Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 11 "Pretend We Never Knew" Luke 22-23

My Dear Children,

Peter pretended that he knew nothing about Jesus.  "Man, I don't know what you are even talking about?" Luke 22:60 And a rooster crowed.  We do it.  All the time.  Leave Him out of our affairs.  May we shun the pretention and distance ourselves from what causes us to doubt and stumble.  Lord, Have Mercy!

Monday, October 10, 2016

October 10 "Come Early to Him to Hear" Luke 20-21

Dear Ones,

"All the people came early in the morning to Him in the temple to hear Him." Luke 21:38  What happened to our country?  Why don't people go early every day to Him?  Their first thoughts? Their first hopes of the day?  Their first plans of hope?  Their first moves?  Their first words?  Their first reach for help?  Their first intake?  Their first person?  Why don't I?  Praying for us all to come early.

October 9 "Cry Out All Day and Night" Luke 18-19

Dear Ones,

When God comes,
will He find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8
Just like the widow who bothered the judge incessantly,
God will avenge his chosen ones,
who are crying out to Him all day and night.
Somehow, in my heart, this is it, for me.
Cry out day and night.  I need Him so.
God will avenge quickly.
Cry out from sun to moon to sun rise again.

October 8 "What/Who is Your Master?" Luke 16-17

Dear Kids,

What masters your day?
What rules your heart?
What lords over your thoughts?

"No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one,
and love the other,
or else, he will hold to one, and despise the other."  Luke 16:13

Let nothing rule your Heart but Him.

October 7 "Put On Your Blinders" Luke 13-15

Dear Sons,

The son who squandered his inheritance came home to be treated like the slaves his father kept going well.  The prodigal asked for little in the end but was granted all.  And the elder brother ... well, he could not see the justice here.  Their dad replied,"Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours." Luke 15:31.  Put your blinders on and don't turn back. Run your own Race.  

October 6 "One Thing is Necessary" Luke 10-12

Dear Children,

Are you troubled about what is happening in your lives?
Martha was "troubled about many things."
But One Thing is needed.  Luke 10:42
Mary chose the good part.
It will not be taken away from her.
Choose the good part.
But this life is about more than making good choices.
Find the One Thing necessary to your life.

October 5 "5 Loaves & 2 Fish" Luke 9-10

Dear Family,

If I could interpret what God has done in my life, it is this.
5 Loaves and 2 Fish.  Luke 9:16
There is no way on earth, I would be where I am today.
But for 5 loaves and 2 Fish.
He took the loaves and fish, looked up to the sky,
blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples.
And they set the sustenance before the multitude of 5,000 men.
And they were all filled.
My God has filled me up.
Not people.
Not parades.
Not plans.
Not particulars.
Not preachers.
No, my God has filled me up.