A PROMISE MADE POSSIBLE I will keep your law continually, forever and ever. Psalm 119:44 The psalmist’s words sound like a marriage vow; a pledge that is certainly a lofty goal but is it really possible to keep it and never fail? Does one love, … Continue reading A PROMISE MADE POSSIBLE
THE MORE YOU NEED, THE BETTER Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise. Psalm 119:41 It’s easy to love others when their lives are going well, when the needs are low. Let their needs rise and love … Continue reading THE MORE YOU NEED, THE BETTER
THE NATURE OF LONGING Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life! Psalm 119:40 What creates longing? There is a void and I experience it in three ways. I once had something of great value but it was taken away from … Continue reading THE NATURE OF LONGING
A DANGEROUS PRAYER Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. Psalm 119:37 Do I really want the idols in my life exposed for what they are? Do I want their glitter removed? I remember how eye-opening … Continue reading A DANGEROUS PRAYER
WHAT EXACTLY IS PERSONALIZED PRAYER MAPPING? It may not be what you think. What I teach is not how to prepare a prayer map for a city, town or geographical region. That is referred to as simply ‘prayer mapping’. People target a specific area, divide … Continue reading WHAT EXACTLY IS PERSONALIZED PRAYER MAPPING?
Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. Psalm 119:34 "Why do you do what you do?" A legalist answers, "Because God said so." He struggles with an explanation beyond that because there is little or no … Continue reading OBEYING WITH UNDERSTANDING
SOARING ON THE WINGS OF LOVE I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart. Psalm 119:32 Plodding along, grinding out obedience to God is not any way to live. I did it for more than three decades. It’s exhausting … Continue reading SOARING ON THE WINGS OF LOVE
DELIBERATE CHOICES I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set your rules before me. Psalm 119:30 Following Jesus must be a deliberate choice. Faithfulness to Him, to our love relationship, will not be possible unless I set His Word in front of me. … Continue reading DELIBERATE CHOICES