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, […]

Faltering – Psalm 73:1

“Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.” Psalm 73:1 I didn’t want to write this today. Not after what I wrote yesterday. Because today, I’m feeling such discouragement. Disappointment that at first I shook off, but then it grew. Dragging me down and bringing with it a sense that […]

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 […]

Setting God Before Ourselves – Psalm 54:3

“For strangers have risen against me; ruthless men seek my life; they do not set God before themselves.” Psalm 54:3 “They do not set God before themselves.” This statement, here describing evil men, begs the question: Do I? Do I elevate the will and desires and plans of God above my own? Do I treasure […]