Patrick Day

Category: Scripture Observations

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

BECOMING LIKE JESUS For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.  Luke 19:10 As He did for us, we are to do for others – the spiritually lost, the captives, the sick, the hurting, the mentally ill, the homeless, the victims of events and circumstances, and those experiencing all the […]

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

SEEKING THE LORD Seek the Lord and live.  Amos 5:6 It is not more knowledge I need this year but more seeking the Lord here and there and everywhere. He is in the fireplace in the lower level and in the office upstairs. He is in the kitchen where I eat and in the bedroom […]

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE It’s not so much what you do but where you are standing when you do it. Whatever does that mean? you might ask, with a frown on your forehead and a blank stare at the wall. Well, there are two worlds you can choose to stand in. One is the natural […]

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

I GROW COLD During my God Time this morning, I was convicted by Revelation 2:4&5 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen. Repent and do the things you did at first. I have been too careful of late, not wanting to wear […]

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

A SIMPLE CHRISTIAN Argh! If I am a Christian, I must do this, this, and this; and I must not do that, that, and that. Rule upon rule. Restriction upon restriction. It’s enough to make your head spin and your emotions swirl. What if you could simplify it down to one guideline that would cover […]

Friday, September 1st, 2017

MY FATHER’S BUSINESS I like the King James Version of Luke 2:49: “I must be about my Father’s business.” That’s what Jesus said to Mary and Joseph when they finally found him after a long search in Jerusalem following the Feast of Passover. As I’m sitting in my office chair and typing this message, I […]

Friday, July 28th, 2017

TWO WORLDS There is a natural world and a spiritual world. There are natural men and women and spiritual men and women. The message of the cross is a spiritual one that has to do with eternity. Jesus’ message to His followers is that there will be suffering and death in this world, but He […]

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

PRAYING SCRIPTURE Lately I have been in the habit of not only reading Scripture but also praying it. Let me give you an example. Because I live you also will live. John 14:19 Lord Jesus, what a profound truth this is! Where else would I put my trust but in You? I may be stricken […]

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

A FRESH LOOK My good friend Phil suggested I use The Message to better relate to the inmates I’m presenting to in my visits to county jails. If you don’t know, The Message is a contemporary rendering of the New Testament by Eugene Peterson. But he didn’t do it on his own. He  had five […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

THE STRUGGLE Oh, what a struggle it is for me to live out the Christian life! Stop. Rewind. Oh, how easy it is for Jesus to live out His life through me. Question. But certainly there’s something I need to do to live out the Christian life? Yes. Be receptive. Listen. Submit. “Not my will […]