God Knows, God Cares
on June 20th, 2019
Psalm 8:1–4 (NLT)1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens . . . 3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— 4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?Matthew 6:8 . . . for your Father knows exactly what you need even before yo...  Read More
A Sacrifice of Thanksgiving
on June 20th, 2019
Psalm 50 (selected verses NLT) 1 The Lord, the Mighty One, is God, and he has spoken; he has summoned all humanity from where the sun rises to where it sets. 4 He calls on the heavens above and earth below to witness the judgment of his people. 5 “Bring my faithful people to me— those who made a covenant with me by giving sacrifices.” 6 Then let the heavens proclaim his justice, for God himself wi...  Read More
Ephesians 3:20
on July 31st, 2018
Ephesians 3:20–21 (NLT)20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.It starts with Glory to God, all glory to God. And it ends with glory to God, through all generations forever and ever. It begins and ends wi...  Read More
You Alone Are My Reason
on July 12th, 2018
I take refuge in you alone, Lord. My faith is in you alone. I have no good apart from you. Oh, the sorrow of those who have run after other things (god's) that you have not given them.You alone are my inheritance. You, personally, are my blessing. You guard all you have given me. The land you have given me is a good land, because you are in it - and you are my true blessing.I have set you before m...  Read More
A Cry For Wisdom
on June 7th, 2018
James 1:5–8 (NLT)5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.8 Their loyalty is divid...  Read More
We Are Driven By What We Love
on August 30th, 2017
Joshua 23:11 says. “So be very careful to love the Lord your God (nlt).”The greatest way to ensure that we are walking in the blessings of God and are never at risk of backsliding is to be very careful to love the Lord your God; this is our single greatest safeguard to ensure our growing relationship with Jesus Christ.Why did Moses call all of Israel in the great Shema to this one thing in Deutero...  Read More
on July 20th, 2017
Heaven is home. All that heaven is, is our home. Heaven is our permanent home. Heaven is beyond our imagination, and heaven is our home.All that brings joy to our hearts is reserved for us in our heavenly home. At the heart of that joy will be Jesus, himself. He will be the center and the source of our eternal joy.And heaven is real; it is tangible, it is a place of real experience and real relati...  Read More
God Is Looking To Do Something
on July 18th, 2017
2 Chronicles 16:9 (NLT)9 The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him...”God is looking for a man, or woman, whose heart is fully set on Him, and who will trust God for all that God desires to do; in them, around them, and through them. God is looking for a fully consecrated (set apart) soul, in order that God may do what He desir...  Read More
Our Highest Priority
on July 17th, 2017
The Lord calls us to come away with him, alone, on a regular basis. Your world, with all its nonstop demands, can, and needs to be, put on hold for few minutes, in order for you to be alone with Jesus. Instead, most Christians put Jesus on hold. Rationalizing that someday they will find time to do what they know is most important. But the longer you push Jesus into the background of your life, the...  Read More
The Lord Is My Light And Salvation
on March 28th, 2017
A Prayer Following Psalm 27 (nlt)The Lord is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When the evil one seeks to devour me, when he inspires others to discourage me, they will stumble and fall. No matter how big the battle seems, my heart will not be afraid. Even if it looks like the enemy is getting the upp...  Read More
Search For Wisdom
on September 7th, 2016
Proverbs 2:1–11 (NLT)1 My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands. 2 Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. 3 Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. 4 Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. 5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD, and you will gain knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD grants wisdom! From h...  Read More
Praying 'Trust in the Lord' Scriptures (2)
on June 28th, 2016
Please pray for our friend Leanna who lost her younger brother today.Psalm 27:4 & 8 The one thing I ask, LORD — the thing I seek most — is to live, to dwell, to rest in your house; today and all the days of my life, delighting in your perfections and meditating in your Temple. Lord, that is what I need today. My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am c...  Read More
Praying 'Trust In The Lord' Scriptures (1)
on June 15th, 2016
From the Trust In The Lord Always post.Isa 26:3–4 Lord, You will keep me in perfect peace as I learn to trust in you completely, as I learn to keep my thoughts fixed on you! I will Trust in you always, for you, Lord God, are my eternal Rock.Psa 62:5–8 All that I am will wait quietly for you God, for my hope is in you alone. You alone are my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be sh...  Read More
Trust In The Lord Always
on June 13th, 2016
Meditate on God's Word. Pray His Word. Believe His Word.Isaiah 26:3–4 (nlt)3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! 4 Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock.Psalm 28:7 (nlt)7 The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving....  Read More
Only God Gives Inward Peace
on May 25th, 2016
Praying Psalm 62:5-8.(5) Oh Lord, only you give inward peace. Let all that I am wait quietly before you. You alone are my hope, I will depend on you and I will wait as long as you say. My hope is in you alone.(6) You alone are my rock and my salvation, the solid rock under my feet. I will stand in you alone. You are my fortress where I am safe, and I will not be shaken.(7) My victory, my help, and...  Read More
Praying Scriptures of Thanksgiving
on May 13th, 2016
I will enter your gates with thanksgiving, Lord. I will enter your courts with praise. I will give thanks to you and praise your name. For you are so good to me. Your unfailing love continues forever, and your faithfulness continues from generation to generation (Psalm 100:4-5).I will give thanks to you Lord and proclaim your greatness as long as I have breath in my lungs. I will let the whole wor...  Read More
Your Instructions Are Perfect
on May 6th, 2016
Praying Psalm 19:7-11Lord, your instructions are perfect, they revive my soul. They give me new life. They restore me. Your decrees and teachings are trustworthy and sure, following them makes me wise even though I am simple. Your commandments are right, they will bring joy to my heart if I will follow them. Your commandments are pure and bright, they will enlighten my eyes and give me insight for...  Read More
From The Jewish Prayer Book - A Morning Prayer
on February 26th, 2016
Pam and I have just returned from a month in Israel, where we have been with 2 groups of church family and friends. In honor of our time there, here is an adaptation from The Jewish Prayer Book;Thank you Lord God, who ever lives and endures, and who has restored my soul. Great is your faithfulness.How good is your dwelling place Lord, the place I always desire to be, and the place I can only enter...  Read More
People Follow Leaders
on January 14th, 2016
1 Corinthians 11:1 (NLT) And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.The history of Israel points to a truth taught clearly enough by all history; people will soon be what their leaders are. The leaders set the moral pace for the people.Whatever sort of man the leader is, the people will soon follow his leadership. The people followed David in the worship of Jehovah, Solomon in the buildin...  Read More
I Will Not Be Moved
on December 30th, 2015
My soul, all that I am, will wait silently and only upon you God, and I will silently submit to you; for my hope and expectation are in you alone. You alone Lord, are my Rock and my Salvation. You alone Lord, are my Defense and my Fortress, In you I shall not be moved. With you alone God rests my victory and my honor; You alone are my Rock of unyielding strength. You are my refuge, my security, an...  Read More
You Make All Things New
on December 15th, 2015
Lord, you say in Isaiah 43:19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. That is who you are Lord; You are the God who makes all things new. And you make us new, Lord. You promise in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that anyone who belongs to you has become a new person. The old life i...  Read More
Always Giving Thanks
on November 25th, 2015
Lord, your Word says we are to always be being filled with your Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among ourselves, and making music to YOU in our hearts. Always giving thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 5:18–20).Heavenly Father, thank you! Thank you for everything. In the wonderful name of Jesus Christ our Lord, thank you. Than...  Read More
I will Cleave, Trust, and Rely on You
on November 19th, 2015
John 7:38 (amp) Lord, you said, “He who believes in you (who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on you) as the Scripture has said, from his innermost being shall flow (continuously) springs and rivers of living water.” It’s the cleaves to, trusts in, and relies on part that I must continuously grow in, Lord. Like the man who cried out to you, “I believe; help my unbelief! (Mk 9:24)” I believe, Lo...  Read More
I Will Choose
on May 9th, 2015
Psalm 13:1–6 (nlt)O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand? Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die. Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!” Don’t let them rejoice at m...  Read More