Time Bound – Isaiah 14

Isaiah 14 We struggle with chronology in the Bible because we are time focused and sequentially minded.  God, however, exists outside the confines of time and sees past, present, and future together. This is evident in the book of Isaiah and in this chapter. Here we read of Israel’s struggle in the centuries before Christ,…

Lady Church – II John

Lady Church, pick up your skirts. It is time to walk in truth. Done with wavering, Done with savoring the fruit of this world. Done with lies. You are the Lady of Truth, so tell it, preach it, live it, proclaim it. Train Your children. Gather them under the banner of the Son, Who is…

Grace

God’s grace is a central theme in scripture.  From the covering of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to the preservation of the nation of Israel, one can trace His grace in His dealings with mankind.  We could speak of Noah and Abraham, of Moses and David, of Daniel and Jonah to demonstrate…

Having My Say

I’ve heard it said that growing old gives me certain rights to have my way and have my say whatever comes to mind; But as my hair grows whiter still and age my body stains, may all my words show kindness and bring honor to Christ’s name. Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable…

Caught in the Doldrums

In the years before engines powered great sailing vessels, a ship crossing the Equator could drift for days waiting to catch a fresh breeze that would move it forward.  The ship and all those on it were caught in the Doldrums, a hot, miserable place that sapped energy and derailed hope.  The experience was so…

Enough

As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied when I awake, with thy likeness.  Psalm 17:15 Resting in this moment, I am at peace. I will not despair over what is past Nor fret over what is to come. I am simply reminded that God is enough.

Responding to Psalm 3

Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.  3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.  4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.  5 I laid me…

Fingerprints

If I could dust all of creation, the fingerprints of the Father would appear on the rocky faces of the mountains, and the grainy sands of the shoreline, and in the deepest depths of the ocean. They would cover the butterfly’s wing; They would decorate the massive Redwoods and sprinkle across the grass growing in…