November 4, 2021

Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

How many times have you called out to God to help you in the past?

How many of those times did you stop and wait for God to answer before rushing off and doing something else?

God wants to commune with us – which means we need to talk to Him, but also need to stop and wait for Him to talk back to us through whatever means He takes!

November 3, 2021

Luke 14:26 If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters – yes, even their own life – such a person cannot be my disciple.

Don’t think of these words as meaning “love a little less” instead of “hate” because that detracts from the true meaning of these words.

Christ is talking to the masses here and using these words to tell people one of the biggest obstacles to loving God is the so-called love some of us think of to do with families...

God wants us to love everyone, including friends and families, but to love them with Christian love and not family feud style “love!”

November 2, 2021

Luke 14:24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.

We all have been invited to a banquet with Christ in heaven; if we want to attend it, then we need to accept the invitation before it’s too late!

If the party starts and we have not replied to the invitation, it’s too late!

God has given us all the time we need to accept Christ’s invitation, but one day it will be too late if we have not accepted...

Novermber 1, 2021

Psalm 24:7 Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

The temple gates were huge and magnificent and probably very hard to open each time a person wanted to come in or out.

They probably had a small secondary gate or door which could be opened up to allow people in and out – but for someone like a king, the whole gate would be opened up fully!

God is saying we are as important as our king, King Jesus, who is stepping forward to invite us in, personally.

God say we should expect the whole gate to open because we are His children.