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Pictures of God Worth a Thousand Words

Pictures of God Worth a Thousand Words

[For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:] I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:1-2 There’s an old expression that comes to mind when I read today’s focus scripture: “A picture is worth […]

Take Hold of What God has Prepared for You

Take Hold of What God has Prepared for You

However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 In my youth I had a favorite record. For those of you who may have forgotten, records were vinyl discs with a hole in the middle. Records were played on a record player and were the forerunner of music on cassette, eight track tapes, and compact discs (which are also now outmoded). Anyway, just as most children and young teens, I loved to play that one song over and over and over again […]

Get Real in Your Love for God

Get Real in Your Love for God

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Has anyone ever said to you “I love you with all my heart?” You heard what they were saying…but how did you determine if their words were sincere? I’m certain that you can easily determine if there is heartfelt love in the following statements: “He never talks to me.” “…never does anything I ask him to do.” “…into his own little world and never includes me in anything.” “He’s […]

No Line and No Waiting for the Lord’s Forgiveness, Goodness, and Love

No Line and No Waiting for the Lord's Forgiveness, Goodness, and Love

You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5 Have you ever been in the doghouse? In case you don’t know what that means, the doghouse is a place where husbands are sentenced by their wives when they fail to live up to the wife’s expectations. It’s not a literal doghouse but is, figuratively, a place that is very cold and miserable. While in the doghouse the husband receives little to no verbal communication from his wife except for an occasional slamming of an object, the failure of an expected meal to […]

Your Treatment of Others Reveals Your Relationship with God

Your Treatment of Others Reveals Your Relationship with God

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 It has been my observation that a high percentage of life’s problems are people problems. At home, at work, in church, and just about everywhere we go we encounter people who make life difficult. We bump into personality conflicts, differing points of view, annoying behavior, bad attitudes, over sensitivity, arrogance, irritability, hostility, and opposition. (I’m assuming that such problematic behavior comes from the other guy…and not you.) Mankind has made many amazing advances that have improved the quality of our lives but when it comes to […]

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