Category Archives: Praise
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. (Psalm 23:1-3) NIV
When was the last time your soul was refreshed? Have you ever had it refreshed? What was going on around you? Were you beside still waters? Were you lying down in green pastures? Continue reading
Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. (Psalms 12:1) NIV
Independence Day! Significant, yes! But what is the significance? To most it is a holiday, a day off work, a chance to sleep late, be lazy or catch up on housework, yard work, spend a day at the beach, leisure.
“These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.” (Matthew 15: 8-9)
Sometimes when we meet with God in our quiet times, it is hard to give over “our” time to “Him”. Why is this? We need to rend our hearts when we first arrive to be with Him, but we are so burdened with our sin, guilt and problems that we put ourselves first in the time slot. I am guilty as charged. Some days I come and rend my heart and I repent so I can be cleansed and have nothing between me and God, but other times I just rush right in. I am so much in need of His loving care that I don’t give Him His rightful place.
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Luke 10:27)
I have read this verse many times under many different circumstances. Today, I read it and the same as every time before, I got a new message from it. Now, this is the scripture that Jesus gave us citing as the most important commands that God has given to us, His children, to live by.
Today I read this with the subconsciousness of Valentine’s Day looming in the background and I suddenly thought about all the people out there in the world who are thinking about their spouses, their significant others, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters and wonderered if any thought about their creator. Continue reading