WORD OF THE DAY IS CHURCH

Ps 73:17 Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked. Asaph, who probably wrote this Psalm, struggled with the concept that the wicked seemed to prosper while he did not. He needed answers, so he went to church. After praying and seeking God, he realized that … Continue reading  WORD OF THE DAY IS CHURCH

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 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 MERCY

Ps 69:16 Answer my prayers, O Lord, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful.  Who wants someone to take care of them? We do. Who needs mercy? We do. However, do we deserve it?  Since the time of creation, when sin entered the garden, we became … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS MERCY

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