Randy's Reflections
March 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 15


It seems like a strange word to consider during Lent, but Jesus has a lot to say about this subject. It permeates our life. We can’t live without it, but neither can we become obsessed by it. In someways it is like breathing. We need to receive it, but we also need to let it go. It allows us to live, but it is also is something we need to share with others. How do you use it well? How can it be part of your discipleship as a believer?

Prayer: Lord, thank you for allowing us to be stewards of money. Help us to use it wisely, but to never be controlled by it. You are a generous God, help us to be a generous people. Amen.

March 14, 2016, 10:00 PM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 14


This is usually used as a verb to meet someone’s need. Yet it doesn’t always have to be done in one direction. There can mutual service. Usually that is how we operate. We offer someone service for a fee or as an exchange. Yet when Christ served us it was without demand, but with an opportunity to receive his service. How do we serve others? Do we require an exchange or do we offer something without expectation of ever receiving anything back?

Prayer: Lord, thank you for serving us. Help us learn to serve without expectation of being served as well. Amen.

March 13, 2016, 10:43 PM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 12


We decide if someone is an enemy. Do we ever ask ourselves why we can’t be friends? Is it because of what they said, did, or are we just told they are our enemies? How can they become our friends? Would Jesus call anyone his enemy? Did Jesus die for his friends or his enemies?

Prayer: Lord, help us to pray for our friends and enemies alike. Help us to know what to say and how to act towards both. Most of all help us to learn to love as you have loved us, whether we are your friend or your enemy. Amen.