The God We Have Known – Deuteronomy 11:26-28

“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse; the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God…and the curse, if you do not obey…but turn aside…to go after other gods that you have not known.” Deuteronomy 11:26-28 In these verses, this morning I was struck by the phrase, […]

Seeking Him Here – Hebrews 11:6

“The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight.” Proverbs 11:5a “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to […]

Doing a New Thing – Isaiah 43:18-19

“Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!” Psalm 31:19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it […]

Hope or Fear – Psalm 147:11

“but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.” Psalm 147:11 This is why I have no need to fear. My future is not determined by my strength or my ability to get it all right. It is determined by my God who takes pleasure in […]

So Much More – Psalm 84:11-12

“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!” Psalm 84:11-12 “Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed… Oh, […]

Fitting It Together – Colossians 4:2

“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” Colossians 4:2 Being watchful. This can speak of self-awareness, a guarding of one’s thoughts and perspectives – guarding for truth, for humility, for trust. It can also speak of faith. A watchful expectation that God will come through, that He will hear. The latter is […]