Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Today’s Reading: Mark 10

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The Jordan River is 251 kilometres (156 miles) long and flows from the Galilee (approximately 600 ft below Sea Level) south to the Dead Sea (approximately 1,300 feet below Sea Level). Currently, the river serves as the eastern border of Israel and the Palestinian Authority West Bank. On the east of Jordan’s waters is the Kingdom of Jordan.

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Key Verse: Mark 10:27

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”


God has established humanly impossible standards. Why? Because He desires that we will learn that “with God all things are possible.” We can’t reach those standards on our own. “All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Jesus is the perfect manifestation of the Glory of God (please read John 1:14). In His response to the rich young ruler, Jesus establishes God’s standard. Our possessions must never become more important than our obedience. This young person found it impossible to surrender his wealth for the sake of Jesus. Notice two insights into this story: (1) Jesus loved this man. (2) The youth was truly sorry that he found it impossible to obey Jesus. Perhaps after Jesus’ death, resurrection, the coming of the Holy Spirit to empower people, and the establishment of the Church, this man was among those who gave away their possessions for the sake of Christ (Acts 2:45). We don’t know, but remember, “with God all things are possible!”


Dear Lord Jesus, I can’t follow You on my own. Therefore, I’m asking for special grace every day. With Your presence and power, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Amen!


When my great-grandson, Myles Neilson, was four years old, he announced to me that he would never kill an animal. I said, “What if a lion was about to eat you and you had a gun…would you shoot the lion?” He thought about it and said, “No. I would raise my hands and say, ‘Stop!’ and God would tell him to stop!” He paused again and then said, “Well, maybe lions don’t listen to God very well.” This gave me the opportunity to tell him the story of Daniel in the lion’s den (Daniel 6). In verses 13 to 16 of today’s reading, Jesus gives a profound truth about children. I have learned much from children. Once, I’m sure I heard God’s still small voice speak to me saying, “David, you’ve become far too sophisticated. Be childlike as you once were, and you’ll see many more of My mighty works than you do now.”

Yours from a childlike heart,


13 thoughts on “Tuesday, August 2, 2016

  1. Eleanor M. please check yesterdays’ comments as I responded to your message. God bless you sister in Christ. Ger

    • Thank you Ger, could you please pray for my daughter’s 12 year old daughter in San Antonio. She has to have rods put in her back tomorrow morning, for curvature of the spine. Bless you my friend in The Lord .

  2. Amen! that is my testimony,the scripture that i quoted at my baptism! Thank you again pastor David for 100 words it is my morning routine.

  3. Like the statement that “Jesus is the perfect manifestation of the Glory of God.”(John 1:14). Why He could also say, “…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father…”(John 14:9b). Agree that little children are amazing and can teach us a lot. God bless your day everyone. Ger

  4. Amen, David! You look fantastic! I received the invite to your upcoming birthday party at Crossroads but will be at Wesley Acres. I so wish I could have been there but will be so in spirit and will watch 100 Huntley Street with Pastor Reynolds James to see the celebration! Our God is good–amen! 80 years young!!! 🙂 We are so grateful for you! Blessings to all, on this mellow summer day.

    “Be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7, NKJV

    Matt Maher – Deliverer

  5. Praise God…”for with God, all things are possible”!!!

    Thank You Father for your love, thank you for loving me…Thank You Jesus for showing us the Way!!! Amen!

    I’m looking forward to celebrating your 80th birthday…Bless you!!

  6. ok everybody I am confused! Is Geraldine Lawrence and Ger the same person?

    please pray for complete healing for Monica, and I mean COMPLETE HEALING,that all the arteries are unplugged, that blood will flow through the body, that she can go back to having good health, being happy, enjoying her family TY Lord AMEN

    Also please pray that Christian musical groups will stand up and put on concerts for the people in Canada in the various Provinces! People like music! Music soothes the soul! I have watched people come to the Lord Jesus through music! This country needs a CHRIST CENTERED REVIVAL all across Canada, this country needs Christians to stand up and support people in our commun ities!

    Gind swimming tonight! TY the Lord for that gift! Blessings in Jesus Name to all…

    • Agreeing in prayer with you, Sah, for COMPLETE HEALING for MONICA, for her blood will be cleansed and adjusted to flow freely through her body. Jesus I pray in your Name …Lord God, you created MONICA perfect in your sight.

  7. Yes, Sah they are the same person. When my computer updated to Windows 10, it reverted back to my full name automatically. Glad you are back. Ger

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