Archive for June, 2018

Walking with the end in mind

June 30, 2018

Walking through Ecclesiastes with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
Death awaits us all, only God knows how and when our time under the sun will come to an end. So we should always walk with love; be quick to forgive and count every blessing. All we can do, hope and pray for as Paul says is to ‘fight a good fight, to finished the race, and keep the faith’ with our eyes focused on Jesus.

A verse…

I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race, and
I have remained faithful.
2 Timothy 4:7 NLT

A reading…
Ecclesiastes 9
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+9&version=NLT

Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 NLT
[11] I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.
[12] People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy.

A prayer…
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, Jesus my Savior. Give me wisdom for today, likening my heart to Yours, with eyes of faith, thankful for every blessing. Praying without ceasing for each of mine, asking that You bless them, lay Your hand upon them, keeping them from evil and pain. Amen

A song…
The Breakup Song
Francesca Battistelli
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-breakup-song/1387194501?i=1387194502

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
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Today in the Word
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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 the wicked

June 29, 2018

Walking through Ecclesiastes with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
How wonderful to be wise, to analyze and interpret things. Would it?

Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ is the powerful gift one can have. Unshakable, trust will strengthen ones faith, creates hope and fills ones heart with love.

A verse…

Indeed, how can people avoid what they don’t know is going to happen?
Ecclesiastes 8:7 NLT

A reading…
Ecclesiastes 8
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+8&version=NLT

Ecclesiastes 8:14,16-17 NLT
[14] And this is not all that is meaningless in our world. In this life, good people are often treated as though they were wicked, and wicked people are often treated as though they were good. This is so meaningless!

[16] In my search for wisdom and in my observation of people’s burdens here on earth, I discovered that there is ceaseless activity, day and night. [17] I realized that no one can discover everything God is doing under the sun. Not even the wisest people discover everything, no matter what they claim.

A prayer…
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. I trust in Your Word , and work hard to exercise my faith. So it will be strong and give me hope in times of trouble and despair. Always seeking to liken my heart to Yours. Help me. Let me know You are with mine, for I worry for them more the for me. As meaningless as it may seem at times. I want them to know You, trust You, seek You first; as I fight to do. Amen

A song…
Hard Love
NEEDTOBREATHE
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hard-love-feat-lauren-daigle/1198257606?i=1198258538

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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
https://www.todayintheword.org/

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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 the path of redemption

June 28, 2018

Walking through Ecclesiastes with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
Solomon ends Ecclesiastes 7 saying…
“But I did find this: God created people to be virtuous, but they have each turned to follow their own downward path."

A verse…

Control your temper,
for anger labels you a fool.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 NLT

A reading…
Ecclesiastes 7
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+7&version=NLT

Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins.
Ecclesiastes 7:20

Solomon tells us there is no one on earth who “never sins,” and Paul affirms this reality when he says, “Everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Our hope, he says, is that we are “made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ”( Romans 3:22-24 ).

A prayer…
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord, my Savior. We disappoint You by constantly choosing to follow our way, rather than Yours. Reacting without turning to You first. You created us in Your Image. To be virtuous. Why then are we so weak, self-centered and deviant. We can never be like You, so why do we think we can. It is only through Your reckless love and the blood of Jesus Christ that we be saved from ourselves. I love you, I am sorry, forgive me, thank You. Amen

A song…
Reckless Love
Cory Asbury
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reckless-love/1320253615?i=1320253941

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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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

Walking in Contentment

June 27, 2018

Walking through Ecclesiastes with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
‘Dream small
Don’t buy the lie you’ve gotta do it all
Just let Jesus use you where you are
One day at a time
Live well
Loving God and others as yourself’

Are the lyrics from today’s song, Dream Small.

A verse…

Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless-like chasing the wind.
Ecclesiastes 6:9 NLT

A reading…
Ecclesiastes 6
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+6&version=NLT

Ecclesiastes 6:9— Dreaming about things we don’t have is “like chasing the wind”— and Jesus tells us not to worry about what we’re going to eat or drink or wear, but to “seek the Kingdom of God above all else”( Matthew 6:25-34 ).

A prayer…
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. You are the truth, the answer to all are dreams. Help us to stay in the moment with You. To look to You to light our steps. One step at a time, one moment at a time, one day at a time. Content in Your presence. Amen

A song…
Dream Small
Josh Wilson
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dream-small/1352613052?i=1352613064

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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
https://www.todayintheword.org/

Listen Online Radio
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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…
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 Doubt

June 26, 2018

Walking with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
We all have doubts; how we handle them is what’s important. Jesus wants us to take all of our doubts to Him. So here I am Lord.

A verse…

Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool.
Ecclesiastes 5:3 NLT

A reading…
Ecclesiastes 5
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=ecclesiastes+5&version=NLT

REFRAMING JESUS
ECCLESIASTES 5:16-17
GOING TO JESUS WITH OUR DOUBTS

Ecclesiastes is full of raw uncertainty. Solomon is simply expressing feelings that—if we’re honest—many of us deal with in life. Is there really any meaning in life? What’s the point of any of this? Sadly, church and Christian friendships can feel like unsafe arenas to voice these doubts. We often don’t feel we can be real about the questions we’ve got and the confusion we feel, because followers of Jesus are “supposed” to have it all together, all the time. But Jesus shows us something different: He wants us to come to him with our doubts. In John 20:24-29, Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, refuses to believe in Jesus’ resurrection without evidence, because the experience of his life tells him that the impossibly good must be impossible. But Jesus allows him to feel the holes in his hands and feet, and believe. Jesus embraces us even with all of our real human uncertainty.

Reframing Jesus are commentaries provided in the Jesus Centered Bible, see below.

A prayer…
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Savior there are days I feel more lost and uncertain than others. Take my hand. Help me to rest in Your presence, and know that You are my Lord and Savior. Amen

A song…
Masterpiece
Danny Gokey
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/masterpiece/1174317441?i=1174318362

Links to surround yourself with Jesus:

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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…
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 others

June 25, 2018

Walking with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
To get the most out of every relationship under the sun, it must include the Son. Make Jesus your constant companion.

A verse…

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NLT

A reading…
Ecclesiastes 4
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+4&version=NLT

Ecclesiastes 4:6-8 NLT
The Advantages of Companionship
I observed yet another example of something meaningless under the sun. This is the case of a man who is all alone, without a child or a brother, yet who works hard to gain as much wealth as he can. But then he asks himself, “Who am I working for? Why am I giving up so much pleasure now?” It is all so meaningless and depressing…

A prayer…
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, Jesus my Savior thank You for everyone You’ve placed in my life. For all the moments which become memories. And for blessings You have given us. Amen

A song…
Counting Every Blessing
Rend Collective
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/counting-every-blessing/1301694161?i=1301694594

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
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…
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 through time in Ecclesiastes

June 23, 2018

Walking with Jesus…

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

A thought…
Time, the most valuable gift we can give, and have. Yet we so often give such little thought about just how and with who we spend it. Oh and how much of it we waste worrying about things we will never change. And chasing things we will never find under the sun. Thinking about what we want to be, without knowing who we are. Only in the Son can we find our daily bread and begin to understand what God planted in our hearts.

A verse…

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT

A reading…
Ecclesiastes 3
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+3&version=NLT

A Time for Everything
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven…
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NLT

The Injustices of Life
I also noticed that under the sun there is evil in the courtroom. Yes, even the courts of law are corrupt! I said to myself, “In due season God will judge everyone, both good and bad, for all their deeds.”
Ecclesiastes 3:16-17 NLT

A prayer…
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. Only in You! Can we find and fulfill what we are meant to be and do. Know peace without understanding. That is my prayer today. That all of mine and those that read this today, will stop and think about what they really know about You. And how well they know You. That they will want to get to know You, and know You more and more above all. To spend time with You, to walk with You. To learn from You. Amen

A song…
That Was Then, This Is Now
Josh Wilson
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/that-was-then-this-is-now/1015751762?i=1015751827

Links to surround yourself with Jesus:

Follow my Facebook page @OneWalk for more daily encouragement and resources for OneWalk under the Sun, with the Son
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Jesus Centered Bible
https://www.mylifetree.com/jesus-centered-bible/
Bible Gateway
https://www.biblegateway.com/
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
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…
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