Treasured – Deuteronomy 7:6

“For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 7:6 A people for His treasured possession. Out of all the people on the face […]

Watching Confidently – Psalm 5:3

“O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.” Psalm 5:3 Before I opened my Bible this morning, I poured out some things in prayer before the Lord. Various aspects of life weighing on my heart. Then I turned here, to this passage that […]

Still Sovereign – Daniel 6:4-9

“Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel in regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful… Then these presidents and satraps came by agreement to the king and said to him, ‘O King Darius, live forever! […]

Chosen – Ephesians 1:3-6

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as […]

Powerful Healing, Compassionate Love – Isaiah 53:4-5

“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows… Upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5 I read these words by Charles Spurgeon this morning: “What a mass of hideous sickness must have thrust itself under the eye of Jesus! Yet we read […]

He is Trustworthy – Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 A question was asked this morning in the book I’ve been […]

To Be Near God – Psalm 73:28

“But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.” Psalm 73:28 This is where I want to be this morning. Near to my God. With Him as my refuge. That I may see and know His works, to […]

Our God Who Came – Matthew 1:22-23

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).” Matthew 1:22-23 Thankfulness is filling my heart this morning that Jesus is Immanuel. Thankfulness that God the Father desired and […]

Flourishing Wilderness – Isaiah 51:3

“For the LORD comforts Zion; He comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.” Isaiah 51:3 If I will allow the Lord to comfort me, this is what He will […]

Because You Matter – Psalm 104:24, 27-28

“O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures… These all look to you, to give them their food in due season. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.” […]