Original Stories – Psalm 139:16

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance. In your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:16 Reading in My Utmost for His Highest this morning, several of Oswald Chambers’ phrases stood out to me: “If you will give God […]

Eager Expectancy – Isaiah 54:2

“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54:2 This calling is written within a promise to the people of God, as He foretells the new covenant to come when His truth and salvation would […]

All My Heart – Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 Reading this familiar verse this morning, I began to contemplate what it is to trust in the Lord with all my heart. We generally hear and use the phrase, “with all my heart,” in contexts where it’s […]

Trusting His Goodness – James 1:17

“Every good and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17 In a devotional this morning, these words stirred my heart with some thoughts I’ve been pondering for some time now: “Like the Israelites, we also choose […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great Love – 1 John 3:1

“The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world… But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” John […]