Matthew 6:26 – We have these reminders of God’s love and concern for us, all around us. May we pay attention. The Lord is never far away, and the tiniest of creatures call us to remember to praise and thank Him. This is a Wekivaword.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Zechariah 3:4 – There are ordinary days and there are special days. On special days, we often wear party clothes; so that what we wear reflects the reasons we celebrate. God takes our guilt away every day, so every day is worth celebrating. Today, put on a smile, put a spring in your step, greet people so that they are glad to have seen you. In short, look as if you are celebrating, don’t let your dress or demeanor drag the day down. This is a Wekivaword.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I Corinthians 15:58 – Does what you do each day matter? The Bible says it matters. “Your labor is not in vain”. You are making a difference. It may be in what you do, or how you are doing it, or for and with whom the work is shared. God uses every circumstance to make your more like Jesus. This is a Wekivaword.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I Corinthians 6:14 – This is not wishful thinking, this is God’s truth. Jesus has shattered the reign of sin and death. By the Holy Spirit, God is making our life now more and more like the eternal kingdom that is coming into being. Look up and live in hope today. This is a Wekivaword.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Psalm 85:9-10 – We are advised to set aside our fears, because God’s salvation is at hand. Not somewhere far away, not some distant day. But here and now. Let God’s steadfast love and faithfulness be the central reality of how you live today. This is a Wekivaword.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Romans 14:13 – Here is another clear indication that it is not our job to pass judgment. We do not live where the other person lives; we do not know what it is like to be that person. Our job is to present the truth of Christ to them, in order for the redeeming work of Jesus to make a difference in their lives. This is a Wekivaword.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Zechariah 7:9 – Have you been harsh in your judgment of others? The Bible encourages you to do things differently. True judgments have about them a measure of kindness and mercy. Today, readjust your thinking as well as what you say and do, to be in keeping with what God is telling you. This is a Wekivaword.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Psalm 145 – Sometimes we mistakenly believe that God’s goodness is somehow limited to a particular group or specific people. In this psalm we hear that God has compassion for all of His creation. If you have concerns about any part of the world, pray with this in mind, that God loves that part of the world. This is a Wekivaword.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I Peter 3:15: Make your defense. How? From your heart: “Here is what Jesus has done for me.” In your own words. Then, if more questions arise, remember what you say every Sunday in the Apostle’s Creed. With those two, together, you cannot go astray. This is a Wekivaword.