Archive for April, 2018

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.”

April 30, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

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

Today’s verse

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 nasb

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

James 1:2-4 NLT
[2] Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. [3] For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. [4] So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

Today’s devotion
Jesus Calling

WHEN SOME BASIC NEED IS LACKING—time, energy, money—consider yourself blessed. Your very lack is an opportunity to latch onto Me in unashamed dependence. When you begin a day with inadequate resources, you must concentrate your efforts on the present moment. This is where you are meant to live—in the present. It is the place where I always await you. Awareness of your inadequacy is a rich blessing, training you to rely wholeheartedly on Me.

The truth is that self-sufficiency is a myth perpetuated by pride and temporary success. Health and wealth can disappear instantly, as can life itself. Rejoice in your insufficiency, knowing that My Power is made perfect in weakness.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
—James 1:2–3

Today’s worship song
Do It Again
Elevation Worship
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/do-it-again/1150732520?i=1150732526

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. I am already convinced I cannot make it without You. Whether just getting ready, or all the moments throughout the day when I cry out. I know I must stay connected to You to make it through it. Praying always that my complete dependence on You and Your presence in me be visible to those seeing me struggle through the moment. For I know You use all things for the good, use me then Jesus. Use me. Amen

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #JesusCalling #2Corinthians12:9

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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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Hear My Heart – What I Would Say To You by Billy Graham
Recently finished…
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God chose you to be the holy people, “You Can’t Take It Or Leave It”

April 29, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

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

Today’s verse

Colossians 3:12-15 NLT
[12] Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. [13] Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. [14] Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. [15] And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

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

Philippians 2:1-2 NLT
[1] Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? [2] Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.

Today’s devotion
“You Can’t Take It Or Leave It”
Life for Leaders Daily Devotion
https://mailchi.mp/depree.org/you-cant-take-it-or-leave-it?e=1bc587c115

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used
to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
Philippians 2:5-8

This is what it means to humble oneself. This is what it means to serve one another. This is what it means to hear someone else’s story and honor it, value it, and treasure it. This is what it means to enter into relationship with another person, another group of people.

Today’s worship song
Come to the Table
Sidewalk Prophets
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/come-to-the-table/1163625741?i=1163625749

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. We need to humbly come to the table with open hearts, minds, eyes and ears. Remembering where we would be and end up if not for You Jesus. We must live and share and walk accordingly. Lord, we all have a long way to go before we have the same mindset as Christ, but I want to try. I want to cast off earthly power and position and popularity in favor of serving you and serving others. I don’t really know where to begin with that, but I am willing. Here I am. Amen.

Parts of today’s prayer from today’s devotion.

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #LifeforLeaders #Philippians2

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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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Hear My Heart – What I Would Say To You by Billy Graham
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Joyfully Building Brave Spaces

April 29, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

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

Today’s verse

Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.
Proverbs 3:13 NLT

Today’s reading
Proverbs 3
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+3&version=NLT

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT

Today’s devotion
Building Brave Spaces
Life for Leaders Daily Devotion
https://mailchi.mp/depree.org/building-brave-spaces?e=1bc587c115

David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:45-47

Brave spaces are transformational.

Brave spaces draw a person out and give them the opportunity to be transformed. Alternatively, safe spaces often make it safe for me to stay the way I am. Brave spaces invite vulnerability, while safe spaces often keep me shielded from growth. David’s brothers and the rest of Saul’s army chose safety when facing Goliath. But God calls us out of hiding and into the light, where we are invited to partner with God in miraculous acts that bring a new way of living. We may not slay actual giants, but bravery can certainly transform our perspective and grow our capacity for love.

Today’s worship song
Do Something
Matthew West
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/do-something/724606487?i=724607188

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. In Your wisdom is the key to understanding that which we don’t understand. So I seek Your will above all. Knowing that it will take me out of my safe space. Lord, I like safety, the peace of feeling connected to You. I like knowing my loved ones are blessed and protected. Help me to know when to choose safety, when to be brave, and when to choose both. Help me to walk by faith. Trusting only in You. Amen.

Parts of today’s prayer from today’s devotion.

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #LifeforLeaders #SafeSpaces #BraveSpaces
#Proverbs3 #Wisdom

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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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What Do You Want?

April 27, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

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

Today’s verse

Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.
Proverbs 9:10 NLT

Today’s reading
Proverbs 9
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+9&version=NLT

Proverbs 9:10— The “foundation [or beginning] of wisdom” is the “fear of the Lord.” And the beginning of wisdom, according to the apostle Paul, often appears foolish to “those who are headed for destruction.” Why? Because “the message of the cross” seems like a message of weakness, when it is actually “the very power of God”( 1 Corinthians 1:18-20 ).

Today’s devotion
What Do You Want?

My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org/what-do-you-want/

Do you seek great things for yourself?
Jeremiah 45:5

Are you seeking great things for yourself, instead of seeking to be a great person? God wants you to be in a much closer relationship with Himself than simply receiving His gifts— He wants you to get to know Him.

Today’s worship song
Fear Is a Liar
Zach Williams
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fear-is-a-liar/1282111719?i=1282112393

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. It can be so complicated and confusing if we try to think about it, or understand it. Yet with the innocence and mind of a child, free from the corruption under the sun, we can begin to find that which we seek. Fear is a liar. And it hides and disguises itself with it’s only purpose to separate us from You, the very thing and only thing we do need to fear. Help me Jesus, grant me that wisdom I need each stay to fulfill Your will, be a light for others and stay connected to You. No more. Amen

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost #Proverbs9:10 #Fear #FearisaLiar #Wisdom

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

How is your walk?

April 26, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

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

Today’s verse

Enoch… walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him. Genesis 5:24 NLT

Today’s reading
Jude1
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jude+1&version=NLT

Jude 1:14-15 NLT
[14] Enoch, who lived in the seventh generation after Adam, prophesied about these people. He said, "Listen! The Lord is coming with countless thousands of his holy ones [15] to execute judgment on the people of the world. He will convict every person of all the ungodly things they have done and for all the insults that ungodly sinners have spoken against him."

REFRAMING JESUS
JUDE 1:3-4—POINTING PEOPLE TOWARD JESUS

“Snakes! Sons of vipers! How will you escape the judgment of hell?” Was that someone cursing the guy who stole his 4×4? Or a drunk yelling at the cops who pick him up? No, it’s Jesus talking to the Pharisees—the respectable religious leaders of his day (Matthew 23:33). We’re so used to images of a nice, kind, freshly shampooed Jesus that we forget he showed anger, too. But he did, about similar issues to what Jude writes about in his letter. Instead of showing people the way to God, the Pharisees ended up driving people away, and that made Jesus mad. Everyone is invited to the party in God’s kingdom—not just the good and the nice. Everyone is welcome—the sad, the mad, people like me, and definitely, definitely people like you.

Today’s devotion
How is my what?
Life for Leaders Daily Devotion
https://mailchi.mp/depree.org/how-is-my-what?e=1bc587c115

The language of walking as a metaphor for the Christian life comes straight from the New Testament. Later in Ephesians, for example, we’ll examine a verse that could be translated literally, “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called” (4:1).

By using the verb “to walk” (peripateo in Greek), Paul refers to a pattern of life, what we might call a lifestyle.

…when we put our faith in Jesus Christ, thus receiving God’s grace through him, not only are we forgiven for our sins, but we are also welcomed into a new way of living. Our salvation is not simply a ticket to heaven in the future. It is also a passport to a new “walk” in this life, a new way of living and being, a new way of relating to God through Jesus Christ.

(…OneWalk)

Today’s worship song
All In
Matthew West
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-in/1256826332?i=1256826453

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior, I’m all in. Thank you for delivering us from walking in our transgressions and sins. Thank you for opening up to us a new way of walking. May our walk be genuine and vital. May we keep away from patterns of sin and selfishness. May we walk with you, in your strength, and for your glory, in all that we do. (…OneWalk) Amen.

Today’s prayer from today’s devotion.

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #LifeforLeaders #HowsYourWalk

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Devotions
My Utmost for His Highest
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Jesus Calling
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Lost Connections by Johann Hari
The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gay Chapman

Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.

April 25, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

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

Today’s verse

Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13 NLT

Today’s reading
Matthew 25
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+25&version=NLT

Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids

Matthew 25:1-13 NLT
[1] “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. [2] Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. [3] The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, [4] but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. [5] When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. [6] “At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!’ [7] “All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. [8] Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’ [9] “But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’ [10] “But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked. [11] Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, ‘Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!’ [12] “But he called back, ‘Believe me, I don’t know you!’ [13] “So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.

Today’s devotion
“Ready in Season”

My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org/ready-in-season/

The proof that our relationship is right with God is that we do our best whether we feel inspired or not.

Today’s worship song
Until the Whole World Hears
Casting Crowns
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/until-the-whole-world-hears/336680396?i=336680731

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior, my source. I come to You each morning to ready myself for the day. Putting on Your full armor; belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, gospel of peace, shield of faith, helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is Your word. This step by step approach assures me of all I know to be true. While giving me something to carry with me throughout the day as a reminder to stay alert and always be ready. For I know if I relax or get to comfortable, what can happen. I must stay ready; ready to do my best, ready to be a witness of Your glory, grace and mercy, and ready to die to myself. Help me be ready Jesus. Amen

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #MyUtmost #Matthew25 #ParableTenBridesmaids

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

YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS

April 24, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

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

Today’s verse

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love . . .
Ephesians 3:16–17

Today’s reading
Matthew 6
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+6&version=NLT

Matthew 6:21 NLT
Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

Today’s devotion
Jesus Calling

YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS. If I am truly your Master, you will desire to please Me above all others. If pleasing people is your goal, you will be enslaved to them. People can be harsh taskmasters when you give them this power over you.

If I am the Master of your life, I will also be your First Love. Your serving Me is rooted and grounded in My vast, unconditional Love for you. The lower you bow down before Me, the higher I lift you up into intimate relationship with Me. The Joy of living in My Presence outshines all other pleasures. I want you to reflect My joyous Light by living in increasing intimacy with Me.

“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”
—Matthew 6:24

“Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.”
—Revelation 2:4

You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
—Psalm 16:11

Today’s worship song
Miracle
Unspoken
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/miracle-radio-version/1283890396?i=1283890829

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior, You Know what’s in my heart, Your know my thoughts and hear my cry’s. Hear my prayer today. Nothing is impossible if I believe, help my unbelief. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

#OneWalk #PrayWithoutCeasing #MyDailyPrayers #Jesus #ILoveYou #IAmSorry #ForgiveMe #ThankYou #JesusCalling #Matthew6 #Matthew6:21

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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/

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My Utmost
Jesus Calling
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Lost Connections by Johann Hari
The Love Languages of Teenagers by Gay Chapman