My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! [Psalm 119:25, ESV]
There are times when we go to God’s Word and every word seems to have life and leap out from the pages. On the other hand, sometimes our hearts seem to grow dull, the words feel lifeless, having little or no impact on our lives. At such times Psalm 119 – a poem of love for the word of God – seems so remote from our experience. All through the Psalm, however, we find expressions of real sorrow and frustration, and in verse 25, for instance, the psalmist confesses that his soul clings to the dust. Read more
If we’re to shine the Light,
then why more like Jesus aren’t we
why is His reflection in us . . .
so hard for others to see?
If we’re to act as the Light,
then why don’t we share
why to the Good News
don’t we make more people aware? Read more
5The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. 6The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. 7The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. 8The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever [Psalm 121:5-8].
Me: God, can I ask you a question? God: Sure…
Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do you mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late God: Yes
Me: My car took forever to start God: Really?
Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait God: Okay
Me: On the way home, just as I picked up a call, my phone went dead God: Hmm… Read more
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense [Prov 19:11].
If we are to obey God’s command to love others, we must allow God to transform us into those who live without offense. Taking offense allows others to dictate your emotions and thus affect your quality of life. When someone wrongs me, I instantly feel a need for justice and fairness rise within me. I feel as if I have the right to be angry or even to take revenge for the wrong they committed. Offense stirs up feelings of insecurity, pride, anger and frustration. Read more