Reading for Saturday: Psalm 102, 108, 33 Ex. 2:23-3:15 1 Cor. 13:1-13 Mark 9:14-29 Reading for Sunday: Psalm 118, 145 Ex. 3:16-4:12 Rom. 12:1-12 John 8:46-59 Thoughts from Mark 9:
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. (Eph. 6:18)
It’s not about money. It’s about fruit.
See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. — Rev. 3:8, NIV
Romans 8:18 (Common English Bible) I believe that the present suffering is nothing compared to the coming glory that is going to be revealed to us.
There are those moments in time where we may wonder, “Does God see us? Is he paying attention?” Maybe it’s more like, “What in the world is he doing?”
This summer has been an increase of pressure in my life. Most certainly know this, and this summer has been one of those time periods for me. Add to that all the craziness in our world and what we have is a toxic mixture of anxiety.
I love the Gospel of Mark. He’s in such a hurry. In four short verses we get the baptism of Jesus AND the 40 days in the wilderness. Here is a lesson I was meditating on this morning in prayer.
Listening to this message earlier this week, I was so deeply convicted by the Spirit and this word propelled my time away in prayer.