Yesterday during my 7.5 mile run, I found myself accidentally on the highway. Be careful out there.
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness […]
“The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one. Everything was created through him; nothing—not one thing!— came into being without him. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out.” John 1:1-5
In today’s reading prayer is emphasized. God promises to hear the prayers of the humble and David strongly asks God to be merciful. On the cross, Jesus emotionally asks, what’s going on, under the full weight of crucifixion. July 23 2017 2 Chronicles 6-7 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (7:14) Psalm 38 A psalm of David. A petition. LORD, do not rebuke me in […]
From the beginning of humanity’s relationship with God, it has had something to do with sacrifice. July 22 2017 2 Chronicles 3-5 And King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted. (5:6) Psalm 37 Take delight in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. (37:4) Matthew 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and […]
The Text July 21 2017 2 Chronicles 1-2 Then Solomon spoke to all Israel – to the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, to the judges and to all the leaders in Israel, the heads of families (1:2) Psalm 36 Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. (36:5) Matthew 25 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.” (25:31) Here we see that leaders must communicate effectively to the influencers for which they are responsible. Those that make things happen through […]
But I am an optimist about Britain; and the difference between an optimist and a pessimist is not that the optimist believes the world is wonderful and the pessimist believes it’s beset by challenges; the difference is the pessimist believes we will be defeated by them; the optimist thinks the challenges can be overcome. – Tony Blair
The second time you create that breakthrough …it only takes a few minutes. Because it’s not a breakthrough. Breakthroughs are slow because you don’t know how to do it… Re-creation is fast, because you already know how. The art of the breakthrough is the practice of figuring out all the ways to not do it on your way to an insight. Don’t curse the dead ends and the failures. They’re the key element of the work you’re doing. We find our way by getting lost. Anything other than that is called reading a map.
Dictionary.com defines habit as “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary”. In other words at first you choose your habit consciously and with effort then after sometime the habits doesn’t require the effort of any conscious application from you. No wonder the old sage says that” at first we make our habits then our habits makes us“. You are a product of habits. Ever seen a smoker? At first he chooses to smoke, he decides the kind of cigarette he wants, then when he keeps doing it after a period of time, smoking becomes so […]
John 3:8 “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” NIV Do you know the direction in which the Spirit is leading? That’s the adventure, the mystery, we know the Spirit is leading us, the ultimate destiny is His.
The Top of the Pile – Seth Godin Every busy person has a pile. That’s what makes them busy. And few busy people show up at work eagerly seeking more stuff they can add to the pile. Which means that when you interrupt a busy person with your new project, new offer, emergency, need to know, memo, update, offer or invitation… it’s only going to be acted upon if it’s worth being at the top of the pile. Not worthy for you to put it there. Worthy for the person you’re interrupting to put it there. We need an empathy […]
Most people complain that they don’t have time to exercise. Indeed, lack of time is the most common excuse for not exercising. But the amount of time that people perceive they would lose by exercising is more than made up for during the rest of the day. Running makes you more confident, more creative, more passionate, more energetic. As a result, you actually get more done the rest of the day, not less. – Jason R. Karp