Not Yet

All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth. (Hebrews 11:13) Read: Ezekiel 24:1 – 26:21, Hebrews 11:1-16, Psalm 110:1-7, Proverbs 27:14 Relate: I had a vision for what…

Just Five Minutes

While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God. (Hebrews 5:7) Read: Ezekiel 7:1 – 9:11, Hebrews 5:1-14, Psalm 105:1-15, Proverbs 26:28 Relate: I think it was my junior year in…

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (It Is Time Now)

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Read: Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22, Corinthians 6:1-13, Psalm 46:1-11, Proverbs 22:15 Relate: All it would take is five dollars a day. I’m 37 years old. If I were to start today by putting five dollars a day every day into an account like an IRA or…

John 3:3-4 (When Life Begins)

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again,[a] you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?” (John 3:3-4) Read: Judges 17:1 – 18:31, John 3:1-21, Psalm 104:1-23, Proverbs 14:20-21 Relate: I…

Enduring Faithfulness

Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens. (Psalm 89:2) Read: Joshua 21:1 – 22:20, Luke 20:1-26, Psalm 89:1-13, Proverbs 13:15-16 Relate: This might come as a bit of a surprise to those who know me now but growing up I was a bit girl crazy. Most guys can remember about…

Put the List Down

But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:41-42) Read:  Deuteronomy 26, Deuteronomy 27, Luke 10:38-42, Luke 11:1-13, Psalms 76:1-12, Proverbs 12:15-17 Relate:…

Dead Branches

I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. (John 15:1-2) Read: Matthew 12:22 – 13:9, Mark 3:20 – 4:20, Luke 8:1-8 Relate: The autumn months seem to bring…

To The Very End

Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. (John 13:1) Read: 1 Chronicles 3:19-24, Ezra 2:1 – 4:5,  Relate: “He loved them to the very…

Out Of Time

Jesus replied, “My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going. Put your trust in the light while there is still time; then you will become children of…