Saturday, July 23, 2016

The arduous journey of life! If only we stopped along the way and followed Ezra's example here. Instead we forge ahead without a prayer of finding the right way.

Ezra 8:21
Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions.
Bible Gateway link: Ezra 8::21 (NKJV)

Monday, July 18, 2016

It is madness out there. Which is why the Psalmist offers us this gift: a promise that supersedes the daily details of our fallen world.

Psalm 85:8-13
I will hear what God the Lord will speak,
For He will speak peace
To His people and to His saints;
But let them not turn back to folly.
Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed.
Truth shall spring out of the earth,
And righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Yes, the Lord will give what is good;
And our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before Him,
And shall make His footsteps our pathway.
Bible Gateway link: Psalm 85:8-13 (NKJV)

Friday, July 15, 2016

This is what it feels like. Groping. Active, almost desperate, hands-on searching. We are all made from the same blood, we all seek the same thing. He is not far from us.

Acts 17:26-27
And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,
so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
Bible Gateway link: Acts 17:26-27 (NKJV)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

This is what He asks of us. God was very clear about it in this conversation with Solomon. God even sent His son to redeem us. I think He is still waiting to hear how it is going.

2 Chronicles 7:14
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Bible Gateway link: 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Here is an example of a politician getting some divine retribution. But notice, the truth goes marching on.

Acts 12:21-24
So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them.
And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!”
Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.
But the word of God grew and multiplied.
Bible Gateway link: Acts 12:21-24 (NKJV)