Psalm 119 (part 6)

41 May your unfailing love come to me, Lord,    your salvation, according to your promise;42 then I can answer anyone who taunts me,    for I trust in your word.43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth,    for I have put my hope in your laws.44 I will always obey your law,    for ever and ever.45 I will walk about in freedom,    for I have sought out your…

The Power of Solitude – Part 2

Does it sometimes seem hard to hear God? Does your schedule keep you too busy to listen to Him? We must pull away from our self-imposed list of duties and obligations so we can spend time alone with the One who loves us most. Source: The Power of Solitude – Part 2

The Power of Solitude – Part 1

Does it sometimes seem hard to hear God? Does your schedule keep you too busy to listen to Him? We must pull away from our self-imposed list of duties and obligations so we can spend time alone with the One who loves us most. Source: The Power of Solitude – Part 1 Featured Image Credit

Containing Contentment

Do you feel like a victim of the circumstances of life? Is contentment an elusive fantasy or a consistent reality for you? Would you like to have more peace and confidence in the midst of difficulty? Let’s consider these words: I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed,…

When You Should Stress OUT

If asked to make a list of the things we worry about, few of us would have much difficulty coming up with a pretty detailed list! Without thinking about it, worry can become a way of life for us. In fact, we can worry about worrying, or even worry about having nothing that currently worries…

A Wake-Up Call

Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape….

Our Helper in Prayer – Part 2

Have you ever had that feeling, that intense urging, that maybe you should pray, but you did not? Have you ever felt pain that was so vast that you could not pray; you could not even speak? In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought…

Psalm 119 (part 5)

33 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees,    that I may follow it to the end.34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law    and obey it with all my heart.35 Direct me in the path of your commands,    for there I find delight.36 Turn my heart toward your statutes    and not toward selfish gain.37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;    preserve my life according to…

Does God Take It Personally?

When we treat God’s representatives a particular way, does God treat it personally? What about the way we treat (or mistreat) random people? Is that treatment only connected to that individual, or does it also echo into how we are treating God? Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord…

Before Creation?!

Let us briefly consider the idea that God was up to something before time existed. This something had to do with Christ; it also somehow had to do with us! At times, we can be vulnerable to stressing over the past, the present, or the perceived future. Today, let us focus on some of the…