person people want to believe – honest, loving, helpful, moral

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thought for Tuesday September 19


I will walk with blameless heart.
My eyes are upon the faithful of the land,
that they may dwell with me.
He who walks in the way of integrity
shall be in my service.
I will walk with blameless heart.


Luke 7: 11 – 17 He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”  The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.

What would I do if Jesus raised me from the dead?  Would I go back to doing what I had always done?

Action:  Do something this week that you have never done before – go skydiving, read a different book, go to something at a church, eat different food, plan a trip, tell someone you love him/her – and rise to new possibilities in your  life.