A PRO-ACTIVE GOD Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.  Psalm 119:153 Knowing that God looks on my affliction and asking him to deliver me are two different things.  Just because the first happens doesn’t mean I will automatically cry out for deliverance.  If I …

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BEFORE THE DAY BEGINS I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.  Psalm 119:147 I used to wait until I was in trouble before asking God for help.  When everything was in shambles, I would then hope in God’s Word and God’s power to intervene.  A relationship gone awry?  Pray.  …

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KNOWING MY PITFALLS I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies.  Psalm 119:146 The most important prayer for any child of God to pray is not to be saved from their enemies, or their circumstances, but from the bent of their own flesh toward sin.  Though David asks repeatedly for God …

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BENDING, ENGAGING, INVESTING With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord.  Psalm 119:145     God is engaged with a heart that is engaged with Him.  It has always been about the heart, not token behavior.  His people could go to the temple, say all the right prayers, make all the right sacrifices, but if …

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