God is greater than our hearts. Is this not a great comfort? Our hearts are deceitful things. Jeremiah said it well, “The heart is more deceitful than all elseAnd is desperately sick;Who can understand it?” (Jer. 17:9) Our hearts affirm us and condemn us.Our hearts rule us and destroy us with passions.Our hearts … More God is Greater Than Our Hearts
“If then you have been raised up with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (Col. 3:1-2), RSV) The beauty and the wonder of hot weather has arrived. My garden … More The Dangerous Beauty of Summer
Read Psalm 63 1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Thirst I was cutting the lawnand trimming the bushesand edging the drivewayand pulling … More What Does It Mean to Thirst for God?
Jesus calls to us in the mess and heartache of life, He calls to us and gives us hope for a better future. But He does more than that. Jesus instructs us in the way we should go. He knows the way through every hard and difficult journey and so He shows us the path … More He Does More than That
Prayer “Thank you Lord for not giving me the judgment I deserve but for giving me instead the grace, Your grace, that I so desperately need. Thank You for mercy. Thank You for redemption. Thank You for the wonder of a love I don’t deserve but I so passionately appreciate. Change me Lord and make … More Give Me Grace Over Karma Every Day
Crying Out to God for Deliverance from Ourselves. American Christians need to come to grips with the fact that God wants our humiliation before Him. He wants to strip us of our pride so that we would humbly bow before Him and gain a new vision of His glory and majesty and new purpose for … More A Mid-Day Prayer for Revival
While studying today I found this gem. “The moment you begin to testify for the Lord, someone will oppose you. . . . John Calvin lived in Switzerland as a refugee from France. John Knox, the Scottish Presbyterian, lived in danger of his life, because of government opposition to his preaching. John Wesley was stoned, … More What Stops You?
Sunday Afternoon Musing “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 “If we kept that commandment all the other commandments would be obeyed. If we secure this queenbee we are given the swarm. To put nothing ‘before’ God! What is left in the circle of obedience? God first, always and everywhere. Nothing … More Keeping the First Commandment – How to Build a World
Read Psalm 90 and 130 There is joy after tears when tears are humble. May all your tears flow from a humble heart. A Morning Prayer of Lament Taking Psalm 90 Personally 6205 days left. Six thousand two hundred days left. Six-thousand-two-hundred-days left. I can’t stretch them. Only You know if they or more are … More Day 7, Saturday — Waiting, Watching, in Wonder
There is perhaps no one who believes in God who has not on ocassion asked this question? How Long O Lord? How long before a marriage improves, a son repents, a daughter expresses humility, a sorrow ends, an illness is overcome, a job situation improves, a depression ends? How long Lord, before this pain I … More Thursday, Day 5 — How Long O Lord?