Tuesday, December 16, 2014

OK when was the last time you heard a quote from Obadiah? If you are flying high without God, you are not going to like this. It's that pesky pride thing.

Obadiah 1:3-4
The pride of your heart has deceived you,
You who dwell in the clefts of the rock,
Whose habitation is high;
You who say in your heart, ‘Who will bring me down to the ground?’
Though you ascend as high as the eagle,
And though you set your nest among the stars,
From there I will bring you down,” says the Lord.
Bible Gateway link: Obadiah 1:3-4

Monday, December 15, 2014

I am usually my own persecutor and I make my own prisons. If I can be so damaging to myself I NEED God's refuge. It is a little better than it used to be, certainly He has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 142:5-7
I cry to you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.”
Attend to my cry,
for I am brought very low!
Deliver me from my persecutors,
for they are too strong for me!
Bring me out of prison,
that I may give thanks to your name!
The righteous will surround me,
for you will deal bountifully with me.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm142:5-7&version=ESV


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Overcome with anxiety about that long to-do list for Christmas? Here's a prayer just for you.

Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
Bible Gateway link: Psalm 139:23-24


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Do you think there is only one way to do things? There is, it is God's way. Save some time and agony, don't try to do it your way.

Hosea 10:12-13
Sow for yourselves righteousness;
Reap in mercy;
Break up your fallow ground,
For it is time to seek the Lord,
Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.

You have plowed wickedness;
You have reaped iniquity.
You have eaten the fruit of lies,
Because you trusted in your own way,
In the multitude of your mighty men.
Bible Gateway link: Hosea 10:12-13 (NKJV)


Monday, December 8, 2014

We think we conduct our secret lives in secret. We don't.

Psalm 139:7-10
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
Bible Gateway link: Psalm 139:7-10 (NKJV)