Today’s Meditation (3.28.18)

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens– wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught.

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Today’s Meditation (2.24.18)

Mark 8:27-30 (AMP)

Then Jesus and His disciples went out to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They answered Him, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.” 29 And He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter replied to Him, “You [in contrast to the others] are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed).” 30 Then Jesus strictly warned them not to tell anyone about Him.

Today’s Meditation (2.17.18)

Matthew 9:13 (AMP)

Go and learn what this [Scripture] means: ‘I desire compassion [for those in distress], and not [animal] sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call [to repentance] the [self-proclaimed] righteous [who see no need to change], but sinners [those who recognize their sin and actively seek forgiveness].”

Cast Your Cares

1 Peter 5:7 (AMP)

Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].

Reflection

I like the Amplified Version of the Bible because it goes deeper into the meaning of what the Word is saying. In the above verse I’m reminded to cast my cares or anxieties and worries “once and for all”.

I have to admit early on my spiritual journey with Jesus I would cast my care only to take them back minutes later. Over time I learned the value of having peace of mind and heart by giving any worries, anxiety or concerns to Jesus and not taking them back.

Thank You Lord for being here for me even today. My peace and calm comes from You.

Blessings & Peace,

Barbara J Couch, MDiv.

Today’s Meditation (2.7.18)

Mark 3:7-12 (AMP)

Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and a large crowd from Galilee followed Him; and also people from Judea, 8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and [from the region] beyond the Jordan, and around Tyre and Sidon; a vast number of people came to Him because they were hearing about all [the things] that He was doing. 9 And He told His disciples to have a small boat stand ready for Him because of the many people, so that they would not crowd Him; 10 for He had healed many, and as a result all who had diseases pressed around Him to touch Him. 11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they fell down before Him and screamed out, “You are the Son of God!” 12 Jesus sternly warned them [again and again] not to tell who He was.