At all times …

"I will bless the Lord at all times" (Psalm 34:1). As we travel through life, there may be times of prosperity - times when everything seems to be going so well, and there may be times of adversity - times when nothing seems to be going right. This is life. Good things happen to us. …

Continue reading At all times …

Hallelujah! He has found me …

"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up" (James 4:10). In his "Sermon the Mount" (Matthew 5-7), Jesus begins with a series of sayings, known as the Beatitudes. In the third Beatitude, Jesus says, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5). Meek - what does this mean? …

Continue reading Hallelujah! He has found me …

My soul thirsts for God, the living God …

Deuteronomy 6:1-8:20; Luke 11:33-54; Psalm 42:1-6a God’s people were called to enter the promised land. They were called to live in obedience to the Lord who had brought them into the promised land. To those who refuse to enter into God’s land of blessing, God says, “Woe to you experts in the law, because you have …

Continue reading My soul thirsts for God, the living God …

God is always greater than our inadequate worship.

2 Samuel 22:8-51 David’s ‘song’ of praise is also found in Psalm 18. Some things are worth repeating! David is praising the Lord. He is giving glory to Him. We must never tire of praising God. We can never praise Him enough. He is always greater than our inadequate worship. He is ‘worthy to be …

Continue reading God is always greater than our inadequate worship.

In our own homes – let us pray to the Lord and receive His blessing.

“‘I am the Beginning and the End’, says the Lord God” (Revelation 1:8).We think about the past – and we know that we cannot change it. We think about the future – and we don’t know what it holds for us. All we have is the present. We think about the past and the future …

Continue reading In our own homes – let us pray to the Lord and receive His blessing.

“He will turn many of the people to the Lord their God to make ready a people prepared for the Lord … (Learning from John the Baptist – Luke 1:13-17; John 1:19-34)

The birth of John the Baptist was foretold in an angelic message (Luke 1:13-17) which speaks of prayer - “your prayer is heard” (v. 13), preparation - looking forward to a time of “joy and gladness” (v. 14), power - “filled with the Holy Spirit” (v. 15) and purpose - “he will turn many of …

Continue reading “He will turn many of the people to the Lord their God to make ready a people prepared for the Lord … (Learning from John the Baptist – Luke 1:13-17; John 1:19-34)