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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Daily Scripture Reading for February 29

Romans 14:13-16

Let us therefore no longer pass judgment on one another, but resolve instead never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another. I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. If your brother or sister is being injured by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. Do not let what you eat cause the ruin of one for whom Christ died. So do not let your good be spoken of as evil.

selected by Heather Eddy

Heather says:
There is a book in the library with the title, “I’m fine with God… It’s Christians I can’t stand”. We wonder why those seekers have, over the course of centuries… stopped seeking Christian believers. Most times… we don’t act like believers. Being a Christian is like being in a zoo or a circus… someone is always watching… staring… contemplating… waiting to see what we do. And whether or not they come to Christ just may depend on the pretty peacock feathers or circus trick (stumbling blocks) we show them.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Daily Scripture Reading for February 28

John 11:35

Jesus began to weep.
selected by Heather Eddy

Heather says:
Jesus wept. He didn’t sniff… get a tightness in the back of his throat… feel bad… give a platitude… pat the back of someone’s hand… tell everyone around him, including himself, that everything would be alright. He WEPT. The words aren’t so specific that I’m qualified to know exactly what was disturbing him so much that he was weeping…there is inference… But whatever it was… if I ever had any doubt that Jesus was just as much a human as I am… I doubt no more.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Daily Scripture Reading for February 27

John 6:35-40

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.”

selected by Heather Eddy

Heather says:
In a day where we feel “that can’t be all there is to the story”, or, “there has to be more”, or “I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop”… can it really be this simple? Yet, it is. If we come, we will never hunger, thirst, be driven away and on the last day will rise again. If only everything else in life could be this simple.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Daily Scripture Reading for February 26

Jeremiah 32:27

See, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?

selected by Heather Eddy

Heather says:
The obvious answer here is… no… nothing is too hard for God. The hard part is believing and understanding that what God DOES… is the right and best thing He could have done for us.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Daily Scripture Reading for February 25

Ephesians 4:26-27

Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil.

selected by Heather Eddy

Heather says:
When I was younger, I could give the silent treatment like a pro. Now that I’m older I keep trying to realize that the silent treatment and angry stretches of time only translate into lost time that is too precious to spend being mad at things that most likely won’t matter in the end. It doesn’t always work for me but this verse at least serves as a jab in my side to snap out of it.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Daily Scripture Reading for February 24

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

selected by Heather Eddy

Heather says:
If I had a dime for each minute I spend either trying to get life to go MY way, or thinking it SHOULD go my way… well… I’d have considerably more coinage than a wishing well. Perhaps one day I’ll finally understand that my ways don’t, nor do they need to, matter. THE way… HIS way… is all there ever need be.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Daily Scripture Reading for February 23

Ruth 1:15-17

So she said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; Where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die— there will I be buried. May the Lord do thus and so to me, and more as well, if even death parts me from you!”

selected by Renda Brinson