Posts from July 2023

Posts from July 2023

To God be the Glory – Rooted in Love | Day 5

Day 5: To God be the Glory Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 (KJV) Reflection: These verses remind us of God’s omnipotence and His willingness to work powerfully within us. Not only does He answer our prayers, but He does exceedingly abundantly…

Filled with the Fullness of God – Rooted in Love | Day 4

Day 4: Filled with the Fullness of God …that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:18-19b (KJV) Reflection: The Apostle Paul prays for us to be filled with the very essence of God. It’s a profound truth that our finite beings can contain the infinite God. His love fills us to overflowing, completing us and drawing us closer to His divine nature. Illustration: Picture a sponge submerged in water. As it soaks up the water,…

Knowing the Unknowable – Rooted in Love | Day 3

Day 3: Knowing the Unknowable May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge… Ephesians 3:18-19a (KJV) Reflection: Paul desires for believers to comprehend the vast dimensions of Christ’s love, a love that surpasses all human understanding. It’s a seemingly paradoxical request to know the unknowable. Yet, as we seek Him, Christ reveals glimpses of His immeasurable love, deepening our relationship…

Rooted and Grounded in Love – Rooted in Love | Day 2

Day 2: Rooted and Grounded in Love That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love. Ephesians 3:17  (KJV) Reflection: Paul highlights the necessity of being rooted and grounded in love, for it is from this love that our faith springs forth. This isn’t a shallow love but a profound, nourishing love that Christ offers, allowing us to have Him dwell in our hearts. As we allow ourselves to be deeply rooted…

Strengthened with Divine Might – Rooted in Love | Day 1

Day 1: Strengthened with Divine Might That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. Ephesians 3:16  (KJV) Reflection: Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians reflects a longing for believers to be empowered not by their strength but by the Spirit of God. This divine might is critical in navigating the trials and temptibilities of life. It’s this spiritual fortitude, drawn from the inexhaustible well of…

Passing Through Unharmed – Stepping Stones of Faith | Day 5

Day 5: Passing Through Unharmed And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan. Joshua 3:17  (KJV) Reflection: God fulfilled His promise to the Israelites, allowing them to cross the Jordan on dry ground. God’s promises are always fulfilled – He is reliable, unchanging, and unfailing. As we…

The Assurance of Faith – Stepping Stones of Faith | Day 4

Day 4: The Assurance of Faith Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1  (KJV) Reflection: Faith is more than just believing in God; it’s trusting in His promises and His character, even when the circumstances are bleak. It’s the assurance that what we hope for will come to pass, even when we can’t see it. Just as the priests in Joshua 3, our faith assures us that when we step…

A Leap of Faith – Stepping Stones of Faith | Day 3

Day 3: A Leap of Faith And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap. Joshua 3:13  (KJV) Reflection: The priests didn’t wait for the waters to part…

Holiness – Stepping Stones of Faith | Day 2

Day 2: Holiness Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1 Peter 1:16  (KJV) Reflection: This verse is an invitation and a command from God, calling us to reflect His purity. Our pursuit of holiness isn’t just an act of obedience but an imitation of God’s nature. When we choose holiness, we choose God, and we create space for Him to reveal His wonders. Illustration: Imagine a mirror reflecting the light of the sun. The cleaner…

Prepare and Sanctify – Stepping Stones of Faith | Day 1

Day 1: Prepare and Sanctify And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you. Joshua 3:5  (KJV) Reflection: As Joshua’s people prepared for a miracle, we, too, are called to sanctify ourselves – to purify and set ourselves apart for God’s use. This act isn’t just about cleanliness, but a spiritual readiness and willingness to receive the Lord’s blessings. As we cleanse our hearts, let’s create a dwelling place for God’s…

Standing Firm in Life’s Storms – A Study in Stability | Day 5

Day 5: Standing Firm in Life’s Storms And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. Matthew 7:25  (KJV) Reflection: No life is free from storms, but what matters is our foundation when those storms hit. If we’ve built our life on the Rock of Christ’s teachings, we can withstand any tempest. It’s the assurance of stability even in the midst…

The Deception of the World’s Ways – A Study in Stability | Day 4

Day 4: The Deception of the World’s Ways There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12  (KJV) Reflection: The world offers many paths that may seem attractive, even right. But these ways, disconnected from God’s truth, only lead to spiritual death. This is why it’s so important to align our lives with God’s Word, not the transient trends of the world. Illustration: A hiker might see a…
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