WORD OF THE DAY IS PERSPECTIVE

Ps 73: 13, 14 Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? Did I keep myself innocent for no reason? I get nothing but trouble all day long; every morning brings me pain.                    These verses are the end of a story. Asaph is having a really bad morning. You know the kind. You wake … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS PERSPECTIVE

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 LEADERS

Ps 72:2 Help him judge your people in the right way; let the poor always be treated fairly. I dislike politics. I understand the concepts and the need, but have difficulty with all the games the politicians play. I know it may be the wrong attitude, but that’s my opinion. More importantly, even if I … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS LEADERS

WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPENSATION

Ps 71:20 You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth.             There is suffering and hardship in the world. The devastation we see daily on the news is heart wrenching. Everyone experiences loss, but how do we … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPENSATION

WORD OF THE DAY IS LEGACY

Ps 71:18 Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your powers to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me. Now that I am seasoned with salt and pepper hair, I find myself drawn to children. Our nephew lives next door with … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS LEGACY

WORD OF THE DAY IS HAPPINESS

Ps 71:17 O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do.                    I didn’t have a traditional childhood.  My parents divorced by age two and mom remarried someone with three children. All I remember was constant turmoil and living in their shadow … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HAPPINESS

WORD OF THE DAY IS 911

Ps 71:14 But I will keep hoping for your help; I will praise you more and more.             We know what to do in an emergency—call 911. We even teach it to our young children. If a car accident occurs, we call believing someone will send help. If someone becomes ill we call hoping someone … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS 911

WORD OF THE DAY IS EXAMPLE

Ps 71:7 My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection. I tried to be a good example to our children. During their teenage years, I felt inadequate. Occasionally, I needed to guide them with a firm hand. I always wondered if it was enough. One day, our youngest … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS EXAMPLE

WORD OF THE DAY IS HURRY

Ps 70:1 Please, God rescue me! Come quickly, Lord and help me. This verse was King David’s plea to God to hurry to his rescue. Why do we want God to hurry? Why does he seem late to the situation? We want instant gratification but is that good for us? Probably not. When we pray … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HURRY

WORD OF THE DAY IS HUMILITY

Ps 69:32 The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged. Humility comes from the wisdom God gives us and is a virtue every Christian should have, not in a “show-off” way but in a way that glorifies God. How is this possible? When we … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HUMILITY