Do What He Says

Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. (Matthew 7:24-25)

I love reading. I can sit with a book for hours and easily forget the world around me.

Getting up off the couch and actually doing something? Well, sometimes that’s a different story.

The Bible instructs us to get up off our collective duffs. Read Jesus’ words at the top of this post once more. If we listen to His words AND put them into practice, He promises us a foundation that can’t be shaken.

What happens if we don’t do what He says?

Password Protected

PasswordWant an easy way to get more Bible into your head?

Change your computer password to your favorite Scripture reference. Then every time you sign in recite the verse until it’s stuck deep inside your brain. It may sound dumb but it works.

The first time I tried it, I went with 1Thess5:16, which says . . .

Draw Near

Never never never ever ever ever take the fact that we can talk to the Creator of the Universe for granted. Pray through each word in the following passage and draw near to Him today.

OT Week: Get Wet

It’s OLD TESTAMENT WEEK here on GUWG.

In our whirlwind tour of the OT this week, we’ve barely managed to skim the surface of its awesome and majestic depths. Therefore, I urge you to (1) pick up your Bible today, (2) flip it open to Genesis 1:1 and (3) don’t stop reading ’til you hit Malachi 4:6.

In the meantime, here’s an OT selection that shows the great value of immersing yourself in God’s word:

Bible or Baloney?

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

I’ll admit it: I have waaaaay more dumb 70s song lyrics stuck in my head than Bible verses.

ABBA. The Bee Gees. The Carpenters. Olivia Newton-John. KC & the Sunshine Band. They’re all in there.

Sadder yet, I may even have more 70s commercial jingles in my head than Bible verses. Take this little test to see if you’re as pathetic as me. Fill in the blanks:

Pray from the ♥

PRAYER-O-RAMA 2017 continues here on GUWG, where we’ve been praying through some of the most inspiring sections of Scripture together.

We’ll close today with a Psalm from David — a man after God’s own heart. Pray through it with all YOUR heart:

Pray the Bible

PRAYER-O-RAMA 2017 continues here on GUWG where for the next week we’ll be praying through some of the most inspiring sections of Scripture together.

So unplug, unwind, un-whatever-it-is-you’re-doing and prepare to spend some quality time with the Lord.

We’ll start today with a pair of prayers from someone the Bible refers to as a “man after God’s own heart” – David: