Lord, Be Gracious Psalm 86:1-7 ESV Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul … Continue reading In The Day of Trouble
Cause for Much Praise!
To those of us who are strangers on this earth, whose citizenship is in heaven through faith in Jesus Christ, who were chosen by God before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless before him, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit in our hearts, to obedience to Jesus Christ: May grace … Continue reading Cause for Much Praise!
Perfecter of Faith
Hebrews 12:1-3 NASB Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who … Continue reading Perfecter of Faith
Or, Whole-Hearted? You who claim to be a follower of Jesus Christ, are you passionate for him? Are you on fire for God and for the kingdom of heaven and for his holiness and righteousness to be lived out in your life? Do his words burn in you like a fire? And, you cannot hold … Continue reading Half-Hearted?
Have you found yourself in a spiral of sin, confess, sin, confess, sin, confess, but you never seem to progress past that? You keep repeating the same patterns, the same sins, the same responses, with the same lies, and the same attitudes, but you just can’t seem to jump ship. It is a lot like … Continue reading Something Skipped
That I May Learn
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 4:44 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “I’ll Walk with God.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Psalm 119:65-72 (NASB). Teach Me (vv. 65-66) You have dealt well with Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word. Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For … Continue reading That I May Learn
He is Watching
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 6:22 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “To Be Like Him.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Proverbs 15 (quoting select vv. NASB). Good and Evil 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Watching the evil and the good. 8 The … Continue reading He is Watching
Fame and Treasure
Monday, September 18, 2017, 8:08 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read varied scriptures on the topic of taking up our cross. Treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-21, 24) “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, … Continue reading Fame and Treasure
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 6:00 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Oh, To Be Like Thee, Blessed Redeemer.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read James 3 (ESV). We Who Teach (vv. 1-5a) Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach … Continue reading Good Conduct
Ears Stopped Up
Sunday, September 3, 2017, 4:13 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Oh, To Be Like Thee, Blessed Redeemer.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 48 (Select vv. NASB). Not in Truth (vv. 1, 4, & 8) “Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel And … Continue reading Ears Stopped Up