Those who stand in awe of the Eternal - who follow wherever He leads, committed in their hearts - experience His blessings! Psalm 128:1 Awesome is a word thrown around a lot today. I admit to having used it myself this morning when I spoke with my mum about something that had happened. But was … Continue reading Truly Awesome
I was looking back at things I have found previously in Psalm 18 and found they are all still very pertinent to my life and situation. What God has said to me in the past using this Psalm are still relevant. He never stops working on the process of transforming and changing me. 35 You have … Continue reading Wheels within Wheels
7 My heart is ready, O God; my heart is ready, And I will sing! Yes, I will sing praise! 8 Wake up, my glory! Wake up, harp and lyre; I will stir the sleepy dawn with praise! Psalm 57:7-8 The only response when we recognise the love God has for us when we begin to understand what … Continue reading If It’s Such Good News…
So today we started reading about Esther. I see her as a quiet, demure, beautiful young woman. She's pretty much the image of all that makes a perfect woman, she is that heroine in old movies who waited patiently to be rescued relying on the men around her to guide and lead her, to advise her. And … Continue reading Free-Loader?
I'm coming to the end of the books telling the histories of the kings of Israel and throughout Samuel, Kings and Chronicles it has been a roller coaster ride of highs and lows, of faith and failing, of obedience and rebellion. In the passage today we have perhaps two of the most opposite examples. Hezekiah … Continue reading He Reminds Me
Sometimes I feel sorry for Solomon. Yes, he was given wisdom beyond any other man. He had riches and success, people coming from all over the world to listen to him, to see what he did and said. He built the Temple of the Lord, known for centuries and even today as Solomon's Temple. But … Continue reading Comparisons
41 They feared the Eternal One while at the same time serving their own idols. Their descendants have done the same ever since. 2 Kings 17:41 5 Hezekiah put his trust in the Eternal One, Israel’s God. Before and after his righteous reign, no other king ever compared to him in Judah. 6 He embraced the Eternal, and … Continue reading A Proper Fear
My verse for this week is: Those with knowledge know when to be quiet, and those with understanding know how to remain calm. Proverbs 17:27 It came as one of those God answers because I was in the car driving and giving out exasperated 'seriouslys' at other drivers. I paused after one particularly passionate one … Continue reading Seriously?