DAILY BIBLE READING:

2 Chronicles 24:1–25:28 
Romans 12:1-21 
Psalm 22:19-31 
Proverbs 20:8-10

BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:

Romans 12:13 (CSB) “Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

My reflections this morning are more personal in nature than what I normally write about. I hope you don’t mind.

We moved to Murray, Kentucky a little more than 4 years ago. We prayed for a miracle because our house in Florida had lost about half of its value in the housing bust. Long story short, the bank holding our loan did a “deed in lieu” of foreclosure, they forgave us the remaining balance (tens of thousands of dollars!), and Uncle Sam did not hold us responsible for that remaining balance (capital gains) when tax time rolled around.

So, we were praising God and continue to do so!

Also, we are so grateful that we had a safe place to land here in Murray. We ended up renting a house. And we have the best of landlords! I won’t go into detail about all of the things she has done for us but I can honestly say that we have been blessed. The next tenants will undoubtedly feel the same way.

But, to be honest, we have wanted a place of our own. We have wanted to put down more permanent roots here in Murray. There have been some very specific things that my wife and I have been praying for among which is a large living / dining room area so that we can invite larger groups from our church family to our home so we can get to know them and vise versa. Plus, we wanted to get such a great deal that it wouldn’t tie our money up so we can continue to help others as we are led by the Lord.

Essentially, we want to comply with the instructions found in our Verse for Today:

“Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.” (Romans 12:13)

Well, we believe that God has answered our prayers. We are under contract for a home here in Murray! The house has all of the major items that we have been praying for and most of the minor items. We are so excited!!!

God is good … all the time!