Devotionals by Marilyn Daniels. Check back every week for a new posting...
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 9, 2019 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Apostle John is excited! His joy overflows as he writes. All the way down through the history of the Church, even into the twenty-first century, we recognize the source of John’s enthusiasm, from his introductory words.
He is writing to his “dear children” (2:1)…..children of the faith who have responded to the message that he declares in verses 5-7...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Theologians have come up with a big word to describe one aspect of God. He is omniscient. Big words expand our vocabulary but when we are talking with one another about God we seldom use them.
Omniscience strikes awe into the heart of anyone who understands what it means, so what does it mean?
As I bowed in prayer this morning I was compelled to wor...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on May 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Christians, it would seem, often like to discuss controversial subjects. Sadly these topics are not always worthy of the time and energy expended on them. The disciples tried it with Jesus. What was His response?
“Teacher” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us” (Mark 9:38). On the sur...Read Full Post »
|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.
Isaiah ...Read Full Post »
|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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