Walking through Ecclesiastes

June 22, 2018

Walking with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
I’m so troubled when I hear about someone ending their own life. Whether the celebrity or the bullied child. Something has to be missing. Something has to be wrong. As Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 states ‘even with all his wisdom and wealth, Solomon still feels empty and dissatisfied.

Centuries later, in a letter written by the apostle Paul, we discover the reason for Solomon’s sense of utter futility. All the wisdom of the world can never satisfy the human spirit. Only Jesus can bring peace and a sense of purpose. He is both the power and the wisdom of God. “For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself”
(1 Corinthians 1:18-31).’

Jesus is the answer and He is the cure!

A verse…

The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
John 6:63 NLT

A reading…
Ecclesiastes 2
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+2&version=NLT

Ecclesiastes 2:17-18— Work, Solomon laments, is “meaningless” in the end, because it’s “like chasing the wind.” Jesus later puts an exclamation point on this truth: “Human effort accomplishes nothing.” But, he says, his words “are spirit and life”( John 6:63 ).

A prayer…
O Lord God, Abba Father, Jesus my Savior ‘So many questions
The world is reaching
So many hurting, so many lost
With all this striving
Who can we lean on
Creation’s crying out from the dark
You are the answer to every question
The one solution to every fear
You are our help and where it comes from
You see our sadness

You feel our sorrow
And in our weakness, You make us strong
You hold the weight of
All of our failings
Great is our sin but greater the cross
For every heart that’s breaking

For every soul that’s shaking
For every sickness there’s healing in Your hands
Let every heart awaken
To see it’s You who saves us
You are my hope and the rock on which I stand
You are the answer to every question

The one solution to every fear
You are my help and where it comes from
Jesus, You are the answer
Amen

Today’s prayer is from the lyrics of today’s song The Answer by Jeremy Camp’s.

A song…
The Answer
Jeremy Camp
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-answer/1270971142?i=1270971145

The Cure
Unspoken
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-cure/1125520889?i=1125521145

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Devotions
My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org
Jesus Calling
http://www.jesuscalling.com/app/
Life for Leaders Daily Devotion
https://lifeforleaders.depree.org/devotionals/
Today in the Word
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Audible – current listening to…
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Recently finished…
Heretics by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Just As I Am by Billy Graham ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hear My Heart – What I Would Say To You by Billy Graham⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lost Connections by Johann Hari ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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OneWalk: Daily Direction Video

June 21, 2018

OneWalk: Daily encouragement and resources for OneWalk under the Sun, with the Son

I received this from my son this morning…

Daily Direction

a minute after I posted this, this morning.

Walking with the Wisdom of Ecclesiastes

Walking with the Wisdom of Ecclesiastes

June 21, 2018

Walking with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
Ever since my oldest sister gave me a CD set of her Pastors sermons on Ecclesiastes it’s been one of my favorite books in the Bible. Like all my other favorite books, each time I read them I learn or see something new or different. That’s why when I’m or one of mine is dealing with something or someone that requires divine truth and or wisdom I refer to them. Such is the case know with my son, so I decided to read and study it again as I lift it all up to my Lord God in prayer in the name of Jesus.

A verse…

"Everything is meaningless," says the Teacher, "completely meaningless!"
Ecclesiastes 1:2 NLT

A reading…
Ecclesiastes 1
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+1&version=NLT

Ecclesiastes 1:18— We believe that increasing our knowledge and wisdom will ultimately satisfy us, but Solomon says that it “only increases sorrow.” Later, the apostle Paul, one of the most knowledgeable men on the earth at the time, says: “For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified”( 1 Corinthians 2:2 ).

A prayer…
O God, my Abba Father, Jesus my Savior why? What is it that leads us to sin knowing it only separates us from You. To want to know and experience for ourselves, rather than trust You. To repeat the sins of our fathers, even when we cursed them. Is it all meaninglessness, except for You. Then why? So much I want to understand but don’t and won’t. So I choose trust! To trust in You. To lift up each of mine by name (…) to You. Asking that You bless them, that Your hand be with them to keep them from evil and causing pain; and to know and follow Your will for them. Amen

A song…
Brother
NeedToBreathe
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/brother/794126187?i=794126212

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Devotions
My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org
Jesus Calling
http://www.jesuscalling.com/app/
Life for Leaders Daily Devotion
https://lifeforleaders.depree.org/devotionals/
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Audible – current listening to…
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Recently finished…
Heretics by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Just As I Am by Billy Graham ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hear My Heart – What I Would Say To You by Billy Graham⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lost Connections by Johann Hari ⭐⭐⭐⭐

#WalkingWithJesus #OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #HearMyPrayers #Jesus #Truth #FightingToFocusOnJesus FFJ #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost #JesusCalling #LifeforLeaders #LeadLikeJesus #TodayintheWord

Walking with Empathy

June 20, 2018

Walking with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
Words are so powerful. The wrong words kill and destroy. The right words give life and bring healing. So is knowing when to speak and when to just listen. Let the Holy Spirit guide you on what and when to speak.

A verse…

No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was.
Job 2:13

A devotion …
Silence and Spiritual Walk: The Silence of Empathy
Today in the Word
https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/06—june/devotions/20/

Then the three of them sat silently with him for an entire week (v. 13). This showed a deep empathy for his physical, mental, and spiritual suffering. It also showed respect—Job should be the one to speak first. Perhaps words seemed powerless in the face of what had happened. Perhaps they were afraid of making things worse by speaking (as did indeed happen). If only they had never opened their mouths at all (see Job 13:1–12)!

A prayer…
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, Jesus my Savior I am lost and don’t know what to do but be there. Give me strength and patience to be there wisely. Let the Holy Spirit guide my words and control my emotions and expressions. Let Jesus fill my heart with His love. Let the healing power of Your grace rain down on us today and bring life to our dreams. Amen

A video…
Tyler Perry – Grace of God
https://youtu.be/ln2TyKCa9uM

A song…
Call It Grace
Unspoken
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/call-it-grace/845288782?i=845288793

Links to surround yourself with Jesus:

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Devotions
My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org
Jesus Calling
http://www.jesuscalling.com/app/
Life for Leaders Daily Devotion
https://lifeforleaders.depree.org/devotionals/
Today in the Word
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My K-LOVE
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My Utmost
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Audible – current listening to…
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Recently finished…
Heretics by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Just As I Am by Billy Graham ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hear My Heart – What I Would Say To You by Billy Graham⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lost Connections by Johann Hari ⭐⭐⭐⭐

#WalkingWithJesus #OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #HearMyPrayers #Jesus #Truth #FightingToFocusOnJesus FFJ #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost #JesusCalling #LifeforLeaders #LeadLikeJesus #TodayintheWord

Walking with Jesus

June 19, 2018

Walking with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
Here I am Lord, practicing Your presence in thought, in word, in prayer and in worship. Trusting You for all things. Readying myself to be a point of light.

A verse…

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
Psalm 5:11

A devotion …
Jesus Calling

I AM THE FIRM FOUNDATION on which you can dance and sing and celebrate My Presence. This is My high and holy calling for you; receive it as a precious gift. Glorifying and enjoying Me is a higher priority than maintaining a tidy, structured life. Give up your striving to keep everything under control—an impossible task and a waste of precious energy.

My guidance for each of My children is unique. That’s why listening to Me is so vital for your well-being. Let me prepare you for the day that awaits you and point you in the right direction. I am with you continually, so don’t be intimidated by fear. Though it stalks you, it cannot harm you, as long as you cling to My hand. Keep your eyes on Me, enjoying Peace in My Presence.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus.
—Ephesians 3:20–21

To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
—Jude vv. 24–25

“No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
—Joshua 1:5

A prayer…
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done. On earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us of our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.
Amen 🙏

A song…
O Come to the Alter
Elevation Worship
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/o-come-to-the-altar/1059055043?i=1059055047

Links to surround yourself with Jesus:

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Bible Gateway
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http://www.thewordofpromise.com/

Devotions
My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org
Jesus Calling
http://www.jesuscalling.com/app/
Life for Leaders Daily Devotion
https://lifeforleaders.depree.org/devotionals/
Today in the Word
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My K-LOVE
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My Utmost
Jesus Calling

Audible – current listening to…
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Recently finished…
Heretics by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Just As I Am by Billy Graham ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hear My Heart – What I Would Say To You by Billy Graham⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lost Connections by Johann Hari ⭐⭐⭐⭐

#WalkingWithJesus #OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #HearMyPrayers #Jesus #Truth #FightingToFocusOnJesus FFJ #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost #JesusCalling #LifeforLeaders #LeadLikeJesus #TodayintheWord

I finished listening to Heretics by G.K. Chesterton

June 19, 2018

I finished listening to Heretics by G.K. Chesterton, narrated by Philippe Duquenoy on my Audible app.

Thought provoking… had to listen to after listening to Orthodoxy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Try Audible and get it free: https://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B01EYT9AMQ&source_code=AIPORWS04241590BE

Walking with Resistance

June 19, 2018

Walking with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
Fathers Day weekend has always been a time of contemplation for me. Thinking about what I didn’t have more than what I did have. And what I wasn’t rather than what I could be. Then in 2002 the way I look at Fathers Day and more importantly ‘fathering’ changed. Unitil then the best role models I had as fathers were my big brother Ralph who I love beyond measure and the Dads especially the single Dads I got to spent time with during baseball, football and cheerleading seasons at the Pasadena park. Two books also inspired this change. The first one was the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. Then second was The Heart of a Father by Ken Canfield founder of the National Center for Fathering. This change can be summed up in two words and one thought. The words ‘One Walk’. The thought ‘I would will be my kids dad until the day the Lord God takes me home; and it’s not just about what I do and say, but how I walk all the time, and where I spend my time. Today’s devotion addresses another key components of this change; God’s conviction, my confession and God’s forgiveness.

A verse…

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)

A devotion …
Silence and Spiritual Walk: Resisting Conviction
Today in the Word
https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/06—june/devotions/16/

To be under conviction of sin means God is graciously driving us to do what’s right and what’s good for us.

Why, then, would we act like a stubborn mule (vv. 9–10)? Don’t do what I did, David warns. Only an idiot would refuse to confess and repent! The “woes of the wicked” and the unrepentant are self-inflicted, but if we confess and repent, we can trade inner anguish for being immersed in God’s unfailing love (v. 10).

A prayer…
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, Jesus my Savior let be the proof of Your love, mercy and grace. Amen

A song…
The Proof of Your Love
for King & Country
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-proof-of-your-love-the-monologue-mix/1163089776?i=1163089783

Links to surround yourself with Jesus:

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Jesus Centered Bible
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Bible Gateway
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The Word of Promise Audio Bible
http://www.thewordofpromise.com/

Devotions
My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org
Jesus Calling
http://www.jesuscalling.com/app/
Life for Leaders Daily Devotion
https://lifeforleaders.depree.org/devotionals/
Today in the Word
https://www.todayintheword.org/

Listen Online Radio
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https://www.moodyradio.org/

My Smartphone Apps
Jesus Centered Bible
Bible Gateway
The Word of Promise Audio Bible
My K-LOVE
Moody Radio
My Utmost
Jesus Calling
Audible – current listening to…
Heretics by G. K. Chesterton
Recently finished…
Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Just As I Am by Billy Graham ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hear My Heart – What I Would Say To You by Billy Graham⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lost Connections by Johann Hari ⭐⭐⭐⭐

#WalkingWithJesus #OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #HearMyPrayers #Jesus #Truth #FightingToFocusOnJesus FFJ #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost #JesusCalling #LifeforLeaders #LeadLikeJesus #TodayintheWord