Month: March 2016

Living Through the Lean Years

Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.  Psalm 51:4     What makes a person change his ways?  Consequences.  God entrusts His children with gift after … Continue reading Living Through the Lean Years

A Little Defensive?

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.  Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.  Psalm 51:3-4 The first obstacle humanity faces is to recognize its own guilt.  The second challenge, once recognized, … Continue reading A Little Defensive?

When Life Isn’t What I Dreamed It Would Be

"And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You. Psalm 39:7          Last night, this quote from John Piper was sent to me. It struck me so deeply that I actually dreamt about it. Occasionally, weep deeply over the life you … Continue reading When Life Isn’t What I Dreamed It Would Be

Pretend Believers

"We have believed and have come to know that you are the Holy One of God."  Jesus answered them, Did I not choose you, the twelve?  And yet one of you is a devil."  He spoke of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, … Continue reading Pretend Believers

Love I Just Can’t Acquire

I will praise you as long as I live and in your name I will lift up my hands.  I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.  Psalm 63:4-5 Of all the things I … Continue reading Love I Just Can’t Acquire

It’s A Dangerous Business

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me; deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men. For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against … Continue reading It’s A Dangerous Business

Do I Really Know My Potential?

DO I REALLY KNOW MY POTENTIAL? The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old … Continue reading Do I Really Know My Potential?

Training My Fingers For Battle

Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.  Psalm 144:1 You are such a kind Father. You do not send children to the front lines to be annihilated by an enemy who is too strong for … Continue reading Training My Fingers For Battle

Where Are You Hiding?

You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance.  Psalm 32:7 It can be comforting to hide somewhere away from the crowd.  I can avoid someone I dread.  I can regroup when I need the quiet.  I … Continue reading Where Are You Hiding?

I’m Unpredictable

. . . His delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.   Psalm 1:2 Many days, when I'm cross referencing from one passage to another, I discover a tie-in between stories I never knew were … Continue reading I’m Unpredictable