Daily Archives: March 28, 2018
“There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42 (NLT) The heart of this ministry is to inspire a love for God’s Word and encourage the discipline of daily Bible reading and SOAP journaling. These are a few of our SOAP notes from today’s reading. We encourage you to read and journal on your own first, then join us in conversation about what God revealed to YOU today. Click HERE to go directly to the daily reading if you wish.
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Perspective | Kim Chipman
S~ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Deuteronomy 6:5-6 (NIV)
O~ From the beginning Your priority has been our hearts. You want us to love You, not just perform for You. You want this for our good – so all will go well – not just to deprive us of fun or pleasure but because it is truly best for us.
A~ I love Deuteronomy 6, the whole chapter really. It reminds me what is truly priority. Love You with all my heart and keep that in the front of my mind. When I do it will naturally be what I talk about during day to day life. It will flow into my decisions, my words, my thoughts, my attitudes. You want this for my own good. It is the best plan for my life.
P~ Thank You for this reminder today. Sometimes life gets overwhelming. Your best plan is really not that complicated. Simple, just not easy. I love You!
I can’t see the big picture | guest post
S~ They honored us in many ways and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies we needed. Acts 28:10 (NIV)
O~ This is what happened after the shipwreck that Paul was on. They were headed to Rome, but had to stay on the island of Malta because of bad traveling weather. Before the ship even left the first port, Paul warned the captain that something bad would happen. The captain didn’t listen to Paul and eventually the ship was lost.
A~ I’m able to see this whole story from a bird’s eye view. A lot of great things happened because the captain didn’t listen to Paul. The islanders probably heard the gospel, the ship crew heard Paul preach the gospel, many on the island were healed, and relationships were made.
I’m sure Paul was frustrated in the moment that the captain didn’t hear what was going to happen on this journey to Rome. Since Paul was a prisoner, he wasn’t in a place of deciding to get on the ship or not, he had to be on the ship, so he had to trust God with his life.
It’s the same for me and my frustrations in my life. These minor, but exhausting daily frustrations that I seem to be able to do nothing about. Even though life events may be frustrating now, God is doing some work and making this season of life pretty beautiful.
P~ Father, thank You for Your Word! I love You!
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