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Daily Challenge-Look for God Moving in His People

April 29th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to look for the evidence of God in a life of integrity.

One of the evidences of God’s existence is found in a person whose life is changed by His grace.

David prayed in Psalm 19:14, “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

A person who says this kind of prayer and means it from the heart is under the influence of the Holy Spirit. David was a man after God’s own heart. He desired a relationship with God and pursued His will.

According to Ezekiel 36:6, this is how the LORD works to change someone’s heart and spiritual direction: The LORD says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.”

Take the daily challenge to look for the evidence of God in the changed lives of God’s people on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Daily Challenge-Walk In the Light of Life

March 1st, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to walk with Jesus for the light that we need.

Jesus said to the people in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

This is an open invitation for us to join Jesus on a journey of faith. He is qualified to lead us in the pathway of life.

This is a new life that brings us a fresh start. Our sins are washed away in forgiveness, and we have a new focus to glorify God.

This is an abundant life that overflows with grace, gratitude, and hope.

This is the way of eternal life that leads us to our home in heaven.

Take the daily challenge to walk with Jesus in the light of life on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Good News Focus-New Life

August 19th, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Good News Focus is on Genesis 2:7.

Then the LORD formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

God’s breath has been life-giving to the human race. He made the earth to be populated, and started with Adam and Eve.

God’s breath is also life-giving for us spiritually. God made heaven to be populated, and has provided the way for us to join Him through Jesus Christ. The Bible is where we hear the message of His saving grace. His word plants the seed of faith in our hearts.

Second Timothy 3:16 says that “all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 

Jesus is our Source of Good News, leading us to a place of new life in the Year of Vision.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Freedom Phrase-New Life

March 25th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Romans 6:4.

“We were therefore buried with Jesus through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

This new life that the Bible talks about is a life that shares in the sufferings of Jesus and His resurrection.

We can live with the confidence that if we share in His sufferings, He can identify with our pain, because He has been there. We catch a glimpse of what He willingly endured for us.

We can also live with the confidence that just as Jesus rose from the dead, we will overcome death too. We will rise after the death of our bodies to live with Him forever and see Him in His glory.

Through Jesus, we are set free to have a new life that walks in relationship with God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Promise of Hope-New Creation

September 8th, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Promise of Hope is based on Second Corinthians 5:17.

“If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!”

Through faith in Jesus, we are made new. This is evident in various ways.

In relationship with Christ, we have a new mind with a new attitude. Ephesians 4:23 says that we were taught to put off our old self and be made new in the attitude of our minds.

In relationship with Christ, we have a new heart. Ezekiel 11:19 says, “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them.”

In relationship with Christ, we have a new home. Philippians 3:20 reminds believers that our citizenship is in heaven.

And in relationship with Christ, we have a new start. According to First Peter 1:3, “In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Becoming a new creation is a promise of hope for those who follow Jesus in the Year of Trust.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com