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

WORD OF THE DAY IS PRAY

Ps 69:13 But I keep praying to you, Lord, hoping this time you will show me favor. In your unfailing love, O God, answer my prayer with your sure salvation. After praying, David still feels rejected and broken by his circumstances. There is much in this world that tempts us to turn from God. We … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS PRAY

WORD OF THE DAY IS SELF-IMPROVEMENT

Ps 68:35 God is awesome in his sanctuary. The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. In our society our looks are important. We need to look better, smarter, and younger just to keep up in the business world. We color our hair, lose weight and maybe have saggy skin lifted but … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS SELF-IMPROVEMENT

WORD OF THE DAY IS SING

Ps 68:4 Sing praises to God and to his name! Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds. His name is the Lord—rejoice in his presence! For me, there is nothing more uplifting than singing worship songs. I just wish I could carry a tune. Yes, I am musically challenged but, as in Psalm … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS SING

WORD OF THE DAY IS RIGHT

Ps 64:10 The Godly will rejoice in the Lord and find shelter in him. And those who do what is right will praise him.  Attacks come in many ways but words spoken against us hurt the worst. It can feel like a slap in the face. Why is it so difficult to do what is … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS RIGHT

WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPLAINT

Ps 64:1 O God, listen to my complaint. Protect my life from my enemies’ threats.             We are taught to pray and praise God. I do that and feel the assurance that he hears me, but I admit I also complain, sometimes a lot. The inequality of life is bad enough.  We also see so … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPLAINT

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 IS CLOUDS

Ps 57:10 For your unfailing love is as high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Think about where David is while writing this Psalm. After escaping from the Philistines he is running again—from Saul, hiding in a cave (possibly Adullam or Ein Gedi). His men and everyone important to him have not … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS CLOUDS

WORD OF THE DAY IS CONFIDENCE

Ps 57:7 My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises! Confidence is intangible making it hard to find. The dictionary states it is “the feeling that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.” Some days I was confident in my abilities on … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS CONFIDENCE