Tomorrow we play Fenerbahce! I will let you know how that game goes :)
Verse of the Day:
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."— Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
Thoughts on Today's Verse...We have two choices for our lives. We can either live by faith or by sight. We can trust in God's abiding presence and power or we can depend upon our own resources. But wealth -- like health, status, and reputation -- is subject to decay and disappearance. Only one Source is always there for us and we know we can depend upon him, because he has been there for so many who have come before us. Never is forever and this one "never" I cherish: "Never will I forsake you!"
My Utmost For His Highest:
Jesus said, “The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). Once, the Bible was just so many words to us — “clouds and darkness”— then, suddenly, the words become spirit and life because Jesus re-speaks them to us when our circumstances make the words new. That is the way God speaks to us; not by visions and dreams, but by words. When a man gets to God, it is by the most simple way— words.
Our Daily Bread:
We were created to be in relationship with God; and when we take that relationship to an intimate level, it bonds us not only to His presence but also to His strength. Prayers that express our hurts and emotions are most assuredly welcomed by God because they demonstrate our trust in Him. We will often find perspective, and nearly always come away comforted, knowing we’ve entrusted the things that are troubling us—whether criticism or deep desires—to the One who is best able to sort through them.
The kindest Friend I’ve ever had
Is One I cannot see,
Yet One in whom I can confide,
Who loves and blesses me. —Shuler
In prayer, it’s better to have a heart without words
than words without heart.