Praying for a sweet, simple reunion

“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1 A.W. Tozer’s prayer resonates … and has become my own. “O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both…

Surrender

“She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly.” 1 Samuel 3:10 The one thing in the world Hannah deeply wanted she couldn’t make happen.  In grief, she cried out to the Lord in final surrender and acknowledgement of her own inability and weakness. Hannah laid down the idol worship of her…

BurrTrail, Capitol Reef,Utah

Waywardness and complacency

“For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.” Proverbs 1:32 Proverbs 1 is an exhortation to embrace wisdom — which in essence, is actively applying God’s word to every circumstance of our lives. Verse 32 addresses two ways of living that lead to death.  One path is…

Orphanage, Rach Gia, Vietnam

Romans 12:9-13 — The marks of the true christian

“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.  Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.  Contribute to the needs of…

Crocodiles, French Market, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

You will not be destroyed

“For thus says the Lord:  “Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken, and the prey of the tyrant be rescued, for I will contend with those who contend with you, and I will save your children.”  Isaiah 49:25 Even though you find yourself bound in captivity and the prey of the enemy, God…