Month: July 2019

A Garment And Wings

He asked her, "Who are you?" She answered, "I'm only Ruth, your servant. Spread the edge of your garment over your servant, because you are my related redeemer."  Ruth 3:9 God never meant for any of us to live in the center of tragedy.  It … Continue reading A Garment And Wings

May He Not Be Unknown To Me

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary. Psalm 63:1-2 If someone … Continue reading May He Not Be Unknown To Me

When I Momentarily Give Up On God

There are many who say, “Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!” You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. PSALMS 4:6-7 David and his closest … Continue reading When I Momentarily Give Up On God

The Story of Inside Out

She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold - which they used for Baal. Hosea 2:8 Once upon a time, a man became a father. He … Continue reading The Story of Inside Out

When Disciples Retreat Behind A Locked Door

When the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"  John 20:19 The disciples are hopeless.  They had grown to love Jesus.  He said he was King, but they … Continue reading When Disciples Retreat Behind A Locked Door

Turning To God, Even In The Good Times

I cared for you in the wilderness, in the land of drought.  As they had their pasture, they became satisfied, and being satisfied their heart became proud; therefore, they forgot Me.  Hosea 13:5-6 The quality of our relationship with God can be determined by how … Continue reading Turning To God, Even In The Good Times

Threatened By The Bread Jesus Offers

After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.  So Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you want to go away as well?"  John 6:66-67 What caused the crowd following Jesus to turn aside?  It was Jesus' words about eating … Continue reading Threatened By The Bread Jesus Offers

Does He Have To Raise His Voice?

And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in … Continue reading Does He Have To Raise His Voice?

Refreshing People

So that by God’s will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company.  Romans 15:32 The word ‘refresh’ is found 17 times in scripture.  In most of them, the spirit of one person is being refreshed in the company of … Continue reading Refreshing People

Lifting Your Head

Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Psalm 24:7 God speaks to His people and joyfully commands them to lift their heads. He has gone out to battle on their behalf … Continue reading Lifting Your Head