Daily Archives: September 4, 2019
This month we are doing a 30-day “Love Offering” study by Rachael Adams. Each day will have a verse of Scripture with an application, to not merely listen to God’s Word but DO what it says (James 1:22). From Rachael: “Time spent with God and time spent serving those around us, changes the condition of our own hearts in the process. Our faith in action creates a chain reaction of full hearts and eternal impacts.” Click HERE to visit the “Love Offering” website for more resources and a daily calendar of applications. Please use the comment section of our website to share your stories on what God is doing through the daily applications.
You can join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We are excited to be starting our 5th year of the Discover One Thing online study!
Scripture: Proverbs 22:6 (Proverbs 22:1-16)
A good name is more desirable than great riches;
Teaching and Encouraging Students | Rebecca Hoyt
My Bible notes say that although traditionally considered a promise to parents who conscientiously and faithfully nurtured the spiritual development of their children, many godly parents have experienced the pain of watching their children move away from what they were carefully taught in the home and church. Parents do have the responsibility to model what they teach their children and to inspire the child’s willing embrace of what is being taught. However, God has given every individual the free will to make his own choices. Some make poor – even bad – choices, despite the spiritual preparation poured into their lives.
Encouraging students – everyday I write a note and say I love you on the napkin in my child’s lunch box. This year, we have started an after school routine where each of us says 3 positive things about the day. I think it helps us to have a better attitude.
Dear Lord, thank You for Your encouragement that You’ve given us through the Bible. Please help us to have a good attitude at work and school, and help us to stay positive each day. Amen.
The Discover One Thing main website follows a reading plan that goes through the entire Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.