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Never Thirsty Again

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S – “Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again. But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a fount of water springing up to eternal life.’” John 4:13-14 BSB

O – Jesus was waiting at the well in Samaria. He knew the woman would come. The woman no other Jewish man would have acknowledged or spoken to. Yet, He immediately made contact with her. He offered her living water. Every time I read the words Jesus spoke to her, I immediately feel the longing to have what He is offering (even though I already have it). I can understand the longing that must have sprung up in her heart. Imagine: to never thirst again. To have living water. When we believe in Jesus, His Spirit comes to live in us and becomes a spring of water springing up, giving us eternal life. Eternal; forever His.

A – At times I have read this and wondered why I don’t always feel it. I have been a believer since I was young. But I’ve looked at it the wrong way. Since I put my faith in Jesus, He has always been there. Yes, I’ve had many times of wandering. I fail in some way everyday. I still sin. But, I’ve never again been thirsty to know the answer to my sins and struggles. His Spirit is always there. All I have to do is reach out. His living water is in me and wells up in me and through Him I have eternal life.

P – Praise you Jesus! Thank you! I love you. Thank you for the gift of eternal life. Thank you for your living water. Please let your Spirit flow through me like living water to others around me.

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January 1, 2019 Genesis 1,2; John 1:1-28

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Start the New Year determining to read God’s Word everyday. Join others at Discover One Thing using the SOAP Bible study method. They now have video blogging! Listen to hear what Kim learned in today’s reading.

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“There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42 (NLT) The heart of this ministry is to inspire a love for God’s Word and encourage the discipline of daily Bible reading and SOAP journaling. These are a few of our SOAP notes from today’s reading. We encourage you to read and journal on your own first, then join us in conversation about what God revealed to YOU today. Click HERE to go directly to the daily reading if you wish.

Printable reading plan: Discover One Thing Reading Plan

Want to walk through the Bible one book at a time? Head over to Discover One Thing Online Study

Goodness and Light | Kelley Deases

S~ God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.  Genesis 1:4 (NIV)

O~ Interspersed throughout the…

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Choked

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S – “The seeds that fell among the thorns are those who hear, but as they go their way, they are choked by the worries, riches, and pleasures of this life, and their fruit does not mature.” Luke 8:14

O – The seeds – the Word of God. Some hear and believe and follow. But they are surrounded by thorns:

worries: bills, health, safety, world events, to do lists, opinions….

riches: money, possessions, taking care of possessions, buying, maintaining, shopping…

pleasures: food, drink, sleep, warmth, comfort, entertainment, devices, social media…

All of these grow up like thorn bushes and choke the word of God in our hearts.

Then the fruit – which is there, does not mature. We become stunted, stuck, immature

The mature are those with a noble and good heart who hear, cling, and persevere. They produce a crop. v. 15

A – I’ve been letting myself be choked. Choked with possessions, money, shopping, things. Pleasure, entertainment, comforts. Maintaining this body in an effort to find health and safety here on earth. These have grown up around me. I feel stunted. I feel stuck. I have been behaving immaturely. My fruit is not maturing.

I don’t want to stay here. I don’t want to let the concerns, cares, and pleasures of this world rob me of what has eternal value.

P – Jesus, help me refocus. Help me re-calibrate. Help me refresh my brain and my soul. Help me not only hear your word, but cling to it and persevere in obeying, living, and applying it. I’m so helpless on my own. I can do nothing without you Jesus. I can’t be good, loving, or kind without you. Without you, I choose the selfish way. The self-destructive way. I need you every minute, every hour, every day. Please take all that I am Jesus. Work your will in and through me by the power of your Holy Spirit. I love you Lord. I want my life to show that.

Time to push the refresh button.

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Do Not Give Up

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S – “The entire law is fulfilled in a single decree: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Galatians 5:14

“Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.” Gal 6:9-10

O – Love fulfills the law. Why is it so difficult to live by that? Love is good. Why do we grow weary in well-doing? Why do we give up? Because the flesh fights us every step of the way. We have to resist the flesh and the devil in order to live a life of love. We have to walk in submission to the Father through the Holy Spirit or our flesh compels us to live for self. But any time we are walking in love, serving others in His name, we are fulfilling the entire law.

A/P – Jesus, my flesh is weak as you know. I stumble so easily and live for self. Help me through the power of your Spirit to love others as you have loved me. Help me to love my neighbor as myself. Please help me not to grow weary in doing good. To everyone. Please help me persevere and not give up. I love you Father. Thank you that You will bring the harvest.

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Perfected Forever

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S – “For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” Hebrews 10:14

O – When Jesus offered Himself as a sacrifice for our sins, that was a one time offering. Unlike the animal sacrifices (which had no power and only served as a picture of what was to come), the sacrifice of Jesus was a one time offering that perfected those being sanctified (all believers in Jesus) forever. Forever!

A – I believe in Jesus Christ. I know He lived a perfect life, died for me, rose again, and will return one day. Because I believe in His offering, I am perfected forever! My sins are washed away. When I sin now (and I will sin as long as I’m in this flesh), those sins are already paid for. My eternal future is secure in His hands and no one can take me away from Him. Because I believe in Him, His Spirit lives in me and He is working to sanctify me. To make me more like Jesus. I will be a work in progress until the day I see Jesus in heaven. These things are true for all who will believe in Him.

P – Father, thank you for the sacrifice of Jesus! Thank you that I belong to you. Please open the eyes of anyone who reads these words so they will believe in you.

 

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Who Does God Notice With Pleasure?

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S“…These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.” Isaiah 66:2

O – Humans may think in terms of impressing God with their great sacrifices or righteous lives but He looks for the one who is humble and contrite (literally means lame in the feet; dejected) and who trembles at His word (who is reverent and acknowledges the holiness of God). Who am I to stand before a holy God? Contrite in spirit – lame in spirit as lame in the feet. Being lame brings humility. To be humble before God is to acknowledge that He is great and I am not; He is holy and all-powerful; I am at His mercy. Yes, in Christ and because of Christ we come boldly to the throne but still in humility. Still acknowledging that apart from His holiness, we deserve death.

A – Do I tremble at His word? Do I realize the amazing gift it is that our Holy, Perfect God would allow me to read His Word? Because of Jesus, I who am a sinner, I who am unclean can come to my Father wrapped in the Holiness and Purity of Jesus Christ. That is the best news ever! Praise His holy name.

P – Father, please cleanse my heart of any arrogance and pride. I stand before you covered by the grace of the Lord Jesus but apart from Him I am a sinner, impure, unclean, unworthy. Please help me walk with a humble and contrite spirit. Help me to always tremble at your word.

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June 28, 2018 1 Kings 6; 2 Chronicles 3; Psalm 97; Colossians 2:6-23

What a great revelation my friend had and what an incredible gift God has given us: To be able to come into His presence and commune with Him no matter where we are!

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These are a few of our SOAP notes from today’s reading. We encourage you to read and journal on your own first, then join us in conversation about what God revealed to YOU today. Click HERE to go directly to the daily reading if you wish.

Printable reading plan: Discover One Thing Reading Plan

Want to walk through the Bible one book at a time? Head over to Discover One Thing Online Study!

Beach Epiphany | Kim Chipman

S~ “Concerning this Temple you are building, if you keep all my decrees and regulations and obey all my commands, I will fulfill through you the promise I made to your father, David. I will live among the Israelites and will never abandon my people Israel.” 1 Kings 6:12-13 (NIV)

O~ The purpose of the temple was for God’s presence to be with the Israelites all the time. God…

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