Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” (John 4:10)
Jesus, please help us know you and receive your gift of living water.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, (Hebres 6:19)
Father, anchor our souls in Jesus and the hope of the Gospel.
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQQO8v-0VBo&feature=relmfu
Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth. (Genesis 11:1-9)
Holy Spirit, we still endure the curse of Babel in the Episcopal Church: we use the same words as each other, but mean entirely different things by those words and are not able to communicate with one another.
Holy Spirit, please help us use all the gifts you have given (including tongues) so that our communication with you and with one another is transformed in the Episcopal Church. Thank you.
Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. (Psalm 37:1)
Father, help us lay aside all fretting and anxiety and place our hope in you. Thank you.
Mark 1:14-20 A word received: That is the kind of disciples that I am looking for: men and women, youth and children who will immediately drop what they are doing at my word and follow me.
Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Gen. 11:1-9: Heb. 6:13-20: John 4:1-15
Friday: 31 * 35; Gen. 11:27-12:8: Heb. 7:1-17: John 4:16-26
Notes from the Front Line
***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:14-20. 1 Corinthians 7:17-23; Jeremiah 3:21-4:2; Psalm 130) so that you can receive all that God has for you.
***** Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
Use the key the Lord has given you. It is the key to the Kingdom. The key to abundant life. Matthew 16:19 Writes, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Be well, God bless you, ~ Nigel Mumford+