WORD OF THE DAY IS LONG

Ps 42:1 As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.             Have you ever wanted something so bad you could almost taste it? You just knew if you didn’t get it you would die. You were desperate and so discouraged you really wanted to give up and die. … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS LONG

WORD OF THE DAY IS STAND

  Ps 33:8 Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone stand in awe of him.             Shall we talk about fear? This is not fear of something bad happening to us; it is a fear of the Lord that causes us to honor him. This verse reminds us how great God really … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS STAND

WORD OF THE DAY IS STORMS

Ps 29:4, 7&8 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic… The voice of the Lord strikes with bolts of lightning. The voice of the Lord makes the barren wilderness quake; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. Thunderstorms and lightning are part of nature. Watching rolling clouds become … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS STORMS

WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

Ps 27:14 Wait patiently on the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. I never thought of myself as brave or courageous. The best attribute I seem to possess is self-confidence. At times, it can come across as arrogance. The perception of another person can be a window into ourselves. This has … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS COURAGE

WORD OF THE DAY IS BLAMELESS

Ps 26:1-2 Declare me innocent, O Lord, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart. No one is innocent since Eve ate the forbidden fruit.  David was proclaiming his innocence as others accused him of … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS BLAMELESS

WORD OF THE DAY IS FELLOWSHIP

Ps 24:3-4 Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure… God deserves our worship and it is the least we can do to please someone we love. We do nice things for people, why not for the One who made … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS FELLOWSHIP

WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACE

Ps 23:6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.              Goodness and unfailing love is God’s ultimate gift of grace that follows us throughout life. Because we did nothing to earn this divine grace it is … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACE

WORD OF THE DAY IS RESTORE

Ps 23:1-3 The Lord is my shepherd; I have all I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews (refreshes, restores) my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.             This is the most well-known of all the Psalms and the most … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS RESTORE

WORD OF THE DAY IS BLESSING

Ps 21:6 You have endowed him with eternal blessings and given him the joy of your presence. The first six verses in Psalms 21 speak of the blessings David received from God: heart’s desire fulfilled, success, a crown, and joy. What blessings has God given you? Perhaps talent, wealth, position and family. Acknowledge them all … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS BLESSING

WORD OF THE DAY IS INTEGRITY

Ps 18:25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity. The dictionary states integrity as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, moral uprightness.” From the beginning, humankind had trouble following this promise of God. Whenever man had to choose, his first instinct was to pick … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS INTEGRITY