The OC Daily Minute (Page 2)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 2)

October 3, 2018

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” This is the question so many people have. It’s the question that leads people to drugs, alcohol, addiction, and so much more. We’ve got a longing for something more, we know there has to be, and yet so few people know the truth.   This is why it is vital for us to share our…

October 2, 2018

In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.  And you know the way to where I am going.”   Jesus tells his people that they should believe in him and then he gives them…

October 1, 2018

“Let not your heart be troubled”   Jesus said this to his followers then and it is just as true now. We spend so much of our life defeated. We worry about circumstances, we fear outcomes, we fear the uncertainty. And yet Jesus tells us to believe.   This isn’t blind faith. It is not an ignorant faith and it’s not a stupid faith. It is an informed faith.…

September 28, 2018

We have been given new life.   It’s easy, in the midst of everything we work on, try to focus on, and get distracted by, to forget that profound truth. We have been given new life. Jesus came to this world, gave up his life, and rose from the grave so that we could have life.   Take time today and thank him for your new life.

September 27, 2018

Jesus tells her that He is the resurrection and the life.   I think it’s important to note, she believed. He wasn’t saying this to convince her. She knew God’s hand was on Jesus, she knew if Jesus wanted to do something he could. She just hadn’t completely trusted him.   There is a passage that talks about wheat and tares. A farmer is going through his harvest…

September 26, 2018

Jesus tells Martha that her brother will rise again. Martha excuses this for religious jargon. “I know we’ll be together in the end,” she says back disappointed. She didn’t realize that Jesus told her exactly what he planned to do. She was too short-sighted to see it.   Sometimes, our expectations cause us to miss out on God’s greatest plans. We expect…

September 25, 2018

Martha came running to Jesus. She was angry. “If you were here you could have saved him.” she screamed in frustration at the leader she felt had failed her brother when he needed Jesus the most. She was angry. “Whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” She knew he could have saved him. She was crushed that he had not.   Sometimes, we get so caught up in our…

September 24, 2018

John 11:17-25 It’s hard to really appreciate what Jesus did here. We’ve heard the stories before, we know who Jesus was, and we kinda read this as if it’s just another story in the life of Jesus. No biggie. Someone died and Jesus brought him back.   Stop. Really though, stop. Don’t look past this. Put yourselves in the place of those who were there. Put…

September 21, 2018

He gives his life for us.   Most people and places in this world wouldn’t give much for you. Most people count themselves lucky if they have friends who will help them in a time of need because that kind of selflessness is becoming a rare commodity in this day and age.   What’s most beautiful about the good shepherd is, for our sake, he is even willing to…

September 20, 2018

He carries us.   Isaiah 40:11 says he will gather his flock and carry them in his arms gently. God wants us to be cared for and even carried when we are unable to make it on our own. He knows when we’re in too deep and he knows when we need a refill. When we seek him, and love him, and worship him even in the midst of our trials he will carry us and keep us going…

September 19, 2018

He guides.   Not only does he protect us from the enemy and ourselves, he actually exemplified a better way to live. In a world full of hate, bitterness, revenge, and anger, Jesus exemplified for us love, grace, forgiveness, and joy. Even in our toughest moments and places of life, God wants us to guides us through it.   Are you letting God guide you? Are you…

September 18, 2018

He protects He’s not just sitting back telling us where to go. He is actively working against the enemy and our own sinful nature to keep us safe.   This is pretty amazing when you think of it. The same way simple sheep can’t be faulted for being simple sheep, God knows that you and I are broken and does his best to help guide and heal us along the way.   God…