We’ve been walking slowly through the Book of Psalms, this week looking at Psalm 26. In this passage David asks for nine things, he shares 10 things he’s doing, and he gives eight vows moving forward. All of this in 12 verses. See if you can find them all 😊.
It can be easy to be stirred to worship when you stand and witness the beauty of God’s creation. In fact, Psalm 8 talks about that specifically. But God’s creation is so much more than flowers, and trees, and waterfalls, and sunrises. God’s creation is everything – time, language, culture, mathematical processes, and of course Mankind. God created humans with passions, talents, and gifts. When we get to see the people around us using the passions and gift’s God has given them that is “All Creation Singing God’s Glory!”
We’ve been walking slowly through the Book of Psalms, this week looking at Psalms 25. It’s a passage from David as he pleads for deliverance and forgiveness. It also happens to include my High School class verse from 40 years ago.
We’ve been walking slowly through the Book of Psalms. This week we’re looking at a chapter that starts off declaring that everything on earth belongs to the Lord. The chapter ends with praise and glory given
One of my favorite authors is Donald Miller. I recently re-read one of his books called A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I learned while editing my life. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is the story of when Don and 2 other guys turned Blue Like Jazz (an earlier book he wrote and a memoir of sorts) into a screenplay for a movie. What they discovered, however, is that they had to “edit” Don’s life in Blue Like Jazz because it wasn’t interesting enough for a movie as is. Ouch.
What a blessing it is to find out people have been praying for us. Right? To know that others have taken time to lift us up to the Lord in prayer. It’s special. It’s just one of the blessings of being a believer.
Psalm 8 makes one think about their place in the world. How one fits into the expanse of the universe. I know that I wonder about this sometimes.
In Hebrews 4:1-7 God reminds us of the place of rest he has created for those who put their faith in Jesus. He also tells us that those who don’t believe will not be permitted to enter into his rest.
Asking God for forgiveness brings true joy. It brings real happiness and real relief from the heaviness that comes with sin. Sin can be…
In my devotions yesterday I was reading out of Psalm 2. It talks about the coming Messiah and what God sees. It was written over 2000 years ago and seems even more relevant today than in Bible times.
In the last month, my family and I have had the opportunity to see so much beauty in this country. We’ve seen fields, hills, valleys, trees, rivers, lakes, mountains, sunsets, and sunrises. I’m thankful to be someone who sees God in all of it. The mornings seem to be my favorite because it’s more of the quiet part of the day for me. The older I get, the earlier I get up simply to enjoy my time alone with God and my cup of coffee.
God orchestrates his will through our normal day activities without us even being aware that he’s working on something.