Devotionals by Marilyn Daniels. Check back every week for a new posting...
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on May 19, 2019 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
History carries a certain charm for some folks, myself included. I love to study the nature of human beings throughout the ages, their intellectual accomplishments, the passions that drove them to do exploits, their gifts in art and music. It is fascinating to review how environment, education and experience form waves of thought that colour culture through eons of time.
Yesterday I watche...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on May 12, 2019 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
1 John 4
So many people today seem to be starving for love. How many men and women will go to almost any lengths to generate a love relationship? Sadly they are often motivated by a desire to have their felt needs met, in order to feel complete. This imposes the impossible on other people. Only God can fill this void. When we know Him we have a new self-image because we recognize all the potential He has created. Though some fe...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on May 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
Spring is the time of year when we focus on our gardens, isn’t it? In the words of our Lord Jesus, Himself, our heavenly Father is “the gardener”. He was speaking in regards to Himself being “the vine” off of which children of God grow as “the branches”.
“No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine” (J...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on April 28, 2019 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
Now hold on! This could be a book! Yes – but we are going to look at a few women in general, not specifically, for principles we are taught through their lives as recorded for us, in scripture. May is the month when we celebrate womanhood through motherhood. Let’s discover God’s plan.
In the beginning God created male and female, blessed both and consigned t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on April 21, 2019 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
Isaiah 40:1-5, 10-11
Many years ago the Gaithers wrote beautiful lyrics addressing the need people have of a Shepherd. They perceived a need for strength, provision and guidance that comes from God alone. Like Martin Luther, they recognized there was no other that we can turn to for answers to the problems in our lives today. This Shepherd, they knew from scripture would be gentle.
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|Posted by kelvinbueckert on April 14, 2019 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
I have often been challenged by Jesus’ question in the garden of Gethsemane asking “Couldn’t you watch with me one hour?” Today He might ask “Couldn’t you watch with me for 5 minutes?” Perhaps this is our #1 challenge. How much time do we spend each day watching for His will to be revealed, watching for His return?
The Bible records ho...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on April 7, 2019 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
You have been traveling on a long journey with a crowd of people and are naturally tired. It’s called the journey of life. If only you could rest for a week! But the urgency of your mission drives you forward, so you continue on. Suddenly you are confronted with an insurmountable obstacle! You believed that God was leading you, until now. You were sure your goal was His goal. Now what?
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|Posted by kelvinbueckert on March 31, 2019 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
2 Corinthians 5:6-8
Dianne Wilkinson wrote a beautiful song about the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The chorus goes like this:
“We shall see Jesus, just as they saw Him
There is no greater promise than this
When He returns in power and glory
We shall see Jesus, we shall see Jesus, just as He i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on March 24, 2019 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
Forfeiture is the loss of rights to one’s property and most often occurs because one has neglected one’s duty. Jesus cautioned His disciples against forfeiting something that is infinitely precious…one’s soul. The soul is not referred to much today. Many people want to be known as “spiritual” but where does the soul enter the picture? Why would these words of Jesus matter to p...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on March 16, 2019 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
He is an old man. He just discovered what it means to be born again. After a life-time of going to church, why does he need such a unique relationship with God? He lived a good life. He doesn’t hate anyone, and isn’t angry with anyone. He doesn’t swear any more. According to a certain code of Christian ethics he should qualify to go to heaven.
Looking back,...Read Full Post »