Ever think about it?


Ever thought about something so much and yet still realized you didn’t fully know it? Ever found that the more you know the more you know you don’t know? Do you realize that God is able to do more than we could ever consider or contemplate, realize or thing, dream or imagine? Ever thought about it? Ever heard how little of the human brain gets used? Ever imagined what it would take for us to be able to use more of our brain? When people say we only use about 10% and Einstein could have used 15%, what might we be able to do to start using even more of it? What if your brain is smarter than science and it is humming along at a much higher rate but science hasn’t figured it all out yet? Put another way, they can’t think of a way to know for sure. Some say that to use more of your brain requires you try something new. Others say that you need to do more aerobic exercise. Others say you need to train your brain to memorize things. Others tell us we need to be more curious and investigate things. Others have a more positive spin on it and say we need to be positive thinkers. Others who think you are what you eat believe you need to eat healthy. Others think we should avoid what some call vices like smoking, drugs, and alcohol. Other more peaceful folks think we need to make sure we are getting enough rest and sleep or relax our minds. Others think we need to find activities that will challenge out thinking. Others say to listen to music. Others point out things that might be dumbing us down like the use of technology rather than old techniques like maps vs GPS, math vs calculators, being social and engaging with people rather than just surfing the internet or watching tv. Whatever it is have you thought about it? Are you willing to think about it some more?


The One Year Daily Insights
with Zig Ziglar and Dr. Ike Reighard 
for June 1st

More than we Think


MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:

‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.’

Ephesians 3:20-21

POINTS FROM THE DEVOTIONAL:
  • Do you realize how awesome God is?
  • Do you realize how amazing and powerful God is?
  • Nothing is impossible for God!
  • Ever tried to capture and remember all the amazing things God has done that is captured in scripture?
  • Ever thought about creation?
  • Ever thought about the ark and the flood?
  • Ever thought about how many descendants Abraham would have based on counting the stars in the sky or the sand on the earth?
  • Ever thought about how we are never too young or too old for God to be able to do something in our lives?
  • Ever thought that size and numbers which seem to make logical sense when building up aren’t always the way God would do things? Consider Gideon and the reduction of people in order to ensure God got the glory!
  • Ever thought about the faith of Elijah when he faced the prophets of Baal and how God showed up and burned up Elijah’s sacrifice, the water poured over it and into the moat, and how he rebuked those fake prophets?
  • Ever thought about the miracles Jesus performed? Healing the sick, raising the dead, cleansed lepers, changed hearts, and so much more.
  • Ever consider the miracles that went everywhere He went? And where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom!
  • Ever considered all the New Testament and how God was working in and through them
  • How about you? How about now? What is God doing in and through and around you?
  • How is God revealing His love and power?
  • How is God touching bodies and minds, hearts and lives?
  • How is God miraculously restoring and healing bodies, minds, and relationships?
  • He isn’t done yet!
  • He is still working!
  • He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine!

DISCUSSION TOPICS FROM TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL:
  • What amazing things have you seen that can be attributed to God?
    • Used change that seemed like chaos to prepare for a new chapter in my life
    • Used a pandemic that seemed to isolate to draw my wife and I closer together
    • Used a pandemic that seemed to isolate to draw my family closer together
    • Used the pandemic to reinforce the plans and purposes God has for the camps coming this summer
    • Calling into leadership
    • Calling into service
  • What are you trusting Him to do in your life now?
    • Guide and protect my daughter as she pursues joining the navy post pastoral ministry graduation
    • Guide and protect my daughter as she pursues higher education and possible soccer at the next level
    • Guide and protect my son as he finishes up middle school and prepares for high school and what will come after that
    • Protect my family so that we can boldly pursue His plans and purposes for our lives

QUOTE(S) FROM TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL:

“Abraham Maslow observed that ‘the story of the human race is men and women selling themselves short.’ The story of too many Christians is selling God short.”

— Ike Reighard

“If a man can take moldy bread and make penicillin, imagine what God can do with you.”

— Zig Ziglar

Today’s reading from Tanakh:

  • Isaiah 64(sefaria.org)
    1. You— As when fire kindles brushwood, And fire makes water boil— To make Your name known to Your adversaries So that nations will tremble at Your Presence,
    2. When You did wonders we dared not hope for, You came down And mountains quaked before You.
    3. Such things had never been heard or noted. No eye has seen [them], O God, but You, Who act for those who trust in You.
    4. Yet you have struck him who would gladly do justice, And remember You in Your ways. It is because You are angry that we have sinned; We have been steeped in them from of old, And can we be saved?
    5. We have all become like an unclean thing, And all our virtues like a filthy rag. We are all withering like leaves, And our iniquities, like a wind, carry us off.
    6. Yet no one invokes Your name, Rouses himself to cling to You. For You have hidden Your face from us, And made us melt because of our iniquities.
    7. But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You are the Potter, We are all the work of Your hands.
    8. Be not implacably angry, O LORD, Do not remember iniquity forever. Oh, look down to Your people, to us all!
    9. Your holy cities have become a desert: Zion has become a desert, Jerusalem a desolation.
    10. Our holy Temple, our pride, Where our fathers praised You, Has been consumed by fire: And all that was dear to us is ruined.
    11. At such things will You restrain Yourself, O LORD, Will You stand idly by and let us suffer so heavily?
  • Isaiah 65(sefaria.org)
  • Isaiah 66(sefaria.org)

So what do you think? Are you ready for a change? Are you ready to go beyond your own thoughts? Are you ready to accept what is bigger and better? Are you ready to invite Jesus into your life? Are you ready to be transformed from the inside out and let God direct and guide you? Could today be your day?

Heavenly Father 
I come to you in prayer asking for the 
forgiveness of my Sins. I confess with my 
mouth and believe with my heart that 
Jesus is your Son, And that he died on the 
Cross at Calvary that I might be forgiven. 
and have Eternal Life in the Kingdom of 
Heaven. Father, I believe that Jesus rose 
from the dead and I ask you right now to 
come in to my life and be my personal 
Lord and Savior. I repent of my Sins and 
will Worship you all the day's of my Life!
Because your word is truth, I confess with 
my mouth that I am Born Again and 
Cleansed by the Blood of Jesus! In Jesus 
Name, Amen

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