Living Simply— Yet Focused

May 18, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotion, Worship Song and Prayer

Today’s verse

Look at the birds of the air….Consider the lilies of the field…
Matthew 6:26, 28

Today’s reading
John 7
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+7&version=NLT

John 7:16-18 NLT
[16] So Jesus told them, "My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me. [17] Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own. [18] Those who speak for themselves want glory only for themselves, but a person who seeks to honor the one who sent him speaks truth, not lies.

Today’s devotion
Living Simply— Yet Focused

My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org/living-simply%E2%80%94-yet-focused/

Jesus said there is only one way to develop and grow spiritually, and that is through focusing and concentrating on God. In essence, Jesus was saying, “Do not worry about being of use to others; simply believe on Me.” In other words, pay attention to the Source, and out of you “will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38).

Today’s worship song
Where I Belong
Building 429
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/where-i-belong/434933325?i=434933381

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. I know that with You is where I belong, and not with the rulers of this world under the sun. For they seek to be the own god, and are full of lies. Serving only their selfish ambitions at any cost. Distracting us with busyness to separat us from You. But as for my and mine we seek only You. And to serve Your will and purpose. O that You would continue to bless us, that You would enlarge our territory for Your will, that Your hand would be upon us, that You would keep us from evil and from causing pain. Focused on You. Amen

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost #LivingSimply #LivingFocused

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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
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Jesus Centered Bible
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My K-LOVE
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My Utmost
Jesus Calling
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Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray
Recently finished…
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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.

May 17, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotion, Worship Song and Prayer

Today’s verse

It came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.
Luke 24:51

Today’s reading
Luke 24
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+24&version=NLT

Today’s devotion
His Ascension and Our Access

My Utmost for His Highest

https://utmost.org/his-ascension-and-our-access/

We have no experiences in our lives that correspond to the events in our Lord’s life after the transfiguration. From that moment forward His life was altogether substitutionary. Up to the time of the transfiguration, He had exhibited the normal, perfect life of a man. But from the transfiguration forward— Gethsemane, the Cross, the resurrection— everything is unfamiliar to us. His Cross is the door by which every member of the human race can enter into the life of God; by His resurrection He has the right to give eternal life to anyone, and by His ascension our Lord entered heaven, keeping the door open for humanity.

Today’s worship song
Dream Small
Josh Wilson
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dream-small/1352613052?i=1352613064

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. You opened the door and show us the way. Help me be light for others to see, feel and know what I see, feel and know. You are Truth, the way and the light. Help me to dream and live small for Your glory. Amen

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost #Ascension #Truth #TheWay #TheLight

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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
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My Utmost
Jesus Calling
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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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I just need U

May 16, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotion, Worship Song and Prayer

Today’s verse

But Lord, be merciful to us, for we have waited for you. Be our strong arm each day and our salvation in times of trouble.
Isaiah 33:2 NLT

Today’s reading
Philippians 4
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+4&version=NLT

Philippians 4:6-8 NLT
[6] Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. [7] Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. [8] And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Today’s devotion
The Habit of Enjoying Adversity

My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org/the-habit-of-enjoying-adversity/

…that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:10

…it is adversity that makes us exhibit His life in our mortal flesh. Is my life exhibiting the essence of the sweetness of the Son of God, or just the basic irritation of “myself” that I would have apart from Him?

Today’s worship song
I just need U
TobyMac
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-just-need-u/1325932114?i=1325932192

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. I just need U. My source of source. My comfort in times of trouble. My strength when I am weak. My teacher, counselor and guide. Let nothing disconnect or separate me from Your presence. Help me to practice Your presence each and every moment of this day. O that You would continue to bless me and mine, keeping Your hand upon us, from evil and causing any pain. Amen

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost #IjustneedU

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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
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My Utmost
Jesus Calling
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Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray
Recently finished…
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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

…that you may know what is the hope of His calling…

May 15, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotion, Worship Song and Prayer

Today’s verse

…that you may know what is the hope of His calling… Ephesians 1:18

Today’s reading
2 Corinthians 4
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Corinthians+4&version=NLT

2 Corinthians 4:1-4 NLT
[1] Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. [2] We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this. [3] If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. [4] Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

Today’s devotion
The Habit of Rising to the Occasion

My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org/the-habit-of-rising-to-the-occasion/

Remember that you have been saved so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in your body (see 2 Corinthians 4:10). Direct the total energy of your powers so that you may achieve everything your election as a child of God provides; rise every time to whatever occasion may come your way.

Today’s worship song
Soar
Meredith Andrews
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soar/1165635738?i=1165635748

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. Here my cry… lift me up, out and beyond the turbulence of the day as it impacts me and mine, so Your light will shine in and through me for all to see. Amen

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost #Hope

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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
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My Utmost
Jesus Calling
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Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray
Recently finished…
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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

…strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.

May 14, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotion, Worship Song and Prayer

Today’s verse

…strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.
Acts 24:16

Today’s reading
Ephesians 4

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+4&version=NLT

Ephesians 4:2 NLT
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.

Today’s devotion
The Habit of Keeping a Clear Conscience

My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org/the-habit-of-keeping-a-clear-conscience/

Conscience is that ability within me that attaches itself to the highest standard I know, and then continually reminds me of what that standard demands that I do. It is the eye of the soul which looks out either toward God or toward what we regard as the highest standard.

Today’s worship song
Dear Younger Me
MercyMe
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dear-younger-me/1342285053?i=1342285191

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. Today help me to be humble and gentle in my words and actions. To always be patient, making allowance for my faults and the faults of others because of Your love for us. Amen

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost

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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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Jesus Centered Bible
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My K-LOVE
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My Utmost
Jesus Calling
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Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray
Recently finished…
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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Happy Mother’s Day – Your First in Heaven

May 13, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A letter to Mom (Abuelita), Today’s Bible Verse, and Worship Song

Dear Mom

It’s your first Mother’s Day in heaven, and I miss you. As I am sure my brother and sisters will too. While everyone says I was your favorite, I know I was the one, that saw and talked you the least, and probably hurt you the most.

Thanks to Jesus and all your prayers I know just how unconditional your love was, and how quickly and easily you forgave me. So that doesn’t bother me as much as being thought of as your favorite did. Not that I didn’t want as much of your love as I could get. God and you know I needed it, but because of how I felt, it made my brother and sisters feel, in a way less loved. That always hurt me the most. It was the same with Dad.

You see, as much as you loved me unconditionally and I you. I love them unconditionally. Knowing I have hurt and let them down by not being there for them either. So I hope and pray that like with our relationship. The closer I keep getting to my Lord Jesus Christ, the closer we will get, as I feel we got. It’s like we were closer as brother and sister in Jesus Christ, than as mother and son. When I think about it, like I will today often. I know that’s because as mother and son, under the sun. We were limited by our human experiences, and what those experiences had turned us into without Jesus. But as brother and sister in Jesus, we were freed from our human experiences. Seeing each other through His eyes, and with His heart, as He created us to be.

Maybe that’s why if those closest relationships under the sun; mother and child, husband and wife, brother and sister are not in Jesus. There will always be limited by the human experiences of hurt and pain we cause each other. Only in Jesus are we be freed and healed, and can we see each other as He created us to be.

You know, I started my daily prayers blog post again. This time I spend alone with Jesus, helps me feel closer to Him and mine. I feel for those moments with Him, I see the world with His eyes and feel with His heart. As He created it to be.

All my love! Say Hi to Dub, Nana, Abuelita, Abuelito, Titi Evelyn, Fernando, and the rest of the family.

Your Son and Brother in Jesus Christ,
Richard

Today’s verse

Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her. Proverbs 31:28 NLT

Today’s worship song
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone
Chris Tomlin
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/amazing-grace-my-chains-are-gone/715638622?i=715639008

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MothersDay #AmazingGrace

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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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Jesus Centered Bible
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My K-LOVE
Moody Radio
My Utmost
Jesus Calling
Audible – current listening to…
Saving Truth – Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World by Abdu Murray
Recently finished…
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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

May 12, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotion, Worship Song and Prayer

Today’s verse

The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:8 NLT

Today’s reading
2 Peter 1
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+peter+1&version=NLT

2 Peter 1:4-7 NLT
[4] And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. [5] In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, [6] and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, [7] and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.

Today’s devotions
The Habit of Having No Habits
My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org/the-habit-of-having-no-habits/

Is there someplace where you are not at home with God? Then allow God to work through whatever that particular circumstance may be until you increase in Him, adding His qualities. Your life will then become the simple life of a child.

Revolutionary Communicator: Seeking Connection
Life for Leaders Daily Devotion
https://mailchi.mp/depree.org/revolutionary-communicator-seeking-connection?e=1bc587c115

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14a

Throughout the gospels, Jesus connects with people. He touches lepers, dines with outcasts, prays for the unclean, enters Samaritan villages, and cries with the grieving. Jesus, the prophesied Immanuel, made it a leadership habit to come near, enter in, and be present. We continue the ministry of Jesus when we cry with others, listen to their stories, and are simply present. We can carry the presence of Jesus wherever we go.

Today’s worship song
Grace Got You
MercyMe
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/grace-got-you/1204836754?i=1204836878

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. My hope, my truth, my source. My teacher. Teach me, guide me and show me how to better serve You and those You place in my path. You know me, while my days are long and filled with busyness, I know You can help me use each moment and not put off any chance to serve and be a witness of Your power and glory. Help me Jesus! There are so many hurt, lost and searching. Amen

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost #LifeforLeaders #2Peter1:8

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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/

Listen Online Radio
http://www.klove.com/
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…
Just As I Am by Billy Graham
Recently finished…
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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐