Patrick Day

Blog archives for September, 2016

Archive for September, 2016

Friday, September 30th, 2016

CHRIST AT THE FRONT OF THE STAGE To let God be first and foremost is essential for the committed Christian; that is, he or she who is serious about putting Christ at the front of the stage and standing humbly behind Him. We say we want God in Charge of our lives, but do we […]

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

MONDAY NIGHT PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE Who won the presidential debate Monday night? The answer to that question depends on your world view. But here is something more important than your world view, and that can be found in the 5th chapter of Joshua. Joshua was on a surveillance mission before attacking Jericho when he met a […]

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

THE BREAD OF LIFE Two weeks ago, I was meditating on the meaning of the cross, when the Holy Spirit put into my mind the 53rd verse of the 6th chapter of the gospel of John: “Jesus said to them, ‘I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man […]

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

PASSIVITY Life flows smoothly for me when I let God be in charge of my soul (mind, will, and emotions). Not that there aren’t problems, conflicts, and troubles; but when He takes care of them, they are manageable. Yesterday, I did not let Him be in charge in two instances that ended badly. I was […]

Friday, September 16th, 2016

A RED LETTER DAY On Wednesday of this week, I was jolted out of bed at 4:30 in the morning by my alarm, and at 5:30 was in a van filled with Gideons heading for the University of Minnesota campus. We ate breakfast and prayed at a McDonalds off University Avenue, and by 7 a.m. […]

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

A SPECIAL PURPOSE Sitting on a sofa in Northfield, Minnesota, waiting for a plummer to finish his work at my son’s house, before I head back home to Buffalo. May peace be with you as you carry out God’s special purpose in your life today. What that is, I don’t know; and you most likely […]

Friday, September 9th, 2016

EARLY MORNING SHOWER Soul = the mind, will, and emotions of every man and woman, boy and girl. Spirit = that place in a believer where the Holy Spirit lives, and the Father and the Son. The rain falling gently on the countryside this morning is like the Living Waters flowing into my soul. As […]

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

HEAVEN “And I saw the Holy City, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a great voice from the throne saying . . . ‘Behold, I make all things new’” (Revelation 21:2-5). Everything is gone that ever made Jerusalem, like all cities, […]

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

LONG WANDERING PRAYER David Hansen wrote a book in 2001 that I have just now read. It’s called Long Wandering Prayer. I have found praying without ceasing to be a command I am not well equipped for. Too often I use formulas – even the Lord’s Prayer – that grow stale with time. My mind […]