Monday
Apr012019

March 31, 2019

March 31

Running with Jesus

 

Luke 12:39-40 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

     Well here is a matter the 21st century doesn't care to think, talk, or hear about. "Jesus could come any day so be ready." Jesus gives us an example of a homeowner and if he knew when a thief was going to break in he would prepare and be ready to catch him! 

     Jesus has told us in His Word we may not know the day or the hour but He is coming again! The robbers don't even warn you they will be coming yet many of us lock our doors, buy guns, buy security systems, and pay attention to signs before we enter our homes. Why in the world do we not heed the Word of God and the prophets? Jesus is coming again we must be prepared. Whether it is death that comes first or the sound of the trumpet He is coming! Prepare yourself.   Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He is the door and only way to enter heaven. His blood is over the doorpost. Don't delay because today as you read this is the day of salvation and might be your last!

      If you have read this and want to know how to prepare, inbox me and we will talk! I will tell you how you can know Christ as your Savior!

               

Father, as this goes forth let someone desire to know how they can have eternal life and be prepared. Help this generation to open their eyes and ears. 

 

Tomorrow: What will you be doing when Jesus comes?

 

Judy Hollaway

Originally penned 2015

Monday
Apr012019

March 30, 2019

 March 30

Running with Jesus  

 

Luke 12:32-34 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

     Yesterday Jesus taught about putting Kingdom work first and it is interesting next He starts talking about money! People say they don't want to go to church because that's all they want is your money! Interesting Jesus talks about money a lot! Wonder why? He knows man, we like it! We spend most of our days laboring for it and now He tells us to give it away! Interesting He tells us it is the only way for our money to not get lost is give it to those in need! He says then it will be stored in heaven and last forever! Now how about that return on your money!

      Watch out now remember promise and condition yesterday here it comes! Ready for the punch "your heart will be where your treasure is!" Ok get the check book out!! Examine where your riches are? Now, where are our priorities? Jesus is teaching kingdom living! 

      Today let each of us have silent prayer and a time of meditation! Let's digest this and chew on it! Let the Holy Spirit examine our hearts! Wonder why we don't see our needs met? 

 

Tomorrow: Preparing for His return!

 

Judy Hollaway

Originally penned 2015

Friday
Mar292019

March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

Judy Hollaway

 

December 23

Running with Jesus

 

Acts 27:27-28 " But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country; And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms."

 

      I told you I learned something new from these verses and had to back track to share with you. When their boat had been tossed around all night in the storm they could see land. They would do what was called sounding with a weighted line to see how deep the water was to keep from getting the boat stuck or ruined. The lines had measure marks on them as they moved close to land they could know what to do. 

      I was pricked in my spirit, thinking wouldn't it be nice if we could measure the depth of water during the storms of our life so we could know what to do! We are just out there sometimes depending only upon God. Only He knows the depth and to be honest I am glad I don't know! That is the beauty of our omnipotent and omniscient Father. He will throw us a life line or a lifeboat, a Bible verse, to help us. He reminded me of Isaiah 43:2 NIV "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you..."

      So in the days you can't measure your water depth just hang on to His life line or stay in that lifeboat with Jesus. He knows the measures of our waters always! He will give you the measure of grace needed to sustain you! 

                 

 Father, thanks for being our all knowing Father and You will never let us go in any storm life brings to us!  

 

     Always be mindful of that saying "What He brings us to, He will bring us through!

 

Nearing the end of a run, see you tomorrow!

Thursday
Mar282019

March 28, 2019

March 28, 2019

Judy Hollaway

 

December 22

Running with Jesus

 

Acts 27:42-43  And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.  But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:

      God will make a way when there seems to be no way! Paul is still in this terrible storm, a prisoner, and in chains! You thought you had a bad day, they want to kill all the prisoners so they will not escape by swimming away. Paul had gained favor with the centurion who wanted to save Paul, so he ordered them to stop. We have been running with Jesus as He worked in and through the whole life of Paul. He has been through so much. Many times there seemed to be no way out of each situation but God was in control of His life and because of that Paul could rest in the midst of each circumstance he found himself in. Grace he had learned to live upon. Everyday God would grant him the measure he needed to deal with life.

     I was reminded of the manna God gave the Israelites in the dessert. They were to gather only what portion they needed for each day. If they gathered too much it turned to maggots, except they could gather enough to not work on the Sabbath day.   Manna was bread from heaven to sustain their lives. We have God's Word that is our bread that will sustain our lives as we run through life. We need to go to it daily and gather what we need for each day!

     Paul had been given by God a spoken word he would not die in this shipwreck! Paul knew He could count on God's word. It was God's words that spoke the world into existence. We can always count on God's word to sustain us. God's Word is the foundation of our faith we must not neglect it or we will not survive and thrive apart from it!  So cling to His Word today, through the Word He will make a way for you to survive!

                 

Father, thank You for Your written Word, the Bible, truth that sets us free and sustains us, making the way for us as we run through life! Thank You for those long ago who wrote down Your words, sacrificed, and gave their lives to see this generation has it to live by.

 

      (Hold the Bible in your hands and think about it for a few minutes, all you need to make a way!)

 

Let's back track in the morning I learned something! Don't miss it!

Tuesday
Mar262019

March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019

Judy Hollaway

 

December 21

Running with Jesus

 

Acts 27:33-34  And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.  Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

      Paul had been told by God they would wreck and not perish!  Funny to me how so many people will say I hope I will go to heaven. Just like in Luke's writing of this story, Paul was told he wouldn't perish and we are told the Bible was written that we might know we have eternal life. After I was born again I never had to worry again about my life after death! God's Word says that God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth  in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Period!! He says if we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us of sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness! Period!!!

      He also tells us no man can pluck us out of His hand. Period!  God's desire is that none should perish but all should come to repentance. Eternal security was designed for all mankind, but sadly not all will come to repentance. Don't be one who will perish because they do not receive Jesus as redeemer and savior. He is the door and only way to the Father. Period!!!

                 

Father, I pray for that one who does not have that security today. I pray You will reveal to them that Jesus did all to satisfy our sin debt when He died on the cross! Period!!!!!!! 

 

God will make a way! See you tomorrow!