Now You are Beginning to See

S: But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. Luke 24:16 (ESV) O: Their spiritual eyes had not yet been opened; the disciples do not yet have the gift of Holy Spirit. All this time they have been trying to understand the teaching, meanings, and sayings of Jesus with their carnal minds. No wonder theyContinue reading “Now You are Beginning to See”

Hold Onto Me A Little Longer

S: The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. Luke 8:38-39 (ESV) O:Continue reading “Hold Onto Me A Little Longer”

Teach Me, Lord

S: Then Jesus answered his thoughts. “Simon,” he said to the Pharisee, “I have something to say to you.” “Go ahead, Teacher,” Simon replied. Luke 7:40 (NLT) O: I’ve journaled on this verse before, but it’s such a great reminder of how You work with us. You know our thoughts – even before a wordContinue reading “Teach Me, Lord”

Word of God Speak

S: “A God-revealing light to the non-Jewish nations, and of glory for your people Israel.” Luke 2:32 (MSG) “This child marks both the failure and recovery of many in Israel, a figure misunderstood and contradicted – the pain of a sword-thrust through you – but the rejection will force honesty, as God reveals who theyContinue reading “Word of God Speak”

Mess Me Up, Lord!

S: …The plan was that they would be with him, and he would send them out to proclaim the Word… Mark 3:14b (MSG) O: This was always part of the plan; the apostles would be with You. They would spend each waking and sleeping moment in Your presence. They would walk with You, observe YourContinue reading “Mess Me Up, Lord!”

When Will Power Isn’t Enough

S: Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!” And all the disciples said the same. Matthew 26:35 (ESV) O: I believe this was Peter’s most earnest and honest plea. I know it is mine. But as my friend, reminded me last night, the disciples didn’t haveContinue reading “When Will Power Isn’t Enough”