Month: April 2020

No Longer On Speaking Terms

I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, Lord, as you know. I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and your … Continue reading No Longer On Speaking Terms

“He’ll Love Me This Time!”

And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben, for she said, “Because the Lord has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.” She conceived again and bore a son, and said, “Because the Lord has heard … Continue reading “He’ll Love Me This Time!”

Can I Predict Someone’s Response?

He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.  Isaiah 33:6 Intimacy means that I will probably have an idea of how someone I’m close … Continue reading Can I Predict Someone’s Response?

Staking a Claim Over My Property

Whoever invokes a blessing in the land will do so by the one true God; whoever takes an oath in the land will swear by the one true God. For the past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.   Isaiah 65:16 God never … Continue reading Staking a Claim Over My Property

Living Life In The ‘Not Yet’

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength.  Isaiah 40:30 In WWII, Japan surrendered to American forces and yet the news of the surrender took weeks and months to reach isolated Japanese … Continue reading Living Life In The ‘Not Yet’

Does He Speak My Name?

"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.  Isaiah 43:1  How receptive are you to a generic invitation?  “Hey, a bunch of us are going hiking.  Anyone want to come?”  The invitation is not personal and … Continue reading Does He Speak My Name?

Waiting and Longing

Yahweh, we have awaited you – for your name and your memorial, with longing of soul. Isaiah 26:8 What does it mean to tell God – ‘We have waited for you – for your name and your memorial’?  It means that we’re waiting to see … Continue reading Waiting and Longing