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INFUSE: Restart (Week 6 – Day 4)

READ James 5:13-20 13Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer of faith will save…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 6 – Day 3)

Friend of a Friend A friend from college called and asked if he could share my number with a friend who was going through hard times. I said yes, but didn’t really expect him to call. A couple of months went by and he finally called. The first time we talked, he shared a lot….

INFUSE: Restart (Week 6 – Day 2)

READ James 5:7-12 7Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9Do…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 6 – Day 1)

READ James 1:26-27 26If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. 27Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. (ESV) Read Dr. Constable’s…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 5 – Day 6)

READ James 1:22-25 22But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 5 – Day 5)

READ James 5:1-6 1Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. 2Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 5 – Day 4)

READ James 4:13-17 13Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 5 – Day 3)

It Makes My Heart Happy Over a year ago my R3 group challenged us to find a way to reach out to non-believers. While in Home Goods one day, I had a sweet girl named Dani as my cashier. My heart was pounding as I felt the Lord tell me to ask her how I…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 5 – Day 2)

READ James 4:11-12 11Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12There is only one lawgiver and judge,…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 5 – Day 1)

READ James 1:22-25 22But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 4 – Day 6)

READ James 1:19-21 19Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls….

INFUSE: Restart (Week 4 – Day 5)

READ James 4:1-10 1What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3You ask and…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 4 – Day 4)

READ James 3:13-18 13Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15This is not the wisdom that comes down from above,…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 4 – Day 3)

A Chance to Demonstrate I always pray that God will give me eyes to see the needs of others and to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s guidance.  The day before Easter I was in the Tom Thumb picking up a few last minute dinner items.  The man in front of me was being a…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 4 – Day 2)

READ James 3:6-12 6And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 4 – Day 1)

READ James 1:19-21 19Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls….

INFUSE: Restart (Week 3 – Day 6)

READ James 1:12:18 12Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 3 – Day 5)

READ James 3:1-5 1Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. 3If…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 3 – Day 4)

READ James 2:14-26 14What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 3 – Day 3)

A Small Gift God has been growing a friendship between myself and a Muslim neighbor recently and I couldn’t be more excited about it! In praying for opportunities to take gospel risks in our relationship, He has given me a strong desire to understand what she believes and to simply show her love. I’ve read…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 3 – Day 2)

READ James 2:8-13 8If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 3 – Day 1)

READ James 1:12-18 12Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 2 – Day 6)

READ James 1:5-11 5If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind….

INFUSE: Restart (Week 2 – Day 5)

READ James 2:1-7 1My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. 2For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, 3and if you pay attention to the one…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 2 – Day 4)

READ James 1:26-27 26If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. 27Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. (ESV) Read Dr. Constable’s…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 2 – Day 3)

Two Invites Today! I went to Kroger today and when I pulled into the parking place there was a lady with a SUV who was having trouble with her vehicle. A man had stopped to help her. When I came out of the store, I saw the woman still just sitting in her car. I…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 2 – Day 2)

READ James 1:22-25 22But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 2 – Day 1)

READ James 1:5-11 5If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind….

INFUSE: Restart (Week 1 – Day 6)

READ James 1:1-4 1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Testing of Your Faith 2Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4And let steadfastness have its…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 1 – Day 5)

READ James 1:19-21 19Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls….

INFUSE: Restart (Week 1 – Day 4)

READ James 1:12-18 12Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 1 – Day 3)

In the Gap Last week, I received a call about a terrible accident that had happened to the oldest son of a family in our neighborhood.  This family has children the same age as mine and we have known them for years.  My heart immediately sank and I wept for them.  We are not close…

INFUSE: Restart (Week 1 – Day 2)

READ James 1:5-11 5If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind….

INFUSE: Restart (Week 1 – Day 1)

READ James 1:1-4 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Testing of Your Faith 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its…

INFUSE: Restart 2017 – Begins Monday, August 14

INFUSE 2017 Daily Devotionals The Restart 2017 INFUSE Daily Devotional begins Monday, August 14. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. – James 1:5 As a recap and for those who are new, each day, Scripture and Reflection Questions will…