Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year New Approach to Daily Devotions

I am still doing this every morning in 2015! 

.Over the past year I have been putting my armor on early each morning.[See the revised page as of 2/19/15  Putting on Your Armor on Quickly].  Last year I was asked to preach at two churches and I decided because of my counseling clients as well as my own need to preach on Personal Peace [the  complete sermon is available on request].  Then an interesting thing happened I noticed that the shoes of peace fit with the sermon on peace.
After that discovery I have been putting on my armor [please see the newly revised article] then I have been praying through the Acrostic of Peace.

P = Protection from evil [See Shepherd Psalm 23; and the Lord’s Prayer Matthew. 6:33]
E = Entrance into an intimate prayer life with the help of the Holy Spirit [See John 15:25; 17:20 ad Romans 8:26]
A = Acceptance because Christ died for our sins on the cross [See John 3:16; 1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:4-5]
C = Contentment in all circumstances [See 1 Timothy 6:6; Philippians 4:12; 4:19]
E = Exalted position with at least 33 things by being placed in union with Christ [See Ephesians 1:3; 1 Corinthians 12:13] A bookmark is available]

Please try it could bless your year ahead as it has blessed mine!

Key verse for 2015:  “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

Dirty God book review

Sub titled Jesus in the Trenches really help to explain the purpose of his writing. For me the title is misleading and could be considered inappropriate, but as I read the book I discovered a highly appropriate view on the Lord’s approach to the outcasts of His day like lepers. The author also has cast a vision for how we need to deal with the outcasts in our society and in India where he has traveled.
He has shown us by example how we can give more grace to a world in need.
Warning. This could change your perspective on ministry!!