Day 40: The End of the Beginning

“It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about […]

Day 39: House of Prayer

“these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations                                                                                     (Isaiah 56:3) In this passage God prophesied that Jews and Gentiles would find joy in the house of prayer […]

Day 38: Come To Me

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.” John 5:39-40 What a marvelous time we are living in…there is call going out loud and clear to come to […]

Day 37: Unveiled Faces Transformed

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18 I’ve read this passage many times, but recently I was arrested by the phrase, “contemplate the Lord’s glory.” It reminded me of […]

Day 36: You are Clean

John 13:6-8 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” The saviour bent down to serve, and Peter stops him.He calls him Lord, and yet he cannot accept his gesture of service. His cultural imprint […]

Day 35: Who is the leader?

Jeremiah 29:11 – ““ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” My mentor, who is a missionary, taught me about serving God from his previous experiences. More specifically, he didn’t want me to make the same mistakes […]

Day 34: May They Be One

May They be One, Just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You: Performance or Sensitivity, Relationship, Unity? John 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me Acts 17:28 For in Him we live and move and have our being I recently spent time at Ellel for […]

Day 33: Love is like…

Most of my life I have perceived love to be like a rubber band. I knew there to be a generous amount of flexibility and stretch in it, but love would always have a breaking point when pulled to the limit. I grew up watching my family navigate complications and relationships within our blended family […]

Day 32: I Have Better Things to do…

I can get caught in the compare-game.  God and I have been working on this for a while.  It can seem quiet and then bam! I’m there again, comparing myself/my situation to somebody else’s.  I’ve caught myself comparing homes, finances, vacations, churches, friends, struggles and even our children – to name just a few. I’ve […]

Day 31: Time to Get Close

Time to Get Close I invite you to take a moment to read this passage: “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed […]