The Hardness of Our Heart Changes Our Perspective

Our family’s Bible reading plan currently has us in Mark.  On Friday, we read chapter 10.  The first half of this chapter brings as much controversy as it did when Jesus walked on the earth. Read it for yourself.  Mark 10:1-12 – And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to …

Mountain Tops Come After Valleys

Psalm 6 1 O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath. 2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. 3 My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O Lord—how long? 4 Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love. 5 For in death …

Three Reasons Why A Morning Spiritual Routine is Important

Psalm 5 (ESV) – Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning.  Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.  O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.   For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may …

Finding Relief Through Emotional Circumstances

Psalm 4 – 1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! 2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?   How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah   3 But know that the Lord has set apart the …

Bad Days Come and Go, But God is Good

1 O LORD, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul, “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 3 But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. …