Wow, it's been a while since I wrote here, longest gap since I started. Lots of things going on with me: changes, growth and loss but all good and nothing that compares to the joy of knowing Him! On that note, I had a verse today that made me go 'Hmmm' - in a good way. … Continue reading Dressed for Success?
These are the people who chase after Him; [like Jacob, they look for the face of God] Psalm 24:6 These people, that the psalmist refers to, are people of integrity and honesty before God. They are able to come into His presence, to 'ascend the hill of the Lord'. Ears to listen, eyes to see— … Continue reading What Are You Looking For?
Romans 12 Paul pulls no punches here when he tells us how to live with this salvation we have been given. There is so much in it that it's difficult to know where to start and I recommend you spend quality time reading, praying, meditating on the verses. Ask God to reveal Himself through it. … Continue reading Cost
Paul's letter to the Romans brims over with truth that encourages and exhorts us. In Chapter 8 he ends with absolute confidence in the love of God. 35 So who can separate us? What can come between us and the love of God’s Anointed? Can troubles, hardships, persecution, hunger, poverty, danger, or even death? The answer is, … Continue reading Encouraged
8 Therefore, now no condemnation awaits those who are living in Jesus the Anointed, the Liberating King, Romans 8:1 This must be one of the most quoted, most cherished, most encouraging verses in the Bible. Paul has clearly laid out our problem at the end of chapter 7 - we can't help ourselves. We want to do … Continue reading Therefore…
I will bless the Eternal, whose wise teaching orchestrates my days and centers my mind at night. Psalm 16:7 If you asked me what most often stops me praying, doing things I want to do, feeling at peace or keeps me awake I would say thoughts. Thinking - ideas, questions, arguments, scenarios, 'what-ifs' running around … Continue reading Ordered to Rest
O Eternal, our Lord, Your majestic name is heard throughout the earth; Your magnificent glory shines far above the skies. Psalm 8:1 It's inevitable that we think about ourselves. It's impossible for us to forget who we are, what we want, what we can do and our potential. In Psalm 8 David follows that same pattern. … Continue reading Proper Place
It's another of those days where I find a common thread through my daily readings. Words have power in matters of life and death, and those who love them will savor their fruit Proverbs 18:21 We say: 'sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me' but it's not true. Long … Continue reading Speak Life
I read Psalm 51 yesterday. I pretty much know it by heart - its sentiments are very close to this wayward heart but a different translation can bring fresh thoughts and verse 9 made me pause. Cover Your face so You will not see my sins, and erase my guilt from the record. Psalm 51:9 I'm … Continue reading Cover Your Face
Hezekiah was in a jam. He'd tried to be faithful and God was pleased with Him. But the Assyrian army was outside his gate making promises to do to Judah what they had done to Israel. Not only were they making these promises but they were doing so in a language all the people could … Continue reading Try it His Way