Wednesday
Oct032018

October 3, 2018

October 3, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

June 27

Running with Jesus  

 

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

 

      "That day come upon you unaware!"   Jesus warns us about getting so caught up in life that we forget the Lord is coming back!  Oh you say," We have heard that all my life!" They had heard Jesus was coming again and many were not paying attention. He came and fulfilled prophesy. So we must ask ourselves are we caught up in drunkenness and cares that we give little attention to Christ return.  Our cares can overwhelm us and our focus gets shifted. 

       He is coming again, will he find us waiting and watching. Will we be ashamed of where we are when He returns?! This is a lot to think about. Let's all have a think!  If Jesus came back today, what would He find us doing? 

             

Father, help us to say like Jesus at age 12 "You should have known I would be about my Father's business."Reveal Your business to us and help us stay focused on Your business and not on worldliness. Your business is eternal and the worlds business is only temporary. (Help us not forget it either!)

 

Tomorrow: Is Passover in Jerusalem, come and let’s run along beside Jesus!

 

 

Tuesday
Oct022018

October 2, 2018

October 2, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

June 26

Running with Jesus

 

Luke 21:33   Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

 

     I am so thankful we have the Word of God.  God never lies and we have a whole Bible filled with precious promises we can stand on for all our life.  There is nothing we will ever go through that we will not find a promise to sustain us. 

     For generations the Bible has been the best seller in the world.  We run to it to find comfort in times of sorrow, we turn to find peace when we are in turmoil.  We turn to the promises to find strength when strength is gone. We find the answer to discern right from wrong and good from evil. 

     The Bible teaches us of the love of God, man so longs for and needs. We find a promise if we accept His Son we can have eternal life.  No matter what man tries to do to erase it, we know it will never happen.  Most of the time when man tries to erase it, it only multiplies.  Even after His death they dispersed the Christians and the church just spread throughout the land and multiplied.

     So what is your need today? You can find a promise just waiting like a check book ready for you to sign and cash in on it.

     He promised to go before me and this week of surgery I have seen His hand at work bringing healing and helping through prayer.

               

Father, thank You for all the promises we have in your Word for living.  I pray for You to reveal Yourself today to that one who needs extra strength for some challenge they are facing.  I pray they will feel your presence and power by finding a promise that will sustain them.

 

                One of my favorite verse is found in Isaiah 40:31 “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary.   They will walk and not faint”.

 

Tomorrow: Look up “the King is Coming!”

Monday
Oct012018

October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

June 25

Running with Jesus

 

Luke 21:3-4 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:"For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had."

   

     Giving is something this millennial generation needs to learn about. In the verses today the wealthy dropped their coins to be seen in public so a jingle could be heard. Jesus told that the poor woman had given the most because it was all she had. You see God looks at the attitude of the heart. Little is much when God is in it.   I try to teach tithing to all my students. We learned early in life to tithe and that is what is due Him! Offerings and gifts are above the tithe. That is when the blessing flows and we have joy in our hearts. 

      We should give because it reflects where our heart and love is! Habakkuk says we rob God when we don't tithe.  This woman knew she could not out give God! She put Him first and now her story has been told for thousands of years to help others give with the right attitude.

      I want to challenge all of you to give your tithe for this month and find ways to give offerings above the tithe. Keep your eyes on Jesus and see if you don't receive a blessing! 

                 

 Father, I know You have blessed us more than we deserve! Help us to give from the depth of our hearts! What a joy to be a giver and not always a taker! 

 

Tomorrow: Standing on His promises.

Saturday
Sep292018

September 30, 2018

September 30, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

June 24

Running with Jesus  

 

Luke 20:46  Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

 

(“Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.)

   

     Jesus was warning His disciples about the religious leaders who had come to question Him. They called him master at the end of their conversation. This meant teacher! This was just part of their scheme!

     Today we have religious people who attend churches who do not stand true to Biblical teachings. They have a form of Godliness but deny its power! They lead many astray! He says they have a greater punishment! If someone followed you would it lead them to Jesus? 

     There are many religions running free around us so don't be deceived by their teaching! Pay attention to what they do with Jesus! Don't follow religion! It is all about a personal walk with Christ.

     We need to be careful what we teach not only in words but appearance.  We teach more especially in our homes by what we do! When we watch inappropriate TV shows we are teaching, when we are not serving with a good attitude our kids and grandkids notice. They imitate what they see. When our oldest son Michael started playing baseball and walked up to bat he would spit just like the major league layers. We know most of them were using tobacco products. 

      As a teacher of the Word we will be held accountable so let's take teaching very serious and not cause people to stumble. God's laws never changes only people's minds change. Be careful what you see, hear and do, somebody is learning.

       

Father, be our Lord and help us be aware of what we are teaching those around us.  Teach us as we study Your Holy Word and help us live by Your Holy Word! 

 

Lesson on giving, tomorrow!

Saturday
Sep292018

September 29, 2018

September 29, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

June 23

Running with Jesus  

 

Luke 20:36 "Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection."

 

     The Sadducees came to Jesus asking Him questions about resurrection life. This is odd since they didn't believe in a resurrection. Jesus answered in a way to confirm there is a resurrection. In a few days Jesus would confirm resurrection life by His own death. I am so thankful we have that hope of resurrection life. So many of us have lost so many of our loved ones and being separated for a season in life is so hard. We long to see their faces. My nephew posted a picture of my dad who passed away in 1985 a few days ago and I longed to hear his voice. I can rejoice knowing that death is not final it is just like they are in another room and one day we will see them again! I am so thankful knowing this to be true! 

     I know many of you are broken hearted but time will pass and you will be reunited sooner than you think. So let's just look forward to the hope we have. 

               

 Father, thank You for Your Word that helps us understand the perils of life and we can rest in our Hope. Thank You for helping us deal with life and for the fact we can know we have eternal life by placing our faith in the sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ! 

 

     If you don't have this Hope, place your trust in Christ and receive Him into your heart today. Then you too can have the joy of knowing we will be together again forever! It won’t be long. In the mean time rest in Him and serve Him that is what that love one would tell you to do.

               

Watch out! Having a religious appearance that lead people astray, meet you in the morning!