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!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - March 5, 2017

Today's Reading:

Matthew 10:26-42

Leviticus 9-10

Proverbs 23

Listen to the Bible








Thoughts and Commentary on Today's Reading:

From our reading today, I would like to focus on Matthew 10:29-31, which says:
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows."

One of the biggest challenges for people today is accepting the reality of God's love for them. And one of the biggest reasons people struggle with accepting the love of God is the moments of tragedy and deep suffering that they pass through in this life.

What about you? Have you gone through big trouble in your life? Has it ever been huge trouble that was faith shaking? Has darkness ever covered your life so fully that you have felt you were facing a "Mount Everest" of hurt or despair? If so, I believe this video by Louie Giglio will be a blessing in your life. 

Yes, we will have trouble in this world. But there is reason to "take heart" in God. He really does love you! You are more precious to Him than many sparrows!