Category: Today I Will

Trade My Will, Self, and Desires

Today I will “trade my will, self, and desires for your rest, sufficiency, and fellowship.” I will trade the vexing problems of today, the longterm worries of tomorrow, and the unknown of eternity for your immediate, constant, and limitless love, companionship, and friendship.

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Maintain My Faith

Today I will maintain my faith through the inevitable confusions of life. By faith I will be led through the confusion and learn of God’s purpose.

The confusion often lies in the nature, timing, and extent of God’s response to our questions, fears, and uncertainties.

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“Be Ye Holy” not “Be Ye Happy”

Today I will seek my purpose; I will seek holiness (set apart for God) at all costs.

“Continually restate to yourself what the purpose of your life is. The destined end of man is not happiness, nor health, but holiness.” (Oswald Chambers) At all costs a man must be rightly related to God.

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Ponder Why To Pray

Today I will ponder why the disciple asked Jesus to teach the disciples to pray. As a Jew, the disciple was brought up in a praying community; prayer was part of the fabric of Jewish life. So, what did they lack and what were they desiring? They desired Jesus: His power, wisdom and joy in life.

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Deepen My Friendship

Today I will work on deepening my friendship with Christ. Friendship means a common will and shared purpose. We move from master-servant, parent-child, to oneness through knowing the mind of God. And friendship is two-sided; the love and sacrifice offered to us must be reciprocated. I pray for the will and commitment to be Christ’s friend.

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Surrender False Riches

Today I will examine all my possessions that make me believe I am rich, including but beyond money; which of these would make me sorrowful to surrender, to place above my love of God? Comfort, reputation, security, possessions, service,

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Listen And Respond

Today I will seek to know Christ by listening to Him and responding to His challenges.  His great challenge is to put Him first above all things. To do so is not only hard but likely impossible, using only our powers.

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Check My Spiritual Grit

Today I will check my “spiritual grit” (Oswald Chambers). Am I allowing the Holy Spirit to discipline, correct, and instruct me? Do I resent His rebukes and intrusions? Do I fail to heed His faint voice? Have I stopped growing into God’s plan for me? Do I desire sanctification at all costs? Or am I a quitter?

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“Lessons From The Helm”

This is my first published book.

“Lessons” presents life’s big lessons from the helm of a very small boat and details a 3-day sailing regatta in which my son and I competed and capsized.
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Lessons From The Helm

Life’s big lessons

“Destroy These False Gods

My latest book. What false gods are vying for your soul? Discover 101 false gods that must be destroyed before they destroy you. Available on Amazon.com

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