Tuesday, July 28, 2009

eSeed: Start With Your Room

Read Mark 5:19

“I’m going to be a political science major,” said a boy to his mother, “so I can clean up the mess in the world.”

“Good!” she answered. “You can go upstairs and start with your own room.”

Christianity, like cleanliness, should begin at home. If your Christianity isn’t any good at home, it isn’t any good anywhere.

Whatever your profession, if your life at home is unclean, your heart is unchanged. If your heart is unchanged, your life isn’t right with God.

But while Christianity should begin at home, it doesn’t stay at home. If it’s real, it will go from heart to heart, from home to home, and from homeland to homeland.

Is your Christianity real?

Prayer: Help us, Father, to make our practice match our profession. Grant that we may never say one thing with our lips and show another thing with our lives: through Christ. Amen.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

eSeed: The Key of Keys

Read 2 Timothy 3:16

Two prisoners in a county jail asked the sheriff for a Bible. “Maybe,” thought the sheriff, “it will help them.”

It did–to escape! Using the Bible’s pliable cover, they jimmied the lock, and walked out of jail. But they were captured the next day.

“Well,” said sheriff McKelvey, “the Bible is the key of all keys.” It’s the key to the best way of living, the noblest way of suffering, and the most comfortable way of dying.

As you use it you’ll find it to be a preservative from evil, a plan for direction, and the power for conflict.

Carrying it won’t take the place of using it. So study it through, pray it in, work it out and pass it on.

Prayer: Mold us, heavenly Father, after Thy Word and not the world. Grant that we may be more sensitive to Thy Spirit and more responsive to Thy voice calling us to be like Thy Son: through Christ. Amen.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

eSeed: Stop Your Anger

Read Psalm 37:8 TLB

An old salesman asked a young man, “How was your first trip?”

“Terrible,” he answered. “Every place I go I get mad.”

“I’ve been on the road a long time,” said the old timer. “I’ve been knocked down and thrown out – but angry, never!”

When you begin to feel angry, smile. If that doesn’t snap you out of it, stop what you’re doing.

The worst time to be angry is when the other person is angry. The way to take the wind out of his sails is to stay calm.

When you find yourself angry, stop and find out why. Then pray, and do something good. Never stay angry. If you do, you’ll dig your own grave.

The Psalmist said, “Stop your anger.”

Prayer: Gird us with power, Father, to gain the victory over anger. Fill our hearts with Thy love and make us kind, compassionate Christians: through our Lord and Savior. Amen.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

eSeed: Sensible Speech

Read Titus 2:7-8

Luke asked his neighbor, “What did you give your horse when he had the colic?”

“Turpentine,” said Clem.

Two weeks later they met again. Luke said, “I gave my horse turpentine for the colic and he died.”

“So did mine,” replied Clem.

Sometimes, when you say too little, someone’s horse dies, or worse. And sometimes, when you say too much, tragic things happen.

There’s an art in saying the right thing at the right time. The person who’s mastered by Christ will be the master of his conversation.

The Living Bible says, “Your conversation should be so sensible and logical that…there won’t be anything to criticize in anything you say.”

Prayer: Be pleased, dear Father, to control and take charge of our thinking and talking, our plans and our purposes, bringing everything into harmony with Thy holy and perfect will: in Thy name. Amen.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

eSeed: The Story Of Adam And Eve

Read Genesis 2:4-25

A girl was telling the story of creation. She said, “The Lord made the heavens and the earth. Then He formed a man’s body out of the dust, and breathed into it the breath of life. And Adam became a living person.”

But she added, “The Lord looked at the man and said, ‘I think I can do better if I try again.’ So He made a woman.”

The Lord didn’t make Eve just to prove He could make a better person. But to give Adam a helper suited to his needs.
He didn’t make Eve from Adam’s foot to run over her; his head to rule over her; but his side to rule with him.

Can you think of anything sweeter?

Prayer: May Thy gracious and gentle Spirit, Lord Jesus, possess and permeate us more completely, making our lives fragrant with Thy grace and fruitful in loving others: through Christ, our Lord. Amen.