The OC Daily Minute (Page 57)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 57)

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…

August 28, 2015

Psalm 119 159 Consider how I love your precepts Give me life according to your steadfast love. 160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. I gave a list on Sunday of some basic things I do when I read the Bible.  Here is a more extensive version.  Take a minute and write down in the front of your bible some of these and maybe…

August 27, 2015

1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Praying for stuff can definitely monopolize our prayers, which I wouldn’t think is good, however He cares for us so we also need to realize that our longings aren’t in competition with God; in fact, he is the source of all that is good and beautiful in this world.  Tim Keller says it beautifully here…

August 26, 2015

For the rest of the week, let’s focus on three ways to abide that I personally believe we shouldn’t go without having in our weekly, if not daily, routine.  Sabbath, Prayer, and Bible Study. Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. I read this years back and felt so overwhelmed with conviction, because I hold tightly onto the idol of productivity…