Month: October 2009

A PROMISE MADE POSSIBLE

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

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

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

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?

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?

OBEYING WITH UNDERSTANDING

OBEYING WITH UNDERSTANDING 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 … Continue reading OBEYING WITH UNDERSTANDING

SOARING ON THE WINGS OF LOVE

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