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We Need Each Other! | Five by the Fire #250

We Need Each Other! | Five by the Fire #250

In today’s podcast, We talk about gifts and making sure that we know the role we were built to play in the body.
Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 1; 1 Corinthians 12; Ezekiel 10; John 11

Look Closely! | Five by the Fire #249

Look Closely! | Five by the Fire #249

In today’s podcast, We talk about the types of judgment that is ours to employ and that which belongs to God.
Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 31; 1 Corinthians 11; Ezekiel 9; John 10

Day 223 – Are You a Cry Baby, Too?

Day 223 – Are You a Cry Baby, Too?

In today’s podcast, we talk crying before the Lord and what to do with our troubles.
Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 1; Romans 1; Jeremiah 39; Luke 8

Day 221 – I’m Judging You!

Day 221 – I’m Judging You!

In today’s podcast, we talk about judgment…Are you judging me right now?.
Today’s Reading: Ruth 2; Acts 27; Jeremiah 37; Luke 6

Day 219 – Who’s In Charge?

Day 219 – Who’s In Charge?

In today’s podcast, we get real about freedom and accountability.
Today’s Reading: Judges 21; Acts 25; Jeremiah 35; Luke 4

Day 218 – Deep Roots & Sweet Fruits

Day 218 – Deep Roots & Sweet Fruits

In today’s podcast, we consider the fruit of the tree as we look to understand its roots.
Today’s Reading: Judges 20; Acts 24; Jeremiah 34; Luke 3

Day 217 – Why Our Procrastination Matters?

Day 217 – Why Our Procrastination Matters?

In today’s podcast, we are reflect on the importance of timing and procrastination as we seek to walk in God confidence.
Today’s Reading: Judges 19; Acts 23; Jeremiah 33; Luke 2

Day 214 – Are You Owning or Renting?

Day 214 – Are You Owning or Renting?

In today’s podcast, we talk about what it looks like to invest in the places God has us on mission.
Today’s Reading: Judges 16; Acts 20; Jeremiah 29; Mark 15

Day 212 – Don’t Be Fooled!

Day 212 – Don’t Be Fooled!

In today’s podcast, we talk about being deceived and the ways to prevent that today and in the future.

Today’s Reading: Judges 14; Acts 18; Jeremiah 27; Mark 13

Day 210 – Do Our Leaves Deceive?

Day 210 – Do Our Leaves Deceive?

Today’s Reading: Judges 12; Acts 16; Jeremiah 25; Mark 11
In today’s podcast, we discuss whether or not we have a fruit-bearing relationship with God or one that just looks the part.

Day 209 – Grace + ? = Salvation

Day 209 – Grace + ? = Salvation

In today’s podcast, we lean into the truth that by Grace alone are we saved…and not by any work of our own.

Today’s Reading: Judges 11; Acts 15; Jeremiah 24; Mark 10

Day 208 – Haters Gonna Hate

Day 208 – Haters Gonna Hate

In today’s podcast, we continue talking about identity and making sure we as the church live out our collective calling.

Today’s Reading: Judges 10; Acts 14; Jeremiah 23; Mark 9

Day 207 – Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

Day 207 – Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

Today’s Reading: Judges 9; Acts 13; Jeremiah 22; Mark 8
In today’s podcast, we consider identity and the importance of knowing who you are but even more so who GOD IS.

Day 206 – What’s In There?

Day 206 – What’s In There?

Today’s Reading: Judges 8; Acts 12; Jeremiah 21; Mark 7

In today’s podcast, we look at what is really poisoning and corrupting us what we touch with our hands, or what enters our hearts.

Day 205 – Is Less Really More?

Day 205 – Is Less Really More?

Today’s Reading: Judges 7; Acts 11; Jeremiah 20; Mark 6

In today’s podcast, we consider the fact that less is more in God’s hands.

Day 204 – Kick Them Out!

Day 204 – Kick Them Out!

Today’s Reading: Judges 6; Acts 10; Jeremiah 19; Mark 5

In today’s podcast, we talk about the importance of who is speaking into us and walking with us as we look to live lives full of faith.

Day 203 – Who Said You Could Lead?

Day 203 – Who Said You Could Lead?

In today’s podcast, we discuss surprising leadership and having the humility to let the Lord choose who He will use.

Today’s Reading: Judges 5; Acts 9; Jeremiah 18; Mark 4

Day 199 – The Ripple Effect

Day 199 – The Ripple Effect

Today’s Reading: Judges 1; Acts 5; Jeremiah 14; Matthew 28

“Is That Really My Fault?!”
In today’s episode, we discuss how your individual actions have significant impact on the Christian community.

Day 197 – That’s Not What You Really Want

Day 197 – That’s Not What You Really Want

Today’s Reading: Joshua 23; Acts 3; Jeremiah 12; Matthew 26
In today’s episode, we discuss following the Spirit into providing what people really need instead of just what they are asking for.

Day 196 – Empowered for Devotion

Day 196 – Empowered for Devotion

Today’s Reading: Joshua 22; Acts 2; Jeremiah 11; Matthew 25

In today’s episode, we take a look at the church’s beginnings and what God empowers us for.
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Day 195 – Too Legit to Fit

Day 195 – Too Legit to Fit

“Why Don’t I Fit In Here?” | Five By The Fire #195
Today’s Reading: Joshua 20-21; Acts 1; Jeremiah 10; Matthew 24

In today’s episode, we remember that we are not called to fit in as we examine what being different might look like.

Day 194 – Going After the Inheritance

Day 194 – Going After the Inheritance

Today’s Reading: Joshua 18-19; Psalm 149-150; Jeremiah 9; Matthew 23
Today in this episode, we consider what God has promised us and what is preventing us from receiving ALL of it.

Day 193 – Accepting the Invitation to the Kingdom

Day 193 – Accepting the Invitation to the Kingdom

Today’s Reading: Joshua 16-17; Psalm 148; Jeremiah 8; Matthew 22

Today in this episode, we ponder whether we have accepted the invitation into the Kingdom of God and whether or not we are wearing the clothes that prove it?

Day 192 – The Father’s Business

Day 192 – The Father’s Business

Today’s Reading: Joshua 14-15; Psalm 146-147; Jeremiah 7; Matthew 21

Today in this episode, we are reminded yet again…what the Father’s business is all about.

Day 191 – Fairness vs. Justice

Day 191 – Fairness vs. Justice

Today’s Reading: Joshua 12-13; Psalm 145; Jeremiah 6; Matthew 20

Today in this episode, we consider God’s fairness in light of God’s justice.

Day 190 – How Good Is Good Enough?

Day 190 – How Good Is Good Enough?

Today’s Reading: Joshua 11; Psalm 144; Jeremiah 5; Matthew 19
Today in this episode, we remind ourselves that we aren’t as good as we think?

Day 189 – Bold Faith or Bold Obedience?

Day 189 – Bold Faith or Bold Obedience?

“It Is Impossible to Do That!”

Today in this episode, we discuss the nonsense of praying bold impossible prayers?

Today’s Reading: Joshua 10; Psalm 142-143; Jeremiah 4; Matthew 18

Day 188 – Wielding Our Freedom

Day 188 – Wielding Our Freedom

Today’s Reading: Joshua 9; Psalm 140-141; Jeremiah 3; Matthew 17

Today in this episode, we discuss the freedom that we have in Jesus and when we need to be offensive.

Day 187 – God Is Not Surprised

Day 187 – God Is Not Surprised

Today’s Reading: Joshua 8; Psalm 139; Jeremiah 2; Matthew 16

Today in this episode, we discuss the surprises of life and ways to trust God through them.

Day 186 – God Fulfills His Purposes

Day 186 – God Fulfills His Purposes

Today’s Reading: Joshua 7; Psalm 137-138; Jeremiah 1; Matthew 15

Today in this episode, we discuss God’s role and our role in accomplishing His plans.

Day 184 – Whose Side Are You On?

Day 184 – Whose Side Are You On?

Today’s Reading: Joshua 5; Psalm 132-134; Isaiah 65; Matthew 13

Today in this episode, we ask the tremendous question, “Is God actually on our side?”
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Day 183 – Whose House?

Day 183 – Whose House?

Today’s Reading: Joshua 4; Psalm 129-131; Isaiah 64; Matthew 12

Today in this episode, we discuss the importance of home ownership and allowing the master builder to build the house.

Day 182 – Same God, New Way?

Day 182 – Same God, New Way?

Today’s Reading: Joshua 3; Psalm 126-128; Isaiah 63; Matthew 11

Today in this episode, we discuss the ministry of memory that God has with us as he demonstrates the consistency of his love in a variety of ways.

Day 181 – What’s Your Brand?

Day 181 – What’s Your Brand?

Today’s Reading: Joshua 2; Psalm 123-125; Isaiah 62; Matthew 10
Today in this episode, we discuss our reputations as we see the power of brand in Joshua 2.

Day 180 – Jesus’ Mission Statement

Day 180 – Jesus’ Mission Statement

Today’s Reading: Joshua 1; Psalm 120-122; Isaiah 61; Matthew 9

Today on this episode, We talk about the mission statement of Jesus and the implications of it on our own.

Day 179 – That Kind of Faith

Day 179 – That Kind of Faith

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 33-34; Psalm 119:145-176; Isaiah 60; Matthew 8
Today on this episode, I confess a recent struggle with faith and we lean into a powerful example that may challenge all our faiths.

Day 178 – The Father’s Fruit

Day 178 – The Father’s Fruit

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 32; Psalm 119:121-144; Isaiah 59; Matthew 7
Today on this mobile episode we take a trip to Chicago Botanic Garden (Video version on website) and discuss the layered understanding of Trees, Vines, and God’s Fruit.

Day 177 – Two Assumptions of Jesus

Day 177 – Two Assumptions of Jesus

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 31; Psalm 119:97-120; Isaiah 58; Matthew 6

Today on the podcast, we are challenged, I repent, and we determine to live lives that delight in the Lord truly.

Day 176 – The Upside Down Path to Blessing

Day 176 – The Upside Down Path to Blessing

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 30; Psalm 119:73-96; Isaiah 57; Matthew 5

Today on the podcast, we talk about the blessed life that Jesus calls us to that looks little like that the world offers us.

Day 175 – Seek or Submit?

Day 175 – Seek or Submit?

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 29; Psalm 119:49-72; Isaiah 56; Matthew 4

Today on the podcast, we dive into the secret things of God….well actually we determine to leave those up to him while we focus on obeying.

Day 174 – A Higher Way

Day 174 – A Higher Way

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 28; Psalm 119:25-48; Isaiah 55; Matthew 3
Today on the podcast, we discuss the huge gap between God’s thoughts and our thoughts…his ways and our ways.

Day 173 – Make Room for the Promise

Day 173 – Make Room for the Promise

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 27; Psalm 119:1-24; Isaiah 54; Matthew 2

Today on the podcast, we talk about the gracious promises of God and what the faithful do as they go from spectators to expectators of what God has planned.

Day 172 – The Day to Rejoice

Day 172 – The Day to Rejoice

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 26; Psalm 117-118; Isaiah 53; Matthew 1
Today on the podcast, we talk about God’s presence that goes with us and provides a perspective that allows us to persevere with joy.

Day 171 – God the Father’s Day

Day 171 – God the Father’s Day

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 25; Psalm 116; Isaiah 52; Revelation 22

Today on the podcast, we talk about why Juneteenth matters and Jesus’ REAL emancipation proclamation found in our reading today.

Day 170 – Jesus’ Emancipation Proclamation

Day 170 – Jesus’ Emancipation Proclamation

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 24; Psalm 114-115; Isaiah 51; Revelation 21

Today on the podcast, we talk about why Juneteenth matters and Jesus’ REAL emancipation proclamation found in our reading today.

Day 169 – Only God Can Judge Me

Day 169 – Only God Can Judge Me

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 23; Psalm 112-113; Isaiah 50; Revelation 20

Today on the podcast, we talk about the dreaded day of Judgment and the punishment and rewards dolled out.

Day 168 – The Rightful Object of Worship & Prayer

Day 168 – The Rightful Object of Worship & Prayer

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 22; Psalm 110-111; Isaiah 49; Revelation 19

Today on the podcast, we talk about a harder truth of worship and prayer that may be a real challenge to some brothers and sisters in Christ.

Day 166 – Marvelous Babylon?

Day 166 – Marvelous Babylon?

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 20; Psalm 107; Isaiah 47; Revelation 17

Today on the podcast, we talk about seeing Babylon for who and what she is and not getting lost in marvel.

Day 165 – Angels, Bowls, and Justice

Day 165 – Angels, Bowls, and Justice

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 19; Psalm 106; Isaiah 46; Revelation 16

Today on the podcast, we talk about justice and what is deserved as we explore the judgment of God.

Day 164 – Very Superstitious

Day 164 – Very Superstitious

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 18; Psalm 105; Isaiah 45; Revelation 15

Today on the podcast, we talk about some of the ways of the world we should be careful with as we live the life God has set us apart to live.

Day 163 – Letters for the King

Day 163 – Letters for the King

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 17; Psalm 104; Isaiah 44; Revelation 14

Today on the podcast, we talk about some qualifications set forth for the potential King of Israel and how they can help us in our daily lives.

Day 162 – Don’t Forget to Remember

Day 162 – Don’t Forget to Remember

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 16; Psalm 103; Isaiah 43; Revelation 13

Today on the podcast, we talk about our great need for reminders of truth and taking our thoughts captive.

Day 161 – The Lamb and the Testimony

Day 161 – The Lamb and the Testimony

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 15; Psalm 102; Isaiah 42; Revelation 12

Today on the podcast, we talk about our victory that Jesus’ bought and our participation in the war that God waged on our behalf.

Day 160 – The Redeeming Avenger

Day 160 – The Redeeming Avenger

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 13-14; Psalm 99-101; Isaiah 41; Revelation 11

Today on the podcast, we look at God as our redeemer and discuss the implications of His redemption of us.

Day 159 – How Do We Wait?

Day 159 – How Do We Wait?

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 12; Psalm 97-98; Isaiah 40; Revelation 10

Today on the podcast, we remember the value in waiting and discuss what it looks like as we discuss Isaiah and Revelation.

Day 158 – Persistent or Stubborn?

Day 158 – Persistent or Stubborn?

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 11; Psalm 95-96; Isaiah 39; Revelation 9

Today on the podcast, consider our persistence in God or our stubbornness in our flesh as we look to live like those set apart.

Day 157 – If It Had Not Been For the Lord 🥳

Day 157 – If It Had Not Been For the Lord 🥳

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 10; Psalm 94; Isaiah 38; Revelation 8

Today on the podcast, I celebrate my 43rd birthday as we walk through Psalm 94 and discuss how God practically rescued me. Be encouraged as you reflect on how He has rescued you.

Day 156 – The Trouble with Ignoring Differences

Day 156 – The Trouble with Ignoring Differences

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 9; Psalm 92-93; Isaiah 37; Revelation 7

Today on the podcast, we discuss the trouble with ignoring differences, like ethnicity among others as we look to live in unity.

Day 155 – Defeating Doubt

Day 155 – Defeating Doubt

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 8; Psalm 91; Isaiah 36; Revelation 6

Today on the podcast, we examine our doubts and how we engage with them, as we seek to win the battle of the mind.

Day 154 – Paradox & Promise

Day 154 – Paradox & Promise

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 7; Psalm 90; Isaiah 35; Revelation 5

Today on the podcast, we are reminded that our God is not simple, but a God of complexity and multiple facets. These apparent contradictions only show us the need for open-minded balance.

Day 153 – For Generations to Come

Day 153 – For Generations to Come

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 6; Psalm 89; Isaiah 34; Revelation 4

Today on the podcast, we are reminded that our faith is not simply for and about us, but should flow to the next generation with intentionality.

Day 152 – The Power of the Invitation

Day 152 – The Power of the Invitation

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 5; Psalm 88; Isaiah 33; Revelation 3

Today on the podcast, we think about the invitation and the welcome of the Lord. He is always at the door either opening or knocking.

Day 151 – Bounce Back

Day 151 – Bounce Back

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 4; Psalm 86-87; Isaiah 32; Revelation 2

Today on the podcast, we are challenged to remember our first love and bounce back to the works we once did.

Day 150 – Micro/Macro Jesus

Day 150 – Micro/Macro Jesus

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 3; Psalm 85; Isaiah 31; Revelation 1

Today on the podcast, we step back and look at Jesus in ways that account for how big He truly is, even as He is very intimate with us daily.

Day 149 – The Architect and the Contractor

Day 149 – The Architect and the Contractor

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 2; Psalm 83-84; Isaiah 30; Jude

Today on the podcast, we are reminded that God is STILL in charge. Despite the plans He gives us, they are STILL HIS PLANS.

Day 148 – Near but Far

Day 148 – Near but Far

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 1; Psalm 81-82; Isaiah 29; 3 John
Today on the podcast, we explore our own hypocrisy and look at the places where our hearts betray what our lips might say.

Day 147 – Inheriting Restoration

Day 147 – Inheriting Restoration

Today’s Reading: Numbers 36; Psalm 80; Isaiah 28; 2 John 1

Today on the podcast, we dive into what our TRUE inheritance is and what the day of Jubilee means for us today.

Day 146 –  A 3-Part Exam

Day 146 – A 3-Part Exam

Today’s Reading: Numbers 35; Psalm 79; Isaiah 27; 1 John 5

Today on the podcast, we explore the culminating chapter of 1 John and the three-part test that John lays out for those who are called to God.

Day 145 –  Is It Too Simple?

Day 145 – Is It Too Simple?

Today’s Reading: Numbers 34; Psalm 78:40-72; Isaiah 26; 1 John 4
Today on the podcast, we are working through God’s love and the simplicity of it.

Day 144 –  I See the Resemblance

Day 144 – I See the Resemblance

Today’s Reading: Numbers 33; Psalm 78:1-39; Isaiah 25; 1 John 3
Today on the podcast, we are reminded about what looking like our heavenly Daddy means.

Day 143 –  Providence and Provision (SPECIAL EPISODE)

Day 143 – Providence and Provision (SPECIAL EPISODE)

Today’s Reading: Numbers 32; Psalm 77; Isaiah 24; 1 John 2

Today on the podcast, things are a little different. Rather than the normal format, I share the audio from my IGTV vlog. The episode walks you through a scary moment God used to instruct me on His providence and provision.

Day 142 –  Light Walkers

Day 142 – Light Walkers

Today’s Reading: Numbers 31; Psalm 75-76; Isaiah 23; 1 John 1

Today on the podcast, we discuss the nature of God and the nature of light, and what we as children of God must do as we walk in His light.

Day 141 – Patience is the Virtue of the Strong

Day 141 – Patience is the Virtue of the Strong

Today’s Reading: Numbers 30; Psalm 74; Isaiah 22; 2 Peter 3

Today on the podcast, we dive deeper into the heart of what patience can produce and why it’s so good that God has and leads us into patience.

Day 140 – Spiritual Tofu

Day 140 – Spiritual Tofu

Today’s Reading: Numbers 29; Psalm 73; Isaiah 21; 2 Peter 2

Today on the podcast, we discuss false teachers and how easily we can be led astray.

Day 139 – A Tale of Four Kings

Day 139 – A Tale of Four Kings

Today’s Reading: Numbers 28; Psalm 72; Isaiah 19-20; 2 Peter 1

Today on the podcast, we reflect on a prophetic prayer for a son that we should all live into.

Day 138 – In God’s Time

Day 138 – In God’s Time

Today’s Reading: Numbers 27; Psalm 70-71; Isaiah 17-18; 1 Peter 5

Today on the podcast, we dive into consequences and rewards and the long-term plan of God that is for our good and His glory.

Day 137 – Saved FOR, not FROM Suffering

Day 137 – Saved FOR, not FROM Suffering

Today’s Reading: Numbers 26; Psalm 69; Isaiah 16; 1 Peter 4

Today on the podcast, we are challenged by Peter to examine our relationship with suffering and the cross.

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Day 136 – A Life that Saves

Day 136 – A Life that Saves

Today’s Reading: Numbers 25; Psalm 68; Isaiah 15; 1 Peter 3

Today on the podcast, we are called to look at our Christian conduct as it is a vehicle that the Lord’s Spirit uses to save and transform this world.

Day 135 – Living Stones

Day 135 – Living Stones

Today’s Reading: Numbers 24; Psalm 66-67; Isaiah 14; 1 Peter 2

Today on the podcast, we discuss God’s construction work and what he is building as He uses us to complete the work.

Day 134 – Are You Ready?

Day 134 – Are You Ready?

Today’s Reading: Numbers 23; Psalm 64-65; Isaiah 13; 1 Peter 1

Today on the podcast, we talk about preparation and the battlefield of the mind where the greatest preparation takes place.

Day 133 – Still Chasing?

Day 133 – Still Chasing?

Today’s Reading: Numbers 22; Psalm 62-63; Isaiah 11-12; James 5

Today on the podcast, we talk through God’s challenge to us to examine our motivations and the challenge of our obedience.

Day 132 – Character that Keeps

Day 132 – Character that Keeps

Today’s Reading: Numbers 21; Psalm 60-61; Isaiah 10; James 4

Today on the podcast, we look at giftedness and character and the journey toward getting the most out of our gifts, but not at the expense of our character.

Day 131 – But You Said…

Day 131 – But You Said…

Today’s Reading: Numbers 20; Psalm 58-59; Isaiah 9; James 3

Today on the podcast, we are reminded that God is not like Mom and Dad; he never breaks a promise.

Day 130 – Does My Faith Work?

Day 130 – Does My Faith Work?

Today’s Reading: Numbers 19; Psalm 56-57; Isaiah 8; James 2

Today on the podcast, we are challenged by James to reflect on what our faith is doing.

Day 129 – Two Against One

Day 129 – Two Against One

Today’s Reading: Numbers 17-18; Psalm 55; Isaiah 7; James 1
Today on the podcast, we reflect on single-mindedness vs double-mindedness.

Day 128 – Answering the Call

Day 128 – Answering the Call

Today’s Reading: Numbers 16; Psalm 52-54; Isaiah 6; Hebrews 13

Today on the podcast, we examine the call to the Lord and what God does with those He calls.

Day 127 – All the Way In

Day 127 – All the Way In

Today’s Reading: Numbers 15; Psalm 51; Isaiah 5; Hebrews 12

Today on the podcast, we are looking closely at recognition and repentance of sin as we journey closer to God’s heart.

Day 126 – What Do You See?

Day 126 – What Do You See?

Today’s Reading: Numbers 14; Psalm 50; Isaiah 3-4; Hebrews 11

Today on the podcast, we are challenged to see things through eyes of faith no matter what they look like.

Day 125 – Enjoying Our Privilege

Day 125 – Enjoying Our Privilege

Today’s Reading: Numbers 12-13; Psalm 49; Isaiah 2; Hebrews 10

Today on the podcast, we look at the benefits of our relationship with God through Christ and how we can take more advantage of it.

Day 124 – When Is It Enough?

Day 124 – When Is It Enough?

Today’s Reading: Numbers 11; Psalm 48; Isaiah 1; Hebrews 9

Today on the podcast, we are reminded about the dangers of entitlement and the call to contentment.

Day 123 – Be Still and Know

Day 123 – Be Still and Know

Today’s Reading: Numbers 10; Psalm 46-47; Song of Solomon 8; Hebrews 8

Today on the podcast, we are reminded about God’s supremacy and our need for greater trust.

Day 122 – The Leadership of God

Day 122 – The Leadership of God

Today’s Reading: Numbers 9; Psalm 45; Song of Solomon 7; Hebrews 7

Today on the podcast, we evaluate our decision-making and look to be more obedient in our moves.

Day 121 – Anchored

Day 121 – Anchored

Today’s Reading: Numbers 8; Psalm 44; Song of Solomon 6; Hebrews 6

Today on the podcast, we celebrate that we are not adrift like so much else in the world.

Day 120 – The Friend You Need

Day 120 – The Friend You Need

Today’s Reading: Numbers 7; Psalm 42-43; Song of Solomon 5; Hebrews 5

Today on the podcast, we look at our struggle with identity and emotion, and the power of self-talk.

Day 119 – The Vow

Day 119 – The Vow

Today’s Reading: Numbers 6; Psalm 40-41; Song of Solomon 4; Hebrews 4

Today on the podcast, we discuss the power and the purpose of vows like the Nazarite Vow. How can those vows be a blessing to us today?

Day 118 – Finish the Walk Together

Day 118 – Finish the Walk Together

Today’s Reading: Numbers 5; Psalm 39; Song of Solomon 3; Hebrews 3

Today on the podcast, we talk about perseverance in the faith and our collective responsibility.

Day 116 – Breathe In, Breathe Out

Day 116 – Breathe In, Breathe Out

Today’s Reading: Numbers 3; Psalm 37; Song of Solomon; Hebrews 1
Today on the podcast, we practice the presence of God as we realign our confidence.

Day 115 – The End of the Matter

Day 115 – The End of the Matter

Today’s Reading: Numbers 2; Psalm 36; Ecclesiastes 12; Philemon

Today on the podcast, we determine to take a step back and see the greater perspective of things, to gain a deeper revelation from God.

Day 114 – Every Good Work

Day 114 – Every Good Work

Today’s Reading: Numbers 1; Psalm 35; Ecclesiastes 11; Titus 3

Today on the podcast, we look at the good work that God calls us into and that which we are to insist against.

Day 112 – Time to Step Up

Day 112 – Time to Step Up

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 26; Psalm 33; Ecclesiastes 9; Titus 1

Today on the podcast, we discuss what Biblical eldership looks like and how that is a blessing to us all.

Day 111 – Resting, Releasing, Rejoicing

Day 111 – Resting, Releasing, Rejoicing

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 25; Psalm 32; Ecclesiastes 8; 2 Timothy 4

Today on the podcast, we explore the Sabbath Year and the Year of Jubilee as we look to unearth the gem that is rest in Jesus as proclaimed from beginning to end of the Bible.

Day 110 – Rock and Refuge

Day 110 – Rock and Refuge

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 24; Psalm 31; Ecclesiastes 7; 2 Timothy 3

Today on the podcast, we meditate on God as our rock and refuge and how important that is in the midst of the significant callings He places on us.

Day 109 – Fantastic Feasts

Day 109 – Fantastic Feasts

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 23; Psalm 30; Ecclesiastes 6; 2 Timothy 2

Today on the podcast, we look at the holy Appointed feasts that God gave the Israelites and see how we can be blessed by knowing and possibly observing them.

Day 108 – Taking Hold of the Right Spirit

Day 108 – Taking Hold of the Right Spirit

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 22; Psalm 28-29; Ecclesiastes 5; 2 Timothy 1

Today on the podcast, we are challenged to reject fear in our quest to stay faithful to the loving and powerful delivery of truth.

Day 107 – We Fight Together

Day 107 – We Fight Together

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 21; Psalm 26-27; Ecclesiastes 4; 1 Timothy 6

Today we are challenged to prioritize community as we struggle to stand with God on behalf of justice and righteousness.

Day 106 – Who’s Your Travel Agent?

Day 106 – Who’s Your Travel Agent?

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 20; Psalm 25; Ecclesiastes 3; 1 Timothy 5

Today we reflect on Ecclesiastes and the thought of living life between point A and point B.

Day 105 – Lacking Nothing

Day 105 – Lacking Nothing

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 19; Psalm 23-24; Ecclesiastes 2; 1 Timothy 4

Today we evaluate lack in an eternal perspective and resolve to trust the Shepherd.

Day 104 – Under the Sun?

Day 104 – Under the Sun?

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 18; Psalm 22; Ecclesiastes 1; 1 Timothy 3

Today we look at our perspective and the impact that has on the significance and meaning we find in life.

Day 103 – Rise Up & Stand Firm

Day 103 – Rise Up & Stand Firm

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 17; Psalm 20-21; Proverbs 31; 1 Timothy 2

Today we reflect on hope and how we rise up and stand firm.

Day 101 – No Revelation?

Day 101 – No Revelation?

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 15; Psalm 18; Proverbs 29; 2 Thessalonians 3

Today we reflect on the importance and impact of revelation from God.

Day 100 – The Wicked & The Poor

Day 100 – The Wicked & The Poor

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 14; Psalm 17; Proverbs 28; 2 Thessalonians 2

Today we discuss another of God’s many reminders about his love for Justice and the Poor.

Day 99 – Kingdom Relationships

Day 99 – Kingdom Relationships

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 13; Psalm 15-16; Proverbs 27; 2 Thessalonians 1

Today we are exploring kingdom relationships and the value that we gain when we commit to one another.

Day 98 – Get Real

Day 98 – Get Real

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 11-12; Psalm 13-14; Proverbs 26; 1 Thessalonians 5

Today we are encouraged that no matter what we are going through we can give it to God in prayer.

Day 97 – Humility or Self Deprecation?

Day 97 – Humility or Self Deprecation?

Today’s Reading: Leviticus10; Psalm 11-12; Proverbs 25; 1 Thessalonians 4

Today we are reminded that neither pride nor low self-esteem is God’s plan for us. This dangerous see-saw is one we need to get ourselves off of today.

Day 96 – Get Back Up

Day 96 – Get Back Up

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 9; Psalm 10; Proverbs 24; 1 Thessalonians 3

Today we are reminded that trouble is going to come but that those who are the Lord’s have a way through it.

Day 95 – A New Ordination

Day 95 – A New Ordination

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 8; Psalm 9; Proverbs 23; 1 Thessalonians 2

Today we look for ways to keep our resurrected mindsets and find life in God’s word as we look upon a special priestly ordination.

Day 94 – A LIVING HOPE

Day 94 – A LIVING HOPE

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 7; Psalm 7-8; Proverbs 22; 1 Thessalonians 1

This Easter evening on the podcast we examine our ability to wait as those who have a living hope.

Day 93 – Plan, Trust, Go

Day 93 – Plan, Trust, Go

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 6; Psalm 5-6; Proverbs 21; Colossians 4

Today I discuss the tension between stillness and activity and what faithfulness looks like living life in the dark day in between.

Day 91 – Where Are You Planted?

Day 91 – Where Are You Planted?

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 4; Psalm 1-2; Proverbs 19; Colossians 2

Today we stop at the feet of Jesus and chew on his word in Psalm 1.

Day 90 – For THIS I Toil

Day 90 – For THIS I Toil

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 2-3; John 21; Proverbs 18; Colossians 1

Today we are reminded that life comes with toil, but as followers of Jesus there is a specific toil in which we are called to engage.

Day 89 – What Will It Take?

Day 89 – What Will It Take?

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 1; John 20; Proverbs 17; Philippians 4

Today we reflect on our hope level and expectancy. What does it take for you to rejoice?

Day 88 – Planning and Pressing

Day 88 – Planning and Pressing

Today’s Reading: Exodus 40; John 19; Proverbs 16; Philippians 3

Today we are reminded about goals, decisions, and the importance of steps we take in life.

Day 87 – Three Questions Pondered

Day 87 – Three Questions Pondered

Today’s Reading: Exodus 39; John 18; Proverbs 15; Philippians 2

Today we slow down and look at Jesus and evaluate 3 broken ways of responding to Him.

Day 86 – Suffer in Solidarity

Day 86 – Suffer in Solidarity

Today’s Reading: Exodus 38; John 17; Proverbs 14; Philippians 1

Today we discuss Jesus’ prayer in the garden, Paul’s instructions to the church in Philippi, and our need for unity in suffering for Christ.

Day 85 – Check Your Circle

Day 85 – Check Your Circle

Today’s Reading: Exodus 37; John 16; Proverbs 13; Ephesians 6

Today we discuss the importance of who you walk with. Their wisdom or foolishness will ultimately influence you to your benefit or detriment.

Day 84 – ABIDE or DIE

Day 84 – ABIDE or DIE

Today’s Reading: Exodus 36; John 15; Proverbs 12; Ephesians 5

Today we discuss the significance of resting in Jesus. In John 15, He makes some very clear claims about what the results of lacking connection with Him are.

Day 83 – Every Joint Matters

Day 83 – Every Joint Matters

Today’s Reading: Exodus 35; John 14; Proverbs 11; Ephesians 4

Today we discuss the importance of unity, and our role we play in the building of the church.

Day 82 – Ask or Think

Day 82 – Ask or Think

Today’s Reading: Exodus 34; John 13; Proverbs 10; Ephesians 3

Today we discuss our need to believe God when He says he can do amazing things IN us and THROUGH us.

Day 81 – Wisdom’s Table

Day 81 – Wisdom’s Table

Today’s Reading: Exodus 33; John 12; Proverbs 9; Ephesians 2

Today we discuss our need for humility as we seek to be ones that answer wisdom’s call to come and eat.

Day 80 – Wait for Only Him

Today’s Reading: Exodus 32; John 11; Proverbs 8; Ephesians 1

Today we are reminded of the need to wait and wait and never stop waiting on God. Our allegiance only belongs to Him.

Day 79 – Hear, Know & Follow

Day 79 – Hear, Know & Follow

Today’s Reading: Exodus 31; John 10; Proverbs 7; Galatians 6

Today, we examine our lives as God’s sheep and discuss ways to listen closely, know intimately, and follow obediently.

Day 78 – Free for What?

Day 78 – Free for What?

Today’s Reading: Exodus 30; John 10; Proverbs 6; Galatians 5

Today Paul reminded us of our freedom in Christ and its ultimate purpose.

Day 77 – Paternity Test

Day 77 – Paternity Test

Today’s Reading: Exodus 29; John 9; Proverbs 5; Galatians 4

Today Jesus will remind us about the importance of resembling our Daddy.

Day 76 – A Heart Condition

Day 76 – A Heart Condition

Today’s Reading: Exodus 28; John 7; Proverbs 4; Galatians 3

Today we are reminded about the importance of guarding our heart in order to walk in life and not death.

Day 75 – Whole Life Transformation

Day 75 – Whole Life Transformation

Today’s Reading: Exodus 27; John 6; Proverbs 3; Galatians 2

Today we are reminded about the distinction between life in the law and life in Christ. We either live life in one or the other.

Day 74 – The Garden Trail of Wisdom

Day 74 – The Garden Trail of Wisdom

Today's Reading: Exodus 26; John 5; Proverbs 2; Galatians 1 Today we are reminded about the value of wisdom...and more importantly God’s wisdom, the only true wisdom. We will find that His wisdom blesses every aspect of our lives if we seek it. Subscribe, rate &...

Day 73 – WorshipToGo

Day 73 – WorshipToGo

Today’s Reading: Exodus 25; John 4; Proverbs 1; 2 Corinthians 13

Today we are reminded about the evolution of God’s presence with His people and called to elevate the understanding of His presence now present within us, His mobile temple.

Day 72 – The Only Stance

Day 72 – The Only Stance

Today’s Reading: Exodus 24; John 3; Job 42; 2 Corinthians 12

Today we are directed to rightly stand before God. There is only one true stance that those who revere Him can take. It is a humbled one.

Day 71 – It’s For OUR Own Good

Day 71 – It’s For OUR Own Good

Today’s Reading: Exodus 23; John 2; Job 41; 2 Corinthians 11

Today we are challenged to remember that the law while does not govern us can still be of value to us and all those among us.

Day 70 – Fight the Echo

Day 70 – Fight the Echo

Today’s Reading: Exodus 22; John 1; Job 40; 2 Corinthians 10

Today we are challenged to remember the war that we are in and the army we are a part of as we battle on.

Day 69 – Hard to Believe

Day 69 – Hard to Believe

Today’s Reading: Exodus 21; Luke 24; Job 39; 2 Corinthians 9

Today we are challenged to check our level of belief/unbelief and be one of those that races to the tomb.

Day 68 – Reclaiming Awesome

Day 68 – Reclaiming Awesome

Today’s Reading: Exodus 20; Luke 23; Job 38; 2 Corinthians 8

Today we are reminded about God’s truly awesome nature and our need for a mediator.

Day 67 – Good Grief!

Day 67 – Good Grief!

Today’s Reading: Exodus 19; Luke 22; Job 37; 2 Corinthians 7

Today we are reminded that not all sorrow and grief is to be regretted or rejected. What is the value of grief?

Day 66 – Jesus Sees It!

Day 66 – Jesus Sees It!

Today’s Reading: Exodus 18; Luke 21; Job 36; 2 Corinthians 6

Today we are reminded that Jesus not only gives us finances to steward but sees how we steward it. This one challenged me.

Day 64 – The Power to Persevere

Day 64 – The Power to Persevere

Today’s Reading: Exodus 16; Luke 19; Job 34; 2 Corinthians 4

Today we are reminded of our unworthiness of the ministry as evidenced by God‘s mercy as well as the supremacy of the call above even the ministry that we read of Moses and Exodus.

Day 63 – Quick to Sing

Day 63 – Quick to Sing

Today’s Reading: Exodus 15; Luke 18; Job 33; 2 Corinthians 3

In today’s episode, we remember to stop, SHOUT, and SING God’s praises.

Day 62 – A New Response

Day 62 – A New Response

Today’s Reading: Exodus 14; Luke 17; Job 32; 2 Corinthians 2

In today’s episode, we discuss the conditioned responses we often have and how God may be inviting us into a new response as he works his glory out in our midst.

Day 61 – A Portrait of the Unjust

Day 61 – A Portrait of the Unjust

Today’s Reading: Exodus 13; Luke 16; Job 31; 2 Corinthians 1

In today’s episode, we get some thoughts from Job on what it would look like if we lived in ways that were contrary to God’s word. Let us examine these and determine to go the other way.

Day 60 – Who Cares About Passover?

Day 60 – Who Cares About Passover?

Today’s Reading: Exodus 12; Luke 15; Job 30; 1 Corinthians 16

In today’s episode, we reflect on Passover and look at what it meant to the Jews and what it might mean for us today.

Day 59 – Walking Away & Walking To

Day 59 – Walking Away & Walking To

Today’s Reading: Exodus 11; Luke 14; Job 29; 1 Corinthians 15

In today’s episode, we are reminded to count the cost of discipleship as we look at what we must walk away from and walk toward in order to be Jesus’ disciple.

Day 58 – The Hunt for God’s Wisdom

Day 58 – The Hunt for God’s Wisdom

Today’s Reading: Exodus 10; Luke 13; Job 28; 1 Corinthians 14

In today’s episode, we are looking deeper into wisdom and understanding as God defines it. What is at its root and where can it be found?

Day 57 – The Way of Love

Day 57 – The Way of Love

Today’s Reading: Exodus 9; Luke 12; Job 27; 1 Corinthians 13

In today’s episode, we are challenged to pursue the greatest of ALL gifts: Love. No matter what else is true of us, if we don’t live from a place of love, we are not truly living.

Day 56 – No Middle Road

Day 56 – No Middle Road

Today’s Reading: Exodus 8; Luke 11; Job 25-26; 1 Corinthians 12

In today’s episode, we are reminded of the simple choices that we have. Jesus or everything else. There is no choosing both, nor any middle territory between the two.

Day 55 –  Here, at Hand, and Coming

Day 55 – Here, at Hand, and Coming

Today’s Reading: Exodus 7; Luke 10; Job 24; 1 Corinthians 11

In today’s episode, we dive a bit into the understanding of the Kingdom of God and its implications today while we anticipate its ultimate coming.

Day 54 –  Humility Chases Unity

Day 54 – Humility Chases Unity

Today’s Reading: Exodus 6; Luke 9; Job 23; 1 Corinthians 10
In today’s episode, we receive the rebuke Jesus gives the disciples as we are challenged to understand Church Unity in a new way.

Day 53 –  Jesus’ Relational Spectrum

Day 53 – Jesus’ Relational Spectrum

Today’s Reading: Exodus 5; Luke 8; Job 22; 1 Corinthians 9

In today’s episode, we dive deeper into evaluating our investment and intimacy level with Jesus and with those we are discipling and being discipled by.

Day 52 –  Don’t Reject the Call

Day 52 – Don’t Reject the Call

Today’s Reading: Exodus 4; Luke 7; Job 21; 1 Corinthians 8

In today’s episode, we spend a second episode at the Mission of God and the calling of Moses, while exploring the implications that has on how we engage with the calling of God.

Day 51 –  Called & Sent vs. Going

Day 51 – Called & Sent vs. Going

Today’s Reading: Exodus 3; Luke 6; Job 20; 1 Corinthians 7
In today’s episode, we take a peek at the Mission of God and the calling of Moses, while exploring the implications that has on how we engage with the calling of God.

Day 50 –  God Hears, Remembers, Sees and Knows

Day 50 – God Hears, Remembers, Sees and Knows

Today’s Reading: Exodus 2; Luke 5; Job 19; 1 Corinthians 6

In today’s episode, we look at the beginning of Moses’ story and the plight of the Israelites. We are reminded about God’s posture toward His people.

Day 49 –  Get Your House In Order

Day 49 – Get Your House In Order

Today’s Reading: Exodus 1; Luke 4; Job 18; 1 Corinthians 5

In today’s episode, we take a look at the importance of getting our own house in order and preparing for what God has planned as we obey him.

Day 48 –  Powerful Fruit

Day 48 – Powerful Fruit

Today’s Reading: Genesis 50; Luke 3; Job 16-17; 1 Corinthians 4

In today’s episode, we are encouraged to evaluate what fruit we are producing. Is it fruit that demonstrates repentance and the power of the Kingdom in our lives?

Day 47 –  You and Me vs. Us

Day 47 – You and Me vs. Us

Today’s Reading: Genesis 49; Luke 2; Job 15; 1 Corinthians 3
In today’s episode, we are reminded that God is not only seeking to save you and me, but us.

Day 46 –  Life in the Wild

Day 46 – Life in the Wild

Today’s Reading: Genesis 48; Luke 1:39-80; Job 14; 1 Corinthians 2

In today’s episode, we consider what life in the wild could possibly teach and look at how God is preparing us today.

Day 45 –  Real Power/Real Wisdom

Day 45 – Real Power/Real Wisdom

Today’s Reading: Genesis 47; Luke 1:1-38; Job 13; 1 Corinthians 1

In today’s episode, we are challenged to consider what power we rely on and what wisdom we look to. Are we missing real power and real wisdom?

Day 44 –  Where Credit Is Due

Day 44 – Where Credit Is Due

Today’s Reading: Genesis 46; Mark 16; Job 12; Romans 16

In today’s episode, we recognize that it is so important to give credit where credit is due. Job sees this as well as Paul. Let us be challenged to do the same and celebrate those who deserve recognition.

Day 43 –  A Redeemed Perspective

Day 43 – A Redeemed Perspective

Today’s Reading: Genesis 45; Mark 15; Job 11; Romans 15

In today’s episode, we reflect on forgiveness and what happens when God totally transforms the way you look at life and suffering.

Day 42 –  Freedom to Indulge?

Day 42 – Freedom to Indulge?

Today’s Reading: Genesis 44; Mark 14; Job 10; Romans 14

In today’s episode, we explore Paul’s challenge surrounding freedom and love. Where does our freedom end and our love for one another begin?

Day 41 –  No More Snoozing

Day 41 – No More Snoozing

Today’s Reading: Genesis 43; Mark 13; Job 9; Romans 13

In today’s episode, we are challenged by God regarding our attentiveness to spiritual realities.

Day 40 –  The Things That Are God’s

Day 40 – The Things That Are God’s

Today’s Reading: Genesis 42; Mark 12; Job 8; Romans 12
In today’s episode, we are reminded of the difference between ownership and stewardship. Whose are you?

Day 39 –  Truth Without Discernment

Day 39 – Truth Without Discernment

Today’s Reading: Genesis 41; Mark 11; Job 7; Romans 11

In today’s episode, we continue our discussion on knowledge of God as seen today in Job looking at the discernment needed to truly minister to a hurting world.

Day 38 –  Real Zeal

Day 38 – Real Zeal

Today’s Reading: Genesis 40; Mark 10; Job 6; Romans 10

In today’s episode, we dive deeper into Paul’s understanding of what the Jews were lacking and contemplate wherein we may be lacking the same.

Day 37 –  The Power of “With”

Day 37 – The Power of “With”

Today's Reading: Genesis 39; Mark 9; Job 5; Romans 9  In today’s episode, we stop and marvel at the power of God’s presence in the midst of our struggle. Sometimes, more important than what we do is simply who we do it with. Subscribe, rate, share, & leave a...

Day 36 –  Recognition & Remembrance

Day 36 – Recognition & Remembrance

Today’s Reading: Genesis 38; Mark 8; Job 4; Romans 8

In today’s episode, we see some parallels between the disciples and our own inabilities toward remembering who God is and heeding his warnings.

Day 35 –  What’s My Motivation?

Day 35 – What’s My Motivation?

Today’s Reading: Genesis 37; Mark 7; Job 3; Romans 7

In today’s episode, we slow down in the story of Joseph and contemplate our motivations as we pursue justice & righteousness.

Day 34 –  The Best Chains

Day 34 – The Best Chains

Today’s Reading: Genesis 35—36; Mark 6; Job 2; Romans 6

In today’s reading, we are challenged in Romans to check our relationship status with our sin in our quest for greater holiness.

Day 33 –  Hopeful Suffering

Day 33 – Hopeful Suffering

Today’s Reading: Genesis 34; Mark 5; Job 1; Romans 5
In today’s episode, we have the great challenge of trusting God in trials and remaining hopeful through His enduring strength within us.

Day 32 –  Good Dirt?

Day 32 – Good Dirt?

Today’s Reading: Genesis 33; Mark 4; Esther 9—10; Romans 4

In today’s episode, we reflect on not great preaching but great hearing. Check your dirt, baby.

Day 31 –  Righteous Relationship

Day 31 – Righteous Relationship

Today’s Reading: Genesis 32; Mark 3; Esther 8; Romans 3

In today’s episode, we take a quick look at religion vs. relationship and the life that Jesus calls us into.
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Day 30 – #NewCreationChallenge

Day 30 – #NewCreationChallenge

Today’s Reading: Genesis 31; Mark 2; Esther 7; Romans 2
In today’s reading, God highlighted a need for us to look at the traditions and habits of our old ways in light of his new kingdom.
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Day 29 –  God’s Checks Don’t Bounce

Day 29 – God’s Checks Don’t Bounce

Today’s Reading: Genesis 30; Mark 1; Esther 6; Romans 1

In today’s episode, we explore our righteousness in light of God’s holiness and the power and sovereignty of God that knows no bounds.

Day 28 –  What Are You Sowing?

Day 28 – What Are You Sowing?

Today’s Reading: Genesis 29; Matthew 28; Esther 5; Acts 28

In today’s podcast I encourage us to consider what we are putting into the ground, what we are sowing into our lives.
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Day 27 –  Providence & Courage

Day 27 – Providence & Courage

Today’s Reading: Genesis 28; Matthew 27; Esther 4; Acts 27
In today’s reading, I was struck by God’s timing and the courage to step up and stand in the gap for others.

Day 26 –  His Plan, Our Role

Day 26 – His Plan, Our Role

In today’s podcast, we see a theme of God’s sovereignty running through it all. Despite the sinful decisions of man, God is determined to get glory.
Are we determined to play our role?

Day 25 –  The Shepherd and His Sheep

Day 25 – The Shepherd and His Sheep

Today’s Reading: Genesis 26; Matthew 25; Esther 2; Acts 25

In today’s podcast, we focus on Mathew 25 and how he wants to understand another layer of his identity as the Good Shepherd and as such what it looks like to be one of His sheep. 

Day 24 –  The Ready & Enduring Way

Day 24 – The Ready & Enduring Way

Today’s Reading: Genesis 25; Matthew 24; Esther 1; Acts 24

In today’s reading, we are reminded about keeping our minds set on eternal importance vs short-sightedness. Patient endurance is the stance of the true Church of Jesus.

Day 23 –  A Dangerous Loss

Day 23 – A Dangerous Loss

Today’s Reading: Genesis 24; Matthew 23; Nehemiah 13; Acts 23

In today’s reading, we are challenged to check our perspective and pause & evaluate the state of things within us against God’s perspective and priorities.

Day 22 –  Are We Set Apart?

Day 22 – Are We Set Apart?

Today’s Reading: Genesis 23; Matthew 22; Nehemiah 12; Acts 22

In today’s reading, be reminded of the importance of knowing your citizenship and knowing whose you are.

Day 21 –  A Ram in the Bush

Day 21 – A Ram in the Bush

Today’s Reading: Genesis 22; Matthew 21; Nehemiah 11; Acts 21

In today’s reading, we are greatly challenged on how strong our faith and obedience is. Knowing that God has given us all things, what would we still withhold from God?

Day 20 –  Lead the Way to Repentance & Renewal

Day 20 – Lead the Way to Repentance & Renewal

Today’s Reading: Genesis 21; Matthew 20; Nehemiah 10; Acts 20

In today’s reading, we see the importance of living a life that demonstrates the truth of the Gospel and that effectively partners with God’s word to point people to Him.

Day 19 –  Noone is Good

Day 19 – Noone is Good

Today’s Reading: Genesis 20; Matthew 19; Nehemiah 9; Acts 19

In today’s reading, we are confronted by the hard truth that we are not good people. Noone is good. So how then can we be saved?

Day 18 –  Small is the New Great

Day 18 – Small is the New Great

Today’s Reading: Genesis 19; Matthew 18; Nehemiah 8; Acts 18

In today’s reading, we get reminded about God’s call for humility and meekness as we get a clear image of what greatness is in the Kingdom of God. Hint: It looks nothing like the world would expect.

Day 17 –  Stop Our Underestimation

Day 17 – Stop Our Underestimation

Today’s Reading: Genesis 18; Matthew 17; Nehemiah 7; Acts 17

In today’s reading, we are challenged to see the state of our faith for what it is and allow God to strengthen it.

Day 16 – Real Freedom

Day 16 – Real Freedom

Today’s Reading: Genesis 17; Matthew 16; Nehemiah 6; Acts 16

In today’s reading, we get a great picture of what real freedom looks like. In our American context, many of us might be challenged and surprised by the applications of that reality.

Day 15 – Wait for His Way

Day 15 – Wait for His Way

Today’s Reading: Genesis 16; Matthew 15; Nehemiah 5; Acts 15

In today’s reading, we see a clear example of what happens when we get impatient and get out ahead of God. Can we wait long enough to see Him fulfill His promise or will we rush and just go after it our way?

Day 14 – God Fights For Us, Will You?

Day 14 – God Fights For Us, Will You?

Today’s Reading: Genesis 15, Matthew 14, Nehemiah 4, Acts 14

In today’s reading, we are challenged to recognize, remember and resolve in the midst of serious warfare. Are you ready for the battle?

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Day 13 – Of Priests and Kings

Day 13 – Of Priests and Kings

Today’s Reading: Genesis 14, Matthew 13, Nehemiah 3, Acts 13

In today’s reading we meet a priest, hear about a kingdom, and are reminded that we have a role to play related to both.

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Day 12 – Lament, Repent, Pray & Work

Day 12 – Lament, Repent, Pray & Work

Today’s Reading: Genesis 13, Matthew 13, Nehemiah 2, Acts 12

In today’s reading we are reminded as we look at the state of things in the world, and in our country, that God is looking for his people to lament, repent, pray, and be strengthened for the good work.

Day 11 – Living on the Promise

Day 11 – Living on the Promise

Today’s Reading: Genesis 12, Matthew 11, Nehemiah 1, Acts 11

In today’s reading, we have a reminder of the core instruction of a walk with God: trust and obey. We discover promises of God, invitations into the blessed life He offers if we would simply trust and obey.

Day 10 – The Power of One

Day 10 – The Power of One

Today’s Reading: Genesis 11, Matthew 10, Ezra 10, Acts 10

In today’s reading, we see the power of unity and oneness. God through these separate passages helps to weave a study of the significance and danger of allegiance.

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Day 9 – Love Covers

Day 9 – Love Covers

Today’s Reading: Genesis 9-10, Matthew 9, Ezra 9, Acts 9

In today’s reading, we discover the symbolism of the rainbow and contrasting ways we can respond to the sin of others in light of the way Jesus responded to our sin.

Day 8 – God Remembers His People

Day 8 – God Remembers His People

Today’s Reading: Genesis 8, Matthew 8, Ezra 8, Acts 8

In today’s reading, we are reminded of god’s ever-faithful presence and that even in the midst of trials, He remembers His people. 

Day 7 – City on a Hill?

Day 7 – City on a Hill?

Today’s Reading: Genesis 7, Matthew 7, Ezra 7, Acts 7

This is a special episode being released in the morning to encourage a day of prayer and fasting. We are God’s people and as such we must be people of the Truth, Love, and Righteousness. We must heal, but we must first turn away from lies, idolatry and all manner of evil in our reclaiming the Spirit of God as our true leader and no one else.

This is a hard but important episode.
Let us pray, Church.

Day 6 – The Eyes of the Lord

Day 6 – The Eyes of the Lord

Today’s Reading: Genesis 6, Matthew 6, Ezra 6, Acts 6

It is easy for believers to fall into the trap of living life for the opinions of those around us, but in today’s reading, we see some clear examples and instructions for focusing on the eyes of the Lord instead of the eyes of men and women.

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Day 5 – Under What Authority?

Day 5 – Under What Authority?

Today’s Reading: Genesis 5, Matthew 5, Ezra 5, Acts 5

Confidence in the authority you have goes a long way toward living a life blessed by God.
What does living a life with God and under His authority truly look like?

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Day 4 – It Is Written

Day 4 – It Is Written

Today’s Reading: Genesis 4, Matthew 4, Ezra 4, Acts 4

God has testing planned for us all. Will we pass the tests and be strengthened is the real question? The way forward is not only in the Word, but it IS the Word.
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Day 3 – Did God Actually Say?

Day 3 – Did God Actually Say?

Genesis 3, Matthew 3, Acts 3, Ezra 3

Knowing God’s word and where our justification lies are keys to living out the Christian life we mustn’t forget. Let’s be reminded today.
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Day 2 – What Are You Wearing?

Day 2 – What Are You Wearing?

Genesis 2, Matthew 2, Ezra 2, Acts 2

One of the greatest characteristics of God’s people should be humility.
We see it in our beginnings as mankind was formed as well as when the Church was formed.
Let’s chat about it this evening.

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Day 1 – Freedom to Begin the Work

Day 1 – Freedom to Begin the Work

Genesis 1, Matthew 1, Ezra 1, & Acts 1
Being declared free and living free are two different things.
Will we use our freedom to partner with the work of God on the temple of God?

Day 0 – Let’s Get Committed

Day 0 – Let’s Get Committed

  2 Chronicles 34, Revelation 20, Malachi 2, Psalm 148 Remember what has been forgotten.Seek that which has been lost.DO NOT NEGLECT HIS WORD. Pray that we would commit ourselves again to God’s ways and His word.

Introduction to Five by the Fire

Introduction to Five by the Fire

This podcast was created to encourage God's people in the daily pursuit of Him through His word. Each episode will be a very brief spiritual nugget referencing a passage taken from that day’s reading in the M‘Cheyne Bible reading plan.

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