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 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 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 INCOME

Ps 62:12 …Surely you repay people according to what they have done.             Today is a good day to talk about “fixed income”. All my working life everyone talked about saving as much money as you can so that when you retire you have something to fall back on. I heard it all—fixed income, limited … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS INCOME

WORD OF THEDAY IS EVEN IF

Ps 62:2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.             Sometimes, I try to remember everything God has done in my life.  Giving his only son Jesus is of course the ultimate gift but that was only the beginning. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, … Continue reading WORD OF THEDAY IS EVEN IF

WORD OF THE DAY: OVERWHELMED

Ps 61:2 From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed.  God is not limited by geography, he is everywhere. Where ever we are, he is there. Even when country boarders change due to war or hostile takeovers, God is there.  Walls and buildings also do not … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY: OVERWHELMED

WORD OF THE DAY IS HELP

Ps 60:12 With God’s help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes. When I arrived at work, I found my assignment was first admit. Usually, that meant getting ready for an unknown. Even with information on the pregnant patient we always expect the unexpected. This time we knew the situation … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HELP

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 REWARD

Ps 58:11 Then at last everyone will say, “There truly is a reward for those who live for God; surely there is a God who judges justly here on earth.” Early one morning, I backed out of the driveway and was hit so hard that it spun my car around. When I saw the car … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS REWARD