Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)

Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)
From September 26 to November 10, 2017, my husband, daughter and I will be on a ministry trip in Australia and New Zealand. The places we will be visiting are shown on the map above - along with the dates in which we'll be in these places (and what we'll be doing while there). Please keep this ministry trip and all of us in your prayers! Blogs will appear daily throughout this time, as I have written them and scheduled them in advance. I welcome your comments - and enjoy them! Just know I will not have Internet access for much of this time. So, I will look forward to reading your responses upon my return. Thank you for your understanding! And please keep reading to complete the "Reading the Bible in a Year" challenge and blessing! I am very grateful to Claire for her faithful blog comments (please everyone - join her in sharing each day as a discussion blesses everyone so much more!) And I am thankful that Claire has graciously agreed to add a bit more into her daily comments during my time of absence. Please direct special comments or questions which require immediate responses to her (on this blog). Blessings as you continue your journey through God's Word this year!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - March 1, 2017

Today's Reading:

Matthew 8:14-34

Leviticus 1-2

Proverbs 19

Listen to the Bible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thoughts and Commentary on Today's Reading:

Matthew chapter 8 is an amazing record of what our Saviour was like. He cleansed the lepers, and they were made whole. He healed the sick and raised them up, even without actually coming to their bedsides (like the centurion's servant). He preached the Gospel and thousands came to hear and were touched by the Truth. He spoke to a storm - and it was instantly calmed. He cast out demons - and the demon-possessed were transformed into evangelists. If I was to describe Christ in two words, it would be "Spiritual Potency".

Can you imagine what planet earth would be like if Christ walked here with that level of Spiritual Potency - today?  Actually, we aren't supposed to just try to imagine it. We are - by His Grace - supposed to live it. Spiritual potency wasn't only supposed to characterize Yahshua. He is our Example in all things - and our Source of Empowerment. All followers of Christ are to have His kind of Spiritual Potency, in Him:
John 14:12-14  "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in My Name, I will do it." 
So what's wrong with our picture? Why don't we have Spiritual Potency, in Christ? Consider the following video and be encouraged. You have a part to play in gaining the Spiritual Potency that God Wills for each of His children to manifest:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZrEJu2XVv0