I left my Bible at church. I walked right out and left it on a chair. I hate it when I do that. It is so simple just to look twice and there is such clarity in the second gaze—and when I get distracted, it so easy to miss something I should have noticed.
I know that looking twice is a safeguard and I would think at this stage of the game, looking twice would come more naturally—and for me, it is still an effort. I’ll have to make a trip back to the church tomorrow to pick it up. I’m just glad it occurred to me that I left it. I called and it will be waiting for me at the front desk. One more time, I’ve been saved from myself. If only I had looked a second time before I left the room.
There is something even more important about the second glance than remembering lost objects. I discovered this when I was reading about Moses several months ago. Since I was telling his basket story in the Pre-conference this year I was reading all about him and came...
Monday mornings are notorious for slow starts. At least they are at my house. This week was no different. Matt and I had an amazing plan to get up early and go to the gym. I set our alarm for 5:00 with no intention of snoozing…for me this is a hard choice I have to make the night before. I love the snooze button.
Morning comes and the alarm begins to blare on my table and I make the first mistake. I hit the snooze. Then I do it again and again and again until it is 6:30 and time to actually get up to wake up the kids. Fail.
This morning however was a little different. I began to have a strange dream in the midst of my snoozing. I felt very heavy in my body and I couldn’t think clearly. In my dream I couldn’t get up, I continued to sleep until it was after 10:00. I didn’t care that the kids had school, It didn’t matter to me that the dog hadn’t been taken out. In my dream...
Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Luke 10:2
Have you ever wondered, “What am I called to do?” Many individuals spend so much time wondering and waiting for God to drop their destiny out of the sky. While we sit around waiting for something to do we are missing out on doing what is right before us to do.
Have you gotten tired from working so hard? Do you ever feel like your labor has no reward? Are you tempted to quit RIGHT NOW? If so, we have an encouraging word for you today.
We love how the Bible makes things so clear. In Matthew 9:38, Jesus does not say that there is a lack of Christians, a lack of need, a lack of projects, a lack of opportunities, a lack of commentators, or a lack of superstars. He tells us that there is simply a lack of laborers.
The harvest is plentiful right where you are....
Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. —Psalm 32:5
The moment you made the decision to begin a personal relationship* with God through His Son, Jesus, He came into your life. Now that you have made the decision of a lifetime, know that God will never back out of His agreement with you.
Jesus will never decide you had more sin than He could die for.
You will never lose your status as His treasure.
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