Month: October 2012

Prayer For The Grace To Look UP

PRAYER FOR THE GRACE TO LOOK UP Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.  Psalm 20:7             I can be so frustrated, Lord.  I want a certain person to keep their promises so … Continue reading Prayer For The Grace To Look UP

Prayer For Restored Trust

PRAYER FOR RESTORED TRUST Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.  His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.  How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose … Continue reading Prayer For Restored Trust

Shipwreck

SHIPWRECK Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22             I must be clear, not only as I share the Gospel with others, but in my expectations of what following Jesus means.  To embrace Jesus is to embrace a life characterized … Continue reading Shipwreck

Who Can Inflict Evil?

WHO CAN INFLICT EVIL? They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law.  Psalm 119:150 Those who perpetrate evil on others are far from God’s instruction.  They have either never gotten close to Jesus, or they have chosen to … Continue reading Who Can Inflict Evil?

Waiting

WAITING When evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum.  It was now dark and Jesus had not yet come to them.  The sea became rough and a strong wind was blowing.  John … Continue reading Waiting

Fear

FEAR There is no fear of God before their eyes.  Romans 3:18 Our emotional lives are so twisted by sin.  The things we should feel – we don’t.  What we shouldn’t feel – we do.  And all feelings are rooted in beliefs. The One an … Continue reading Fear

En Embrace With The Eyes

AN EMBRACE WITH THE EYES The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down.  Psalm 146:8          Body language is a powerful communication tool.  If we lean forward while in conversation, we let the other person know that we are interested, that we anticipate their … Continue reading En Embrace With The Eyes