1. Jewels for the Journey

Day 1Jewels for the Journey

Exo 3:21 And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:
Exo 3:22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put [them] upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.
  1. God Bestows His Favor Upon Me
  2. God Bestows His Fortune Upon Me
  3. God Bestows His Freedom Upon Me

In the space below thank him for his wonderful Jewels for the Journey. He has blessed us with blessings that would drain the pens of men if we were to write them down, the world very well could run out of paper if we were to note how good our God has been to each one of his blessed children:

Journal Notes:

Quote:

"The dreadful dead; of dark midnight."

William Shakespeare


71. Running the Race

Day 71Running the Race

Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

The Christian life is a lot like distant running, we must prepare ourselves to run just as the long distance runner, he has to run with patience. I ran a marathon in 1989, I will never forget the energy of some at the start of the race, some were laughing, and some were running backwards and taunting other runners. I thought I was in trouble because I did not sense that I had their energy, as we went past the ten mile marker those that taunted had quit taunting, the backwards runner was lagging behind. As we went past the 24 mile marker, people were lying on the sidewalk; the backwards runner was finished, he was laying down holding his belly. I finished my race with joy, I didn't win the race but I did finish the race!!!

  1. We Must Find Our Course
  2. We Must Finish Our Course

We must prepare ourselves to run, and then we should run realizing God wants us to run. In the space below ask God to help you find your particular place to run:

Journal Notes:

Quote:

"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

Carl W. Buechner


75. What Is Truth

Day 75What Is Truth

Joh 18:38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault [at all].

In your life do you accept the word of God to be the truth of God? How important is this book in your life, do you often go to it for direction, when faced with conflict can this book help you? In our day to day living we need a set standard to lead us in living straight, because most of this world is living so crooked!!!

  1. The Doubters of Truth
  2. The Definition of Truth
  3. The Demands of Truth
  4. The Disciples of Truth

In the space below ask God to help you understand the importance of his word in your life; ask him to help you be receptive to its leading. If we will allow him, this standard will never lead us down crooked paths:

Journal Notes:

Quote:

"Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar when I put out to sea."

Lord Alfred Tennyson


149. He Is in the Book

Day 149He Is in the Book

Heb 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

If we search the scriptures with the intention of finding Jesus, we will also find him in the life of Moses. He is that rock that was smitten; he is the rock that followed the children of Israel around in the wilderness. Jesus can be found as the Captain that confronted Joshua as he headed to overtake Jericho. If we continue our search he is found in the book of Ruth, he is the Kinsman Redeemer that offered handfuls of purpose to the little Moabitesh woman, Jesus is our Boaz.

If we keep on walking through the scriptures he is the fourth man found walking in the fire. If we smell the flowers in the Song of Solomon, he is the Lily of our Valleys, he is my Rose of Sharon, he is my Banner of Love, and he escorts me to the banqueting table. If we look out our windows we see him peeking in through the lattice, he is playing peek-a-boo with his bride.

  1. The Scriptures Openly Portray Him
  2. The Scriptures Secretly Portray Him
  3. The Scriptures Mysteriously Portray Him

In the space below ask God to allow you to see Jesus as you read the Bible:

Journal Notes:

Quote:

"All seems infected that the infected spy, as all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye."

Alexander Pope


296. What Is Man to God?

Day 296What Is Man to God?

Job 7:17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

Even though Job is at his wits end, he also knows that God loves him and will not over step the boundaries of this eternal love. He proposes a question, about how God chooses to magnify man and how God sets his heart upon man. If we were to place value upon all of God's creation, what would we deem as the pinnacle of creation? God magnifies man more than all of the stars in the sky. God magnifies man over all of the most beautiful seas and oceans across this vast earth. You can look at all of the animals upon the face of this earth and God magnifies man more than any of them. God set his heart upon us and loved us enough that he allowed his only son to die upon Calvary for all of us. I dare say that this is the pinnacle of love.

  1. God's Longing for Man
  2. God's Love for Man
  3. God's Life for Man

Journal Notes:

Quote:

"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly."

Sam Keen