Thursday, March 31, 2016

Your Life in Me

Lord Jesus,
help me today to walk in the reality of 
Your resurrection and of 
Your life in me. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

In Every Created Thing

Praying without ceasing
is finding Christ in
every created thing

Monday, March 28, 2016

All of Time

The death, burial and 
resurrection of Christ 
played out in history but 
affects all of time, from 
eternity to eternity.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Last Word

Christ has died. Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.
Neither sin nor death
get the last word.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Why We Must Forgive

We are, each of us, profoundly connected to one another. 
It cannot be undone without undoing the whole world. 
This is why we must forgive 
if we are to be made whole 
and the world put right.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

What It Means to be Freely Forgiven

We do not know what it means to be freely forgiven
until we have freely forgiven another.
And there we find the kingdom of God,
the will of God done on earth
as in heaven.

Monday, March 14, 2016

No Shame So Deep

There is no shame so deep
that the love of God
is not deeper still,
pouring itself out,
even on a cross,
for our sake.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Jesus Has Lifted Our Shame

Jesus has lifted our shame and carried it to the cross.
By that shameful death, he put shame itself to death,
for he is pure and righteous,and shame 
had no right to him.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Like Leaven in Bread

In Jesus Christ, God became human.
How can this not but transform
all of humanity,like leaven in bread?
This is how the kingdom of God works,
and the leaven of God’s love.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Forgiveness is Choosing to Trust God

Forgiveness is choosing to trust that,
whatever wrong we may have suffered by another,
God will make us whole.

It begins with the words, "I forgive,"
and continues as often as the need
arises in our heart.

Friday, March 4, 2016

When We Choose to Forgive

When we choose to forgive,
we are allowing God
to love another
through us.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Blessing of Our Helplessness

How blessed it is to realize our helplessness,
for then we can hope in God
and trust His love.

How blessed it is to acknowledge our sin,
for then we can hope in God
and trust His forgiveness.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Change We Really Need

The change we really need does not come 
from psychological techniques 
or spiritual disciplines but by 
the gracious work of 
the Holy Spirit.