When the going gets tough ∙∙

When the going gets tough ∙∙ So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded. – 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Luke 22:39-40, 45-46  39 Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives.  40 There he told them, “Pray thatContinue reading “When the going gets tough ∙∙”

Repentance without regret ∙

Repentance without regret ∙ “How kind the Lord is!” she exclaimed. “He has taken away my disgrace – Luke 1:25 Luke 1:11-24  11 While Zechariah was in the sanctuary, an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the incense altar.  12 Zechariah was shaken and overwhelmed with fear when heContinue reading “Repentance without regret ∙”

Feet of clay ∙

Feet of clay ∙ Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. – 1 Kings 19:3 Numbers 11:14-15  14 I cannot carry all these people by myself! The load is far too heavy!  15 If this is how you intend toContinue reading “Feet of clay ∙”

Pleasures forevermore ∙

Pleasures forevermore ∙ You will not abandon me to the realm of the dead . . .. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence. – Psalm 16:10-11 Psalms 16:1-11  1 A psalm of David. Keep me safe, O God, for I have come toContinue reading “Pleasures forevermore ∙”

Housebroken or heartbroken? ∙∙

Housebroken or heartbroken? ∙∙ Let me again experience the joy of your salvation! Sustain me by giving me the desire to obey! – Psalm 51:12 Psalms 51:9-12  9 Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt.  10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.Continue reading “Housebroken or heartbroken? ∙∙”