What God Has Been Teaching Me Lately XXXIX (39)…

umbrella (8-18-15)

Greetings My Friends~

As a simple pilgrim following Jesus through the rainforests and deserts of this earthly life, I would like to humbly share some of what God has been bubbling up in my mind/heart lately.

I pray that these thoughts are cushions in your shoes, balm to your burns, umbrellas for the rain, and shade to the scorching heat as you too follow the Lord Jesus each day.

(please click on the Bible books/chapters/verses below to read the actual Scripture passages)

(July 16th–31st, 2015)


Representing Jesus

Lord Jesus, please help me each day to take selfless-ies,
passing out photos of You
through my words & actions of Truth, grace & sacrificial love.

2 Corinthians 5:18-21



Jesus didnt allow others to push Him around—
neither down off a cliff (Luke 4:29-30)
or up on a pedestal (John 6:15);
He pushed on to the Cross.



  • No matter what physical/emotional/financial/relational challenges we are currently facing,
    we face the even more serious spiritual challenge of our own sinful nature.

Genesis 4:7

  • For many, we must be appalled at our sin
    so we can appeal to the Savior
    for forgiveness.
  • We will see how amazing Jesus’ Cross is
    as the Holy Spirit helps us see how vile our sin is.
    Let’s not run from the latter…


The Bible

Please don’t just use the Bible for strategies to live successfully;
use the Bible for help to receive Jesus’ free gift of forgiveness, love, grace & new life!

2 Timothy 3:15


Following Jesus Daily

  • As we water the lawn of our lives each day with Jesus’ Living Water,
    others will see how green Jesus can make their lives if they will let Him!

Jeremiah 2:13; John 4:10; John 7:38; Revelation 7:17

  • My only regret is that i have but one earthly life to give as a thank You for my Savior Jesus…


Proper Focus

  • Lord Jesus, please help us to live IN this world but live FOR the next world;
    help us to give away earthly treasures but send ahead heavenly ones!

Matthew 6:19-21


The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit’s fire

lights up the dark,
warms the cold,
refines the golden,
destroys the temporary
& baptizes the repentant (Luke 3:16).


Maturity & Blessings

As we mature in Christ,
maybe we don’t necessarily get more (quantity) blessings
but appreciate more (quality) the blessings we already have.

Philippians 4:12



  • Got issues with God?
    First, accept His free subscription offer of forgiveness through Jesus!
  • When we declare our GUILT to Jesus at the foot of the Cross,
    He declares us INNOCENT! YES!

1 Corinthians 7:8-11


Contentment/Relationship With God

Holy Spirit, help me, not so much to have what I want but to want Who I have…You!

Psalm 27:4; Psalm 42:1-2


Daily Life

Holy Spirit, please help us to see the miraculous eternal significance of our mundane earthly service.

Galatians 6:9



Pastors—once a month clean the toilets at the local church where you serve.
Humbly kneeling at the pooper helps us humbly stand in the pulpit.

Luke 22:25-27