28Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted."
What uncommon things do we want to become common?
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
As a result of a disease that took years to take its toll, Kyle was totally blind for his 14th birthday. He sunk into depression & loneliness & didn't care about getting out of his hole, rarely leaving his room. He questioned God, his parents, his friends & even strangers, but didn't get any answers to his satisfaction. After about a year his dad started leading him around inside the house to remind him of where things were. The father wanted the son to start being involved in the house again, but Kyle would have none of that. Finally one day his dad decided to take a different approach. He woke Kyle up & boldly told him to complete several chores before he came back from work that day. If Kyle didn't get finished, there would be severe consequences. Then the front door slammed. So Kyle got up & drudgingly went to work. There were a couple of minor mishaps & a few close calls, but he made it. When he finished the last chore someone gave him a big hug from behind. It was his dad. The father had taken the day off & had been right next to him the whole time!
2When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples 3to ask him, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?"
4Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see:5The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. 6Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
46Once more he (Jesus) visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. 47When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.
49The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
50Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed..
51While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. 52When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, "The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour."53Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." So he and all his household believed.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
We have been talking & studying about it for several weeks, but my heart skipped a beat when our oldest child finally says, "Daddy, I want to be baptized." So when both sets of grandparents were here we went down to the river on our property. But there's more to it than water. There is no relationship between water & baptism without the Spirit. We had been discussing what it means & all of the implications, so it wasn't the first time I had ask her this, but yesterday when I asked her why she wanted to get baptized she said, "I want to have what mommy has." Wow! What else can a man ask for? A wife who lives such a spirit-filled life that her daughter wants the same thing for herself. They have been studying the Holy Spirit in the women's Bible study while we've been studying Jesus in our home studies & Sierra has been soaking it in.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
7Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim. 8Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so, 9and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew.
Does the groom know anything about what happened? He doesn't, & it won't be the last time the groom doesn't have a clue in a marriage! Jesus saved the groom from disaster & he doesn't even know it. When has Jesus intervened in your life & you didn't know it until later? All you knew was that the wine kept flowing.
Then he called the bridegroom aside 10and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."
When you let Jesus make the wine that is your life, He only makes the best!