September 20, 2018 Ecclesiastes 10-12; Psalm 94; 1 John 2:12-17

“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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Craving Stuff | Joni Tyner

S~ For the world offers only a craving for a physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions.  These are not from the Father, but are from the world. 1 John 2:16 (NLT)

O~ Craving temporary pleasures, accomplishments and stuff of this world  can be a very slippery slope for believers.

A~ I am pondering how to live in this 2018 world and still keep my heart aligned with the things of God.  I don’t always get this right, but I think the key is to not  prioritize stuff over the things of God.  I think many people say this, but then make choices that reflect differently.  For me, it a constant self-check that I’m not spending too much time on the non-essentials.  I want to balance my time, money and thoughts so that God is given glory. I’ve recently been praying that God would give me eyes and ears and margin to see the world as He does and then use me.  It’s my prayer that when I’m doing something out in the “world” that my heart and actions would reflect humility and love for others and that it would be a bridge to conversations about Jesus.

P~ Dear Lord, please infuse me with a fresh dose of energy to be a vessel for You.   I really do want to give You glory in my day to day living.  Please pursue my heart to keep You always close to my thoughts.  I ask for forgiveness for all the times I’ve obsessed over dumb, stupid, non-essential life stuff.  I pray for humility and a hunger to stay closely connected to You.

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