From: March 21, 2018
From: March 21, 2018
From: March 21, 2017
From: March 21, 2016
When Jesus called Peter and his fellow fisherman to follow Him, they left their boats, nets and everything to be His disciples. Sure, there were a few occasions when Peter tried to return to his fishing, but his former life no longer aligned with his new life in Christ. Stop clinging to the former things that held your interest before believing in Christ. Experience the sweet release of leaving your self-effort behind and trusting Jesus with all. Leave and follow. Christ wants to take you places you could never go on your own. What aspect of your former life is keeping you from fully following Christ?
From: March 21, 2015
Moses kept a journal of their journey and all that the Lord had done for them. In this, their story was preserved for the generations. Keeping a spiritual journal is faith-building because we can see what God has done in our lives over time. A simple prayer journal that records our requests and God’s responses is an encouragement too. I keep a journal of all of my OYB meditations. Keep a journal and a pen near your Bible. They go well together.
From: March 21, 2014
After the people of Nazareth rejected Jesus, he made Capernaum his base of operations. The town of Capernaum was strategically located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and the Via Maris (“Way of the Sea”), a roadway connecting Egypt to Syria and Persia, passed through the town. Situated on this important “superhighway,” great and various crowds of people passed through. It was also the town where Peter’s mother-in-law lived (Probably where Peter lived too). Jesus’ ministry thrived there. He called many of His disciples to follow Him from this area. It was in Capernaum that he had people lining up until after dark to see him. To this day in modern Israel, Capernaum is known as “The Town of Jesus.” How can we make our hometown known for being Jesus’ town?
From: March 21, 2013
Moses kept a journal of their journey and all that the Lord had done for them. In this, their story was preserved for the generations. Keeping a spiritual journal is faith-building because we can see what God has done in our lives over time.
From: March 21, 2012
What Jesus told Peter after he’d spent all night fishing and caught nothing. Are you tired and feeling like a failure after working hard without success? It seems reasonable that you should take time off. Yet, Jesus often calls us to go deep at times like this. Listen to Him. Don’t give up. Go deeper!
From: March 21, 2011
Will you go deep and let down today?