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

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 CLOSENESS

Ps 65:4 What joy for those you choose to bring near, those who live in your holy courts…             In the Old Testament, only Levitical priests were allowed in the Holy of Holies. These were the chosen and most of them took that designation with great respect and obedience. They were special, privileged, and had … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS CLOSENESS

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