Character-driven prayer

Character-driven prayer Don’t make rash promises, and don’t be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few. – Ecclesiastes 5:2 Matthew 6:8-10  8 Your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!  9 Pray like this:Continue reading “Character-driven prayer”

The plain answer

The plain answer ∙ I and the Father are one. – John 10:30 John 10:33 You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God. “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but IContinue reading “The plain answer”

Deborah warrior princess ∙

Deborah warrior princess ∙ Barak said to her [Deborah], “If you will go with me, I will go, but if you will not go with me, I will not go.” – Judges 4:8 Judges 4:3-14  3 Then the people of Israel cried out to the LORD for help.  4 Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth, wasContinue reading “Deborah warrior princess ∙”

Here I am – hineni

Here I am – hineni Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight.” – Exodus 3:3 Exodus 3:2-6  2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burnContinue reading “Here I am – hineni”

Obedience without honor is hypocrisy

Obedience without honor is hypocrisy And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote. Because of this, I will once again astound these hypocrites with amazing wonders.Continue reading “Obedience without honor is hypocrisy”

Outrage fatigue ∙

Outrage fatigue ∙ Lawlessness will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. – Matthew 24:12 John 14:1, 27  1 Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.  27 I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace IContinue reading “Outrage fatigue ∙”

Handel’s Messiah ∙

Handel’s Messiah ∙ For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6 Revelation 19:6 Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. George Frideric Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, putsContinue reading “Handel’s Messiah ∙”

Faithful feet

Faithful feet Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. – Psalm 119:105 Psalm 119:105-114  105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.  106 I’ve promised it once, and I’ll promise it again: I will obey your righteous regulations.  107 IContinue reading “Faithful feet”