WORD OF THE DAY IS MEDITATE

Ps 48:9 O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple. Meditation can alleviate stress and has shown to help reduce anxiety and blood pressure. As we think deeply and focus our mind we begin to arrive in a place of tranquility and peace but it depends on what you … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS MEDITATE

WORD OF THE DAY IS FRUIT

             Ps 52:8 But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing love. David’s dilemma here is anger at Doeg and all those who try to grow strong by destroying others. Destroying others not only breaks the ties that hold society together, but also … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS FRUIT

WORD OF THE DAY IS HOPE

  Ps 46:8 Come, see the glorious works of the Lord: See how he brings destruction upon the world.             There are many places in our world that are referred to as “wonders” but some of them are man-made. We need to concentrate on God made wonders.  These glorious works can be huge such as … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HOPE

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 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 ACCOUNTABILITY

Ps 10:12-13 Arise, O Lord! Punish the wicked, O God! Do not ignore the helpless! Why do the wicked get away with despising God? They think, “God will never call us to account.” No matter how hard we try to be “good” it seems that the “bad” have everything. Comparing yourself to others is a … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS ACCOUNTABILITY

WORD OF THE DAY IS NATIONS

Ps 9:15 The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set. Sometimes life is the pits, literally and figuratively. We all want God to help us when we are in trouble but what about our nation. David wanted God’s help so justice … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS NATIONS

WORD OF THE DAY IS NEVER ABANDONED

Ps 9:9-10 The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord do not abandon those who search for you. As you go through life, you may feel confident in the plan God set before you. Then something changes. … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS NEVER ABANDONED

WORD OF THE DAY IS HUMANESS

Ps 8:3-4 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers-the moon and the stars you set in place-what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Wow, how humbling is this scripture? Looking at creation is always a revelation. We … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HUMANESS

WORD OF THE DAY IS THANKS

Ps 7:17 I will thank the Lord because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. We should always be thankful no matter the circumstances. Years ago I felt over worked and underappreciated. After weeks of staying late to complete work, I made a conscious decision to thank … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS THANKS