21 Days, Daily Guide / 21.01.2019

The scripture in Esther 4:14 is in reference to God positioning Queen Esther (Queen of Persia) in a place of influence so that she could speak up for the Jews who couldn’t speak for themselves. Her obedience to “her” moment in history actually saved her people from being destroyed. Today, in the United States it is Martin Luther King Day. On this day we celebrate and think upon a life of one who lived and died to work for the Kingdom of God to be established on earth through racial equality. Dr. King’s life was an example of a life...

21 Days, Daily Guide / 20.01.2019

Imagine this scene. A crowd with people from every nation, every tribe, every people, every language. All standing in front of the throne joyfully worshipping at the top of their lungs. That scene sounds like the most electrifying, exciting, chaotic, joyful, unified display of life I can think of. How did John know they were from different tribes, tongues, nations, and people groups? He knew because he could see it and hear it! It was a joyful celebration of different people with different languages and colors and expressions of praise. There were differences of all kinds, but there was something...

21 Days, Daily Guide / 19.01.2019

“And all the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.” (Acts 4:32) Where could such generosity come from? To hold all things in common? To see resources as something to be freely shared and given away? To be in one heart and mind? And to be enjoying every minute of it! Acts 4:32 is fruit from experiencing the presence and belonging of God. His presence and belonging brings the revelation of the knowledge of who God is and who we are in him....

21 Days, Daily Guide / 18.01.2019

We see in Isaiah 61 that God defines quite clearly what He loves and what He hates. He loves justice. That means he loves fairness, equality, and balanced scales. And just as much as God loves justice, He hates its’ opposite - robbery and injustice. He hates wrongdoing and inequality and unbalanced distributions. There have been cases of injustice and robbery throughout history. But there is a foundational story of robbery and injustice that the whole earth is groaning under. It happened in the garden. The God of the Universe, who created man to live in peace...

21 Days, Daily Guide / 17.01.2019

Jesus came to ransom back what was lost. To rescue his glorious inheritance which is us! Yes, He came to save all of mankind. But what does the word “save” mean? The word save is “sozo” in Greek and it means more than just salvation. It means salvation and healing and deliverance. It means to make whole again. Our beautiful Jesus did not just come to save a part of us. No, he came to save all of us. We are born into a broken world and we experience brokenness as a result. But God’s nearness is...

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