Today’s Meditation (12.8.17)

Isaiah 64:8

Yet, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.

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Being Good to Yourself

There are so many ways that I can be good to myself but the first way is to allow myself to be led by the Holy Spirit. When I do this I have peace, joy, truth and love. I also don’t get myself into situations or thought patterns that are negative.

When I’m at peace, outside enjoying the weather, connecting with other Christians, walking, eating well, meditating on the Word of God, writing, sketching, listening to music and resting I am also being good to myself. 

So today, I invite you to be good to yourself. 

Peace & blessings,

Barbara J Couch, MDiv.

Today’s Meditation (11.27.17)

Jude 1:4 (AMP)

For certain men have crept in stealthily [gaining entrance secretly by a side door]. Their doom was predicted long ago, ungodly (impious, profane) persons who pervert the grace (the spiritual blessing and favor) of our God into lawlessness and wantonness and immorality, and disown and deny our sole Master and Lord, Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Today’s Meditation

James 1:6-7 (AMP)

“Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. 7 For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord,”

Reflection

Early on my spiritual journey with Lord I was a bit fickle when it concerned asking the Lord for something. Would He give me what I wanted? Would He truly answer my prayers? Depending on the situation or how I felt, I would either be certain the Lord would provide or I would have doubt shortly after asking Him. I went back and forth and back and forth.

Now, I’m not like that so much. I have learned over the years about the Lord’s faithfulness. I have experienced the benefits of not doubting. I trust the Lord and know that what I ask for that is His will and purpose for my life has already been done. My asking just released what He had already decreed in my life.

In peace, Barbara J Couch, MDiv.

Today’s Meditation 

We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ,

2 CORINTHIANS 10:5 (AMP)

Reflective Question

What does it mean to bring things or even oneself to the obedience of Christ?

How do you apply this Scripture in your daily life?