WORD OF THE DAY IS ABUNDANCE

Ps 72:16 May there be abundant grain throughout the land, flourishing even on the hilltops. May the fruit trees flourish like the trees of Lebanon, and may the people thrive like grass in a field.             Abundance—a very large quantity of something. Yes, that’s the definition, but what is it really and do we really … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS ABUNDANCE

WORD OF THE DAY IS LONELINESS

Ps 68:5 Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy.             We have all felt lonely but usually it is subdued by family, friends or fellowship at church activities. This type of interaction helps but is it enough? When feeling anxious and experiencing a lack of connection to others the … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS LONELINESS

WORD OF THE DAY IS DEEDS

Ps 66:3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!” Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.    The author and time of writing this Psalm are unknown but is believed to refer to the parting of the Red Sea. Those who experienced this great miracle told the story to their children, and it was passed … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS DEEDS

WORD OF THE DAY IS NATURE

Ps 65:8 Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy. In David’s time, the known world was quite small.  He believed that nature was a sign of love and provision from God. Land, water, … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS NATURE

WORD OF THE DAY IS FORTRESS

Ps 59:9 You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress. This Psalm comes from a very personal cry for help. David was again in a place of running from Saul but he realized that the enemies of the king were also the enemies of God’s … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS FORTRESS

WORD OF THE DAY IS REST

Ps 55:6 Oh that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest!             Have you ever wanted to run away and hide from the problems and pressures of life? Acting on the impulse to flee a difficult situation is not an answer that resolves the problem. When the devil steals … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS REST

WORD OF THE DAY IS VOWS

Ps 50: 14 Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.                         What is a vow? It can be a guarantee, pledge, oath or promise. Years ago, in a court of law you had to swear to tell the truth etc. Even though the words have … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS VOWS

WORD OF THE DAY IS LISTEN

            Ps 49:1, 3 Listen to this, all you people! Pay attention, everyone in the world! For my words are wise, and my thoughts are filled with insight. As a young student nurse, I had a patient that wanted me to read the bible to him. One of his medical problems was glaucoma, which made … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS LISTEN

WORD OF THE DAY IS NAME

Ps 44:5 Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes.             What is in a name? That question has been addressed for thousands of years. There are many variables in choosing a name for a child. Family names, traditional names and made up names, … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS NAME

WORD OF THE DAY IS HOPE

            Ps 42:5 Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again—my Savior and my God!              The Psalmist is discouraged, sad and probably depressed. This is exactly what Satan wants for us because he knows that discouragement destroys hope. When we … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HOPE