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!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - January 14, 2017

Today's Reading:

Luke 12:1-31

Genesis 21

Psalm 14

 

 
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Thoughts and Commentary on today's reading:

Luke 12 is a powerful chapter on the subject of trusting in God. We are told that if our Heavenly Father clothes and provides for the lilies of the field and the sparrows in the trees that He will certainly provide for us. Yet, we don't seem to naturally rest in Him with trust. We seem to find it natural to worry when things don't seem to be going according to plan.

In Luke 12, we are asked if worrying about it will change our height. Certainly, we know that it won't. Worry doesn't fix our situation. It doesn't meet our need or address the crisis. Worry doesn't accomplish even one positive thing. But worry does accomplish something negative. Worry cancels out faith.

So, for today, I want to take a moment to encourage you to trust in God. Pray about your needs and issues. And repeat this process every time the issue comes to mind. But don't pick it up out of God's Hands by worrying about it. Pray and let it go. Trust in God. He is worthy of your trust.

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