A Heavenly Tent

Ponder each verse, each word; transforming power fills them. As a building is to a tent, so is our future body compared with our present one. Feel the intensity of Paul’s longing for salvation for his beloved Corinthians. Sense the joy he has in Christ who has won the gift of reconciliation with the Living God. What no one, however good, could bring about, Jesus has done and has given the Holy Spirit as the guarantee that we are now right with God. All that needs to happen is to allow Jesus to live inside you making your body—your tent—the dwelling place of God. You become the space of heaven now, and a body in glory is promised.

You will not hear verse 7 from the bombarding media! Etch it upon your heart. Walk by faith today.

 2 Corinthians 5

Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer from today’s reading:
Love of Christ urging me on v.14
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.

This is the fifth of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
In this season we read 2 Corinthians.

Calendar for 2018: “God’s Year of Grace”

Beginning Sunday, July 8th, the Firestarters from the new edition of
The Bible Through the Seasons for families will be posted daily. 

Faith Connection

Crowds press about while Jesus is on his way to heal a young girl. A woman with a hemorrhage has one focus: “I’ve just got to come near him. Even if I touch the hem of his cloak, I’ll be healed.” She insists, refusing to allow the crowd to put her off. She keeps the focus, moving nearer and nearer to Jesus, as she crawls on the ground among the people.

Then the moment of contact: power flows forth from Jesus to heal her. It is like being jump-started. The good battery of Jesus’ power is “Ever-Ready”. However, there needs to be faith-cables of good conduction. The woman’s faith connected with Jesus’ healing power. Her faith saved her.

How are your cables? Are they broken or connected to Jesus?

Mark 5:21-43


This is the fourth of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B
Fridays in Year B in the seasons of Epiphany, Pentecost and Kingdomtide are dedicated to the Gospel of Mark.

For the next few weeks, I’ll be posting Firestarters from the original version of The Bible Through the Seasons. 

From Glory to Glory

From the deepest essence of God comes the glory of Christ radiant in your heart. Move from what is limited and hidden, to what becomes manifest. Let this chapter be a sacred vehicle that transports you into fullness.

Inwardly taste the terms of the comparison so that you can feel the shift to the new and glorious covenant right now being freshly engraved on your warm heart of flesh. In Christ, the veil has been removed. Look into his heavenly face that shines transparently at you. Do this when you pray the Scriptures each day. Jesus abiding inside of you in his Spirit will teach you all things and will take away the veil of ignorance, giving you all wisdom. As you read the Scriptures, you yourself will be moving from glory to glory.

2 Corinthians 3


This is the third of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B
Thursdays in this season are dedicated to 2 Corinthians.

For the next few weeks, I’ll be posting Firestarters from the original version of The Bible Through the Seasons.