TURNING A NO TO A YES

TURNING A NO TO A YES

How can a young man keep his way pure?  By guarding it according to your Word.  Psalm 119:9

Because of my fallen nature, I am resistant to authority.  When a toddler understands the very first rule in his house, you can be sure he will resist.  It was within our nature to break rules.  One thing is certain, if we are allowed to break rules within our families, then when we grow up, we will break God’s rules too.  We will have little respect for authority and obedience. Continue reading “TURNING A NO TO A YES”

KEEPING A PROMISE

KEEPING A PROMISE

I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!  Psalm 119:8

Have you ever signed up for something and known that when you gave your word, you were in over your head. Continue reading “KEEPING A PROMISE”

LEARNING, THEN PRAISING

LEARNING, THEN PRAISING

I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.  Psalm 119:7 

    Children who master a new skill are constantly saying, “Mommy, Daddy, look at me!”  As a grownup, I can still be childish and crave attention when I’ve learned something new.   Continue reading “LEARNING, THEN PRAISING”

INTERPLAY BETWEEN CONFIDENCE AND SHAME

INTERPLAY BETWEEN CONFIDENCE AND SHAME 

Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes.  Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.  Psalm 119:5-6

    Satan lied to our first set of parents, Adam and Eve, about the importance of keeping all of God’s statues.  He encouraged them to question.  “Did God really say that?”  In doing their own thing, which was really Satan’s thing, they were filled with shame and went to hide.  Shame destroys our confidence with God.  We no longer have the guts to stand before Him, look Him in the face, and engage in the relationship.  Sin clogs the line of openness and what was once free and easy is full of cobwebs.  Continue reading “INTERPLAY BETWEEN CONFIDENCE AND SHAME”

PSALM 119

PSALM 119

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord.  Psalm 119:1

     Much of my summer has been about studying, then meditating on Psalm 119.  I am so excited to begin this new series with you that I’ve been awake half the night. Ron will tell you that he felt me raising up off my side of the bed to look at the clock, seeing if it was time to get up yet.  I couldn’t wait to begin this adventure with this exquisitely beautiful Psalm.  Continue reading “PSALM 119”