The OC Daily Minute (Page 54)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 54)

June 11, 2015

Hebrews 10:19-2219 Therefore, brothers,[a] since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean…

June 10, 2015

‘Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess his name’ [Hebrews 13:15]. Connected to the concept of sacrifice is the concept of praise as sacrifice, and here, even in the Old Testament, the boundary between priest and people is removed. ‘I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your…

June 9, 2015

Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers,[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.[b] Do not be conformed to this world,[c] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.[d]…

June 8, 2015

‘May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.’ Psalm 141:2 Priests were basically the professionals who went to God on the behalf of the followers; one of their responsibilities was that they offered incense offerings to the Lord. These were very costly offerings only the priests were allowed to offer, and…

June 5, 2015

PSALM 103:3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 5 who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Forgives Heals, Redeems, Loves, and Renews!  Everyone of us right now is dealing with something where we could use a one of these…

June 4, 2015

Psalm 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, Some things are good to forget.  Bad relationships, bad decisions, a bad play or season. However, some things we can’t afford to forget.  The benefits of knowing Jesus would be in the latter category.  Our current circumstances can so easily give us temporary memory loss.  God’s past…

June 3, 2015

Psalm 103:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! What do you give your all to?  I know I feel at times like I give my all to my children’s sports, education, and school activities.  Marriage feels like it requires my all also for sure, especially once I matured enough to realize that my own happiness wasn’t the most important…

June 2, 2015

Luke 19:37 As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him,…

The OC Daily Minute – June 1, 2015

Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! The word “let” gives the implication that praise is bottled up, if we would just focus our hearts Godward it would be natural for our breath to explode with praise.  “Let” means you have to give your breath permission to head the direction it wants to go.  Just as a parent has the authority and…