Here are some photos of my home office taken several days ago. Still need shelving. Photos of the outside to follow.
Each of us will become what we were meant to be, what we were originally created to be, when our faith taps into the power of God. Do we not therefore want to know how to do this? Is our searching and every effort not thrown into discovering and implementing this? Or has our attention been diverted to superficial changes and short-term solutions?
Church bulletins are full of physical needs. They list the sick and hospitalized. But what if they were full of spiritual needs? What if they listed the hurting in heart, the suffering in spirit, the efforts to save souls? Is it not this that the church of God is supposed to be about?
Human news is almost entirely bad. God’s news takes all the bad and wraps it in the gospel of his goodness.
In today’s devotional, Ed Mathews uses Amos 8.12 as the basis for his devotional.
Much is discovered when we search the word of God. Therein we discover what can be found nowhere else: a thorough equipping “for every good work,” II Timothy 3:16,17. The vitality of our soul depends on faithfully reading the Bible. To neglect it will inevitably result in spiritual starvation. Those who ignore His word and despise His instruction will finally quit hearing from Him, Acts 13:46. His word is given in grace. It is taken away in disgrace, Proverbs 1:24-28.
In God’s word is spiritual life and power to please him and serve others.
What passages did you read yesterday in the Bible? What is your plan for today? Tomorrow? For the next week?
Ed Mathews wrote on 2 Cor 1.4 today:
There are, then, sufferings caused by walking in darkness. And there are sufferings caused by walking in the light. The latter is the subject of this text. God “comforts us in all our troubles” that originate from following Him. What does this mean? How does His grace give us “encouragement” and “hope” in our trials? II Thessalonians 2:16,17.
God is comfort and joy and peace.
Esta é uma boa pergunta? Quem a fez no Novo Testamento não recebeu a vida eterna. Como podemos fazer a pergunta certa e encontrar a boa resposta? Mais ainda, como poderemos garantir o recebimento da vida eterna?
Veremos essas questões hoje às 20h. Venha!
J. Randal Matheny
“Nós amamos porque ele nos amou primeiro” 1 João 4.19.
“Hopelessness and helplessness are not options for Christians who serve a God who will work his purpose for his glory.” —T.S. Ranier, “Church growth and evangelism in Acts”
“… because of how our brains work, if you don’t see yourself doing it, you’ll never see how to do it.”
While you are enjoying God’s good blessings, take seriously your purpose here on earth. Renew it every morning. Review it in the evenings. Cite it out loud as often as possible. Rehearse it in your heart. Do not lose sight of why God put you here. Formulate it in your own words or, even better, in a phrase or verse from Scripture. Find different ways to express it as well. And find people to say it to. Let everyone know. Make it your goal to share it. This is the Lord’s will for you. Your purpose, O Soul? In a word, to glorify God in all you do and to make him known, so that others might glorify him as well.