Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bear fruits that befit repentance.
                 Luke 3. 8
(How differently do I approach
this situation,
this difficulty,
this relationship,
this favor,
because I am a believer?
A forgiven soul
        takes a different route.)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

And coming up at that very hour...

                         Luke 2. 38

(And that is what 
responding to the LORD looks like,
not if we only knew,
       but if we only trusted Him.
God's timing is always perfect,
            more perfect than we think,
His purposes far more profound 
     than we can grasp.
Imagine that).

Friday, March 16, 2018

And in that region 
there were shepherds 
   keeping watch 
over their flock by night.

                  Luke 2. 8

(The faithful 
are strategically positioned 
as the most unlikely candidates 
     in unexpected places
to be witnesses of His glory
and bring 
       the name of Jesus there.
Even you.
Even in this.)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

And they were saying to one another,
"Who will roll away
the stone for us
     from the door of the tomb?"
And looking up,
they saw that 
      the stone was rolled back
--it was very large.

                     Mark 16. 4

(But not too big for God.
What is your big rock?
Respond to the LORD's leading.
It is not that a door will suddenly open
     or a barrier moved.
      Not that God needs to show up,
      but us.
             He is already there.
Where God guides,
God provides the impossible).

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

...for He who is mighty
     has done great things for me,
and holy is His name.

                      Luke 1. 49

(And that is only what
       we can see.
God fulfills His purposes,
           God redeems,
beyond what we can comprehend.
He who is mighty,
          even in this).

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 make ready for the Lord
         a people prepared.

                    Luke 1. 17

(Every relationship 
     is a divine appointment 
to point others to Him.
God is using you strategically,
     His love and grace in you,
even here,
even in this.
Encounters are never random,
         only profoundly eternal
   and intricately designed by Him).

Monday, March 12, 2018

...and behold 
the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi
had sprouted
       and put forth buds,
and produced blossoms,
and it bore ripe almonds.

                   Numbers 17. 8

(God's anointing,
God's appointing,
and the astonishing fruit He brings with it.
That's what obedience looks like.
You've seen nothing yet
    in what only God can do.)