Sunday, February 22, 2015
Luke 14:27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
Prayer: O Jesus, thank you for bearing the cross for us.
Thought for the day: Discipleship is not the pathway of self-glorification.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Luke 15:4 Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?
Prayer: Jesus, thank you for your unrelenting search for lost sheep.
Thought for the day: The untrained mind often goes astray like a lost sheep.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Luke 15:8 Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?
Prayer: Jesus, we are grateful that you have searched for us.
Thought for the day: Only if you look will you find a precious coin in a handful of change.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Luke 15:20 So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son; threw his arms around him and kissed him.
Prayer: O God, You are the father who never gives up on us.
Thought for the day: We must prepare ourselves to offer forgiveness to those who need it most.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Luke 15:32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
Prayer: Jesus, let us learn how to rejoice with you when the lost are found.
Thought for the day: Unless the owner claims the prize, a winning lottery ticket has no value.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Luke 15:16:9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
Prayer: O God, remind us to invest in eternity.
Thought for the day: Even durable goods have a short shelf-life when we begin to think of eternity.
Saturday, February 28,2015
Luke 16:13 No servant can have two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Prayer: O God, with singleness of heart let us serve you.
Thought for the day: To sink the ball from the free-throw line the player must act with undivided attention.