The Life-Giver and the Light-Bearer

Nov 30, 2023

Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, before I read or comment on God’s word, I pray that He prepares my heart to receive his guidance and ask that He uses me as his vessel to comment on His word. If you want to leave comments or feedback, you can email jp0870584@gmail.com. I will have Jesus more actively influence each thought, word, and action in my life by seeking Him 24/7/365. God bless you.

The scripture is from John 1:1-4: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him. Without him, nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

The devotion is titled The Life-Giver and the Light-Bearer by Pastor Ken. Pastor Ken starts with today’s verse. He says that today’s verse expresses the truth about Jesus with two basic words: life and light. Jesus is the Life-Giver. The word “Life” refers to eternal life.  This is something you could never get on your own. Earthly death cannot take this gift from you. The gift of eternal life is ours from God through Jesus. Jesus is the Light-Bearer, the name of the long-awaited Messiah. Jesus is God in the flesh.

Jesus also gives you something more than you deserve. He gives you abundant life which is filled with unmerited grace and blessings (John 10:10).

Today is yours, a day given to you by God to enjoy the hope of eternal life, abundantly illuminated by Jesus.

Reflections, Questions, and Challenges for Us: What changes must you make to put your full trust in Jesus as your Life-Giver and follow Him as your Light-Bearer?

Here is my response, yours may be different: I already put my full trust in Jesus as my Life-Giver and to follow Hin as my Light-Bearer.

A Personal Prayer for us: Heavenly Lord, thank you for the material blessings you provide to us every day. Please help us remember these things are Yours. Help us to honor You in the way we care for them. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Inspirations (2023/30/11) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible The Life-Giver and the Light-Bearer by Pastor Ken.

Sharing His Treasures

Nov 29, 2023

Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, before I read or comment on God’s word, I pray that He prepares my heart to receive his guidance and ask that He uses me as his vessel to comment on His word. If you want to leave comments or feedback, you can email jp0870584@gmail.com. All my accomplishments, money, and material possessions I own and enjoy come from God. God bless you.

The scripture is from Deuteronomy 8:18: “But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is today.”

The devotion is titled Sharing His Treasures by Darla Noble. The author introduced this lesson by talking about a simple man, Pete. By the time he was sixteen, he figured out how to graft fruit trees together to make a different kind of apple. People complimented him and his wife on the produce they raised in their garden, the flower beds around the front lawn and the small orchard of Pete’s one-of-kind tress. He would say that this was just my gift from the Good Lord, His way of sharing His treasures with him. To sum up, everything on earth belongs to the Lord. He is the master and ruler of the universe. He shares His treasures and extends to us the privilege and honor of caring for them and enjoying the pleasure they can bring, because He loves us. Be a good borrower and take care of the things God trusts you to manage for Him so you can receive the blessings He wants to give you for a job well done.

Reflections, Questions, and Challenges for Us: What has God loaned to you that you that you are not sharing back with Him? What will you do to change that?

Here is my response, yours may be different: One thing God has loaned to me is my material wealth. I plan to seek God’s guidance to help me get our finances in order so I can share back to Him what is truly His.

A Personal Prayer for us: Heavenly Lord, thank you for the material blessings you provide to us every day. Please help us remember these things are Yours. Help us to honor You in the way we care for them. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Inspirations (2023/29/11) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible Sharing His Treasures by Darla Noble.

Live Your Life as Jusus Did

Nov 28, 2023

Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, before I read or comment on God’s word, I pray that He prepares my heart to receive his guidance and ask that He uses me as his vessel to comment on His word. If you want to leave comments or feedback, you can email jp0870584@gmail.com. I believe I can lay down my life for others by putting others needs before my own. God bless you.

The scripture is from 1 John 3:16: “By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”

The devotion is titled Live Your Life as Jesus Did by Pastor Ken and Joyverse. The authors want us to take a moment to stop and think of the Jusus’ unfathomable love for us when He died on the cross for us. The only reason He endured the humiliation, pain, misery, and horror was because He loved us more than anything. Jesus didn’t want to live for eternity without us. Even if you were the only sinner on the planet, Jesus would have suffered and died just to save you. The more we understand the magnitude of His sacrifice, the more we will be inspired to have a personal and intimate relationship with Him. As our relationship grows and matures, we will begin to think and act like Jesus. We will be willing to give up our own life plans so others will have a chance to know Jesus the way we do. In conclusion, live life the way Jesus did, for our heavenly Father and for others.

Reflections, Questions, and Challenges for Us: How can we develop a more Christ-like character so others will see Jesus’ reflection in us?

Here is my response, yours may be different: I will continue to put others needs before my own.

A Personal Prayer for us: Dear God, thank You for showing us how we should live through Jesus Christ. Please guide our lives so we can reflect His character in all we do and say. Give us the courage and faith to dedicate our lives to others because we know Jesus is our life and resurrection. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Inspirations (2023/28/11) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible Live Your Life as Jesus Did by Pastor Ken and Joyverse.

Live Your Life as Jesus Did

Nov 28, 2023

Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, before I read or comment on God’s word, I pray that He prepares my heart to receive his guidance and ask that He uses me as his vessel to comment on His word. If you want to leave comments or feedback, you can email jp0870584@gmail.com. I believe I can lay down my life for others by putting others needs before my own. God bless you.

The scripture is from 1 John 3:16: “By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”

The devotion is titled Live Your Life as Jesus Did by Pastor Ken and Joyverse. The authors wants us to to take a moment to stop and think of the Jusus’ unfathomable love for us when He died on the cross for us. The only reason He endured the humiliation, pain, misery, and horror was because He loved us more than anything. Jesus didn’t want to live for eternity without us. Even if you were the only sinner on the planet, Jesus would have suffered and died just to save you. The more we understand the magnitude of His sacrifice, the more we will be inspired to have a personal and intimate relationship with Hom. As our relationship grows and matures, we will begin to think and act like Jesus. We will be willing to give up our own life plans so others will have a chance to know Jesus the way we do. In conclusion, live life the way Jesus did, for our heavenly Father and for others.

Reflections, Questions, and Challenges for Us: How can we develop a mor Christ-like character so others will see Jesus’ reflection in us?

Here is my response, yours may be different: I will continue to put others needs before my own.

A Personal Prayer for us: Dear God, thank You for showing us how we should live through Jesus Christ. Please guide our lives so we can reflect His character in all we do and say. Give us the courage and faith to dedicate our lives to others because we know Jesus is our life and resurrection. In Jesus’ mane we pray, Amen.

Inspirations (2023/28/11) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible Live Your Life as Jesus Did by Pastor Ken and Joyverse.

Spiritual Cardiologists

Nov 27, 2023

Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, before I read or comment on God’s word, I pray that He prepares my heart to receive his guidance and ask that He uses me as his vessel to comment on His word. If you want to leave comments or feedback, you can email jp0870584@gmail.com. I taste the Lord and see that He is good all the time. God bless you.

The scripture is from Psalm 34:8-9: “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. Oh fear the Lord, you his holy ones, for there is no lack with those who fear Him.”

The devotion is titled Spiritual Cardiologists by Heather Tietz. Heather starts with an analogy about what defines good eating. Most of the world, including her, defines good eating as well-prepared meat. She goes on to talk about a health issue that came up with her husband. A cardiologist told them that the only way to guarantee his heart health was to drop all animal food from his diet. He encouraged us to taste and see how good a vegan diet can be. Of course, since we wanted my husband to live a long and healthy life, we followed the cardiologist’s instructions. She goes says that it takes a fearful or devastating life changing event to find our need for God. She concluded that we are like spiritual cardiologists. We can encourage those who are suffering alone that God is good. We (as Christians) know that if they give Him a taste, through a local Bible study, a prayer meeting, visiting a church, opening a Bible or just call on Him, they will not be disappointed. To sum it up, God is good. The instant His children turn to Him, their hearts will began healing.

Reflections, Questions, and Challenges for Us: Who do you know needs a spiritual cardiologist? Can you write a prayer for them today?

Here is my response, yours may be different: There are the homeless, addicts, sinners, etc. that need a spiritual cardiologist. Heavenly Father, I lift up to You all the above mentioned. I pray that they find their way to You, the Master Cardiologist to heal their spiritual hearts. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

A Personal Prayer for us: Dear God, You alone are good. No matter what happens to us on this earth, You are our true refuge. You provide everything we need, both here and forevermore. We love You with all our hearts; it is wholly Yours. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Inspirations (2023/27/11) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible Spiritual Cardiologists by Heather Tietz.