June week 4

Thursday June 25                                          

Seek and Ye shall find

Jeremiah 29:13

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

I read the other day that we will always find what we are seeking if we seek long enough. This is so true, If I am seeking a particular answer to a question that I want to hear, I will ask any number of people until I hear the answer that I want to hear and accept that as the answer even if it may be wrong. Before I began the search, I must be certain that I am looking for the right thing and for the right purpose. Both must be present. In Acts  Chapter 8 Simon is seeking the power of the Holy Spirit but for the wrong reason. After Peter confronts him he seeks forgiveness.

Thought for the day..  For what are you seeking and why?

Wednesday June 24

Solid Foundation or sinking sand

Luke 6: 47 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.

It is said that life is a series of decision making opportunities and the choices that we make will carve us as an individual. We can think of these decisions as problems which we hope to successfully solve. In math when there is a problem we are taught to first reduce the problem down to it’s most simplest form. If we are able to reduce it down to  2 plus 2 we will find the answer is 4. One of the basic foundations of math is that 2 plus 2 is 4. It is the same with life.  What are your basic values or your foundation? If your basic foundation is that you do not lie then no matter the circumstance the decision will always be not to lie. We must all have certain values on which we make all decisions. This can not change every day because it then becomes sand and not a firm foundation.

Thought for the day   If you do not like your decisions then revisit your basic foundation and values

Tuesday  June 23, 2020

Seeing with your heart and not your eyes

Proverbs 4: 23  Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.


We have all seen the pictures where you can look at it and see different images depending on your focus. Sometimes it is easy to see the two or more different images and  often times it is much more difficult to discern the different images. Why is that the case? I suggest that most of us usually look with our eyes based on our experiences and expectations. The Bible teaches us that the heart is the focus point for all that we do and see and say. Christ spoke in parables because many were listening with their ears and thus did not understand. They were listening to be critical rather then listening with their hearts and seeking true teaching from the master teacher.  Inorder to grow we must stop looking with preconceived notions and look with an open heart .

Thought for the day:

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye,” Antoine de Saint-Exupery writes in his book, The Little Prince, a timeless classic

Monday June 22, 2020


Dividing the Truth

2 Timothy 2: 15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

It is a perilous world that we live in that it has become more and more difficult to ascertain the real truth.  We get a significant amount of news and other information from the internet and often time immediately accept it as truth. We must be careful of this mindset.  Wikipedia is an example of such.  Individuals can add information on any subject to  that site with no attempt to verify if the information is accurate. Later someone will make a statement and use the wikipedia site as verification that the subsequent information is accurate. Soon the information is circulated as accurate on various other websites and even sometimes into main stream media when in fact it is not accurate at all. We must be careful to do our own analysis ro ascertain the truth.  This is especially true when it comes to the Bible. Do not merely accept what someone says but do your own research to determine the truth.

Thought for the day:  There is a lot of truth in the adage that we should believe none of what we hear and only ½ of what we see.