October 15, 2012 – Reach out

He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” Mark 4:40 (ESV) To whom did Jesus address this comment? a. To His disciples b. The demoniac c. Jairus  d. Woman with the issue of blood   The correct answer is “a” His disciples. Does that surprise you? That among the cast of characters, His disciples would … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 – Behold!

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.(Luke 1:31 ESV) We are in the New Testament, finally. Jesus is coming! I’m excited, how about you? Okay on to today’s reading. We see Gabriel on two trips – one to Zechariah, a priest and one to … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 – Lay it down

Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. (Daniel 10:12 ESV)   I couldn’t write this verse fast enough. It spoke to my heart so … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 – Shine on

The Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the temple. (Ezekiel 43:5 ESV)   The glory of God filled the temple. Wow, what a picture. As I thought about what to share, my mind went back to the lessons I learned in Nancy Missler’s The … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 – Finding No One

And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.(Ezekiel 22:30 ESV) That has to be one of the saddest verses in the bible. In the days of Abraham, God gracefully granted … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 – Go!

And each went straight forward. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, without turning as they went. (Ezekiel 1:12 ESV)     Ezekiel’s ministry began as a captive in Babylon. He was taken during the second captivity along with King Jehoiachin. Ezekiel encouraged his fellow captives to settle down because they will be there awhile ~ … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 – Wait, write and listen

And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. (Habakkuk 2:2-3 ESV) The Book of Habakkuk starts off with a … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 – Nothing but the TRUTH

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD.(Jeremiah 23:1 ESV)   I heard one the other day – you know, the shepherd upon whom Jeremiah pronounced the woe. He spoke at a funeral of a relative.    A faction of my family belongs to a fairly new church denomination. … Continue reading