Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Playing catch up

Today I am playing catch up on my Lent Scripture days. Sorry if today bores you some, even though God's word should never be boring but instead uplifting and help be a daily reminder of his love. 

For Saturday's Lent Scripture- Matthew 10, verses 29-30- Fear God, Not Man (part 2), ESV- 29 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

For Sunday's Lent Scripture- Matthew 8, verses 23-27- Stilling of a Storm, ESV- 23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25 And they went and woke him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing." 26 And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?" 

For Monday's Lent Scripture- Mark 8, verses 34-35- Following Jesus (part 1), ESV- 34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life will lost it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. 

For Tuesday's Lent Scripture- Mark 13, verses 24-27- The Arrival of the Son of Man, ESV- 24 "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven." 

For today's Lent Scripture- Matthew 9, verses 1-8- Healing and Forgiving a Paralytic, ESV- 1 And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. 2 And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, laying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.' 3 And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." 4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? 6 But that you may know the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--he then said to the paralytic--"Rise, pick up your bed and go home." 7 And he rose and went home. 8 When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men. 

Dear God, 
Everyday I am consistently reminded of your love. And even on those days that don't go according to my plan, doesn't mean they didn't go according to your plan. Knowing that, allows me at the end of the day to reflect on it and come to you in prayer. So many times Jesus proved who he was and so many times he got questioned. I apologized for the days I question you or the days that I just don't want to give my 100%. You have blessed me beyond what I deserve and knowing it all came from you, just keeps my faith in you restored. I love you Lord and Amen.