The OC Daily Minute (Page 54)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 54)

September 15, 2015

Habakkuk 2-3 And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. Here, we see the Lord told Habakkuk to write down the vision so it could be seen plainly. Even though…

September 14, 2015

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Let this verse sink in a minute. I know you have probably heard it before, but seriously give it some legitimate thought. Most of our thoughts are littered with statements more like this: Should I have done things differently? Did I…

September 11, 2015

Philippians 4: 14-20 14 Yet it was kind of you to share[c] my trouble. 15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit…

September 10, 2015

2 Corinthians 9:7  Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. At times in my life, God has used me in spite of my reluctance.  Even at times, I’ve done things under manipulation, or a guilt trip even, and He’s still used me.  I must admit, though, that when I cheerfully offer Him what I have, He,…

September 9, 2015

II Thessalonians 3:10 “For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” So, now that we have a plan mapped out, let’s take a minute and pray for God to give us opportunities to earn the money to work that plan and even faster than we anticipated.  Maybe you have heard me brag on my daddy some if you have…

September 8, 2015

Proverbs 21:5 “The plan of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” So….now we are all at least thinking about the way we are currently using or being used by money.  Let’s take this scripture to heart and see if it doesn’t help us not only head the right direction but keep us headed that way.  Make a…

September 7, 2015

Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Wouldn’t you think the verse would read more like this: “you cannot serve both God and the Devil”? It’s so interesting to me that Jesus is so specific here in making sure we…

September 4, 2015

John 9: 24So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.” 25He then answered, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” “It feels weird”, have you ever said or thought this trying to bring someone to Origins or Jesus?  I am an extrovert…

September 3, 2015

Romans 10: 14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” “My life is my witness” is another feeling…

September 2, 2015

Ephesians 4: 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, “Evangelism (Bringing) is not one of my spiritual gifts” is another feeling that rises up in most of us.  It is true, as we see in this text, that some believers have been given the gift to be “evangelists”.  However, a spiritual gift is really just a specialization in…

September 1, 2015

Luke 12:  12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” We hear a message like Sunday on Loving People = Bringing People and then follow that up with yesterday’s daily minute and most of us nod our heads in agreement, but leave with more of a feeling of I’d like to…. but I’m not so sure I’m ever going to be a big bringer.  So…

August 31, 2015

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” All things considered, the thought of how powerful the Holy Spirit is can blow your mind.  Omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, those words can get us all geeked up for sure.  My mind can race…