“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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“Come” | Nikki Metzger
S~ The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the Water of Life. Revelation 22:17 (NLT)
O~ Everyone is invited to this party! Everyone who is weary, tired, hungry, searching, thirsty, confused, or overwhelmed….there is more!! Jesus opens up relationship with Him to anyone who wants it!
A~ The Holy Spirit is always encouraging with “Come.” The bride, which represents the church, God’s people, says, “Come.” Anyone who hears this says, “Come.”
God, do my conversations, my actions, my non-verbals to others say, “Come.”?
P~ Lord, please help me with my “Come.” to others. Especially those difficult people in my life! We both know who they are. Show me how “Come” can be the first and only thing from me to others, because You are ALL that matters in this life or the next! A HOLY-NESS that I don’t get. I lift the church up to You, show us what to do to be a place that says, “Come!” Holy Spirit, guide the church, guide us, guide me…..prepare us all for a holy unfurling and drawing people to You!
Water for Today and Tomorrow | Tara Wiley
S~ The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and the let one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. Revelation 22:17 (NIV)
O/A~ Our Scripture readings of the end times and future heaven sometimes seem so removed from the dusty, difficult reality of today.
But these scenes are no less real. They will come. Though I cannot understand the full implications of all that is promised in Ezekiel and Revelation, in Revelation 22:17 I hear Jesus echoed:
“Everyone who drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14
This is a promise for today AND for the future.
P~ Lord, the stresses of today are wearing me down, and I feel dusty-thirsty. I have within me a spring of water, welling up to eternal life, for I am Your child. Spring up within me, God, and fill me to overflowing with the fruit of Your Spirit. Sink into the dry cracks of my spirit and make me flourish today, even in the hard places.
You? Yes, you. Come. | Kim Chipman
S~ The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life. Revelation 22:17 (NLT)
O~ Revelation is sometimes difficult for me to understand. What I do hear loud and clear is the message of hope that this life is not the end, God is in control, and heaven is going to be *awesome*! This is a beautiful reminder to me…that He is for ANYONE. Anyone who is thirsty. The guy that shot people yesterday? Yes. Mother Theresa? Yes. And everyone in between. Even me! But we must make the choice to come and drink.
A~ I do not deserve the water of life. I struggle with prideful, judgmental, selfish thoughts. I am sinful. Sin-FULL. I must not for one moment think that because my sin looks different than another’s sin that I am any better or more deserving of Your life and Your love. You invite anyone who is thirsty to come. I must, in my thoughts and in my attitudes and in my words, remember this and bear Your witness to a thirsty world that is eating sand in an effort to quench their seemingly insatiable thirst.
P~ I love you Jesus. Please shine through my yucky darkness so others see your beautiful light through me. Help me to see others the way You see them, with love and not judgement, and use me to guide them to Your refreshing water….in spite of myself (You can push me out of Your way if you need to). I love you.
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