Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 25 "What Did They Know" Nehemiah 7-8

Dear Ones, Ezra read the Bible to the town from daybreak to noon and they listened attentively. Neh 8:3. What did they know that we don't? 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 24 "What To Do With Those Who Disagree" Nehemiah 4-6

My Dear Children, People will disagree with you all your life.  What to do?  Nehemiah did not answer the fools, he took their inappropriate comments straight to God in prayer.  Nehemiah 4:14.  Let us remember our God.  Our God will fight for us.  He will fight for our families.  God hears those people who have slighted you.  May your good work go on well like this wall that Nehemiah builds.  The people had a mind to work like Luke and Barrett and Britt.  When the insults and gibes happen, may it quicken us to our duty not drive us away.  I am at fault, at sin, for even trying to read the faces of those who slight me.  Let's turn to God and listen to His Words.  

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23 "Flinging Arrows" Nehemiah 1-4

Dear Kids, Prayer must be our first resort, not the last resort.  Nehemiah 1:6-11 - God, "let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night." And Nehemiah confesses his sins, his children's sins, and his community's sins.  God, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant who delights in revering your name. Grant us favor, O God.  Because of Who you are! So many promises we read in your Word.  May they "read" us.  And may we fling them back to You like arrows to heaven.  Have mercy on us all.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 18 "A Greater Power" 2 Chronicles 32-34

Dear Kids, Here is one of the most encouraging verses to me.  "Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” 2 Chron 32:7-8 Am I calling on God to fight my battle today? What do I want changed more than anything? That probably reveals my heart. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 15 "Let It Go" 2 Chronicles 19-24

Dear Ones, 
Life is more than making good choices. 
2 Chron 24:20 You will not prosper if you forsake your God. It is movement from the center of our souls. What must I let go of today?

Friday, May 13, 2016

March 14 "Not Your Battle" 2 Chronicles 18-20

Dear Kids, Here is the wisest way to trust and live.  “First seek the counsel of the Lord.” 2 Chron 18:6. Do not be afraid or discouraged when you face a vast army. For the battle is God's not yours. 2 Chron 20:15

Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 13 "Powerless" 2 Chronicles 13-17

To My Own,2 Chron 14:11 says: Gid helps the powerless against the mighty. Be strong. Your work will be rewarded. Take courage.