Monday, December 14, 2015

"Coffee With Jesus"

Scripture Meditation:
Psalm 5:3 - My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.
Psalm 57:7-11
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.  Awake, my glory!  Awake, lute and harp!  I will awaken the dawn.   I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples;  I will sing to You among the nations.  For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, and Your truth unto the clouds.  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be above all the earth.
Psalm 119:147 - I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help; I hope in Your word.

Psalm 143:8 - Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.
Matthew 6:33 - ... seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness...

"Awaken", by Steve Green

Saturday, December 12, 2015

"Older, Teach the Younger"

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This is a piece that was inspired from the following Scriptures and a smaller version I created for my faith planner at the beginning of the month.

It was intentional that it have a very childlike quality about it, though it certainly applies to every stage of our life.  God is looking for the pure and innocent, filled with His Holy Spirit, to speak the wisdom of God into the young, the old and everyone in between.

I pray we would continually press into the Lord, with teachable spirits, ever gaining His wisdom, growing in His love, and ready to receive and share the same. 

Scripture Meditation:
Titus 2:1-10 - But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.  Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.  Exhort bondservants to be obedient to their own masters, to be well pleasing in all things, not answering back, not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things. 
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 - And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. 
Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Ephesians 6:4
- And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

Hebrews 12:5-6
- “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.”