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

How Creatively God Keeps a Promise

And as they journeyed, a terror from God fell upon the cities that were around them, so that they did not pursue the sons of Jacob. Genesis 35:5 God makes His child many, many promises. As long as my heart is sensitive toward sin and … Continue reading How Creatively God Keeps a Promise

The God Of The Small

A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench.  Isaiah 42:3-4  The commander of an army keeps his eye on his strongest warriors. He values those who can go the distance to achieve victory. They are his greatest assets. While casualties are … Continue reading The God Of The Small

What Can I Expect Prayer To Do?

'Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence '“ As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil '“ To make your name known to your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at … Continue reading What Can I Expect Prayer To Do?