Month: October 2016

Walking A Property Line

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.       Psalms 16:6 God never meant for me to be passive about my faith.  He has made promises but I must make them mine by walking them out.  There will … Continue reading Walking A Property Line

The Compliant Person and Regret

Oh, how I love your law!  It is my meditation all the day.  Psalm 119:97 I will value something more if I’ve suffered from the want of it.  If I lived much of my life without the daily revelation that comes through a relationship with … Continue reading The Compliant Person and Regret

Riding The Fence

Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way.  Psalm 119:128 David doesn't ride the fence.  There is no neutrality.  He loves truth.  He hates every false way.  He reminds me that I should show no ambivalence when it comes to good … Continue reading Riding The Fence

God Is Never Passive

My soul, wait thou only upon God. Psalm 62:6 Calvin translates this verse, "My soul, be silent before God." Rest calm and undisturbed. Your enemies are round about thee, but rest, my soul, in God. Your enemies are mighty, but HE IS Almighty; your troubles … Continue reading God Is Never Passive

Is God My Portion Or A Leftover?

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 23:76 How many times have I described the Lord as ‘all I had left’ – after something of great value was taken away?   “I lost everything … Continue reading Is God My Portion Or A Leftover?

Up Against a Wall

The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of His people. Psalm 33:10 Walls keep enemies on the outside but they can also keep someone who wishes to be free on the inside. Walls are their prison. The Word of God … Continue reading Up Against a Wall

Commander In Chief of the Angel Armies

The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.  The LORD of hosts is with us.  Psalm 46:6-7 God identifies Himself as the “Lord of hosts” time after time in scripture.  The problem with growing up in the church … Continue reading Commander In Chief of the Angel Armies

My Personal Spiritual Director

I will run the path of your commands because you have already widened my heart. Psalm 119:32 I was once turned off by the words ‘command’ and ‘commandments’.  Like everyone, my life had saving thorns. I perceived God as a general who did nothing but … Continue reading My Personal Spiritual Director

Arrows of Truth

Teach me, Oh Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.  Psalm 119:33 God's instruction is not like sitting in a classroom with thirty other students.  It is not a generic kind of teaching.  It is customized strategically for me; … Continue reading Arrows of Truth

Waiting For The Presence

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.  Acts 2:1-2, 4a You know what I want?  I want … Continue reading Waiting For The Presence