Tag Archives: Blessing

Moving On, Moving In (Mar 23)

Sometimes we get stuck in a rut in our spiritual journey. We struggle again and again with the same things. We become content and complacent with the status quo. God is calling us, like his chosen people in this text, to move on from this place and move in to the Promised Land. Continue reading

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Generous Hearts are Blessed (Mar 19)

God has compassion on all he has made and a special place in his heart for the poor and needy. So it is not surprising that God promises to bless those who bless the poor.  Continue reading

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Priestly Duties (Feb 20)

With all the struggles and difficulties life brings we all stand in need of blessing. Circumstances sometimes beat us up and put us in a place where we need a blessing. Often the wounding words of other people become as curses to us and we need a blessing to bring the healing to our wounded souls. Life is difficult and we find ourselves emotionally beat up and bruised by the words and acts of others. The world around us brings more than enough cursing. We need to be blessed. This is why this ministry of blessing the people is such an important part of the priestly duties. Continue reading

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The Blessing (Jan 24)

In a world where we hear and experience more curses than blessings, these words of blessing are needed and encouraging. Continue reading

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The Blessing of Wisdom (Jan 17)

Knowing that he can be trusted, that he is “our confidence,” brings peace in any circumstance. Knowing that he is there to keep us safe helps us deal with our fears. Resting in His everlasting arms, we are able to sleep at night (24). Continue reading

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Through Us and In Us (Nov 16)

November 16 Through Us and In Us Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 123:1-4 | Ezekiel 33:1-34:31 | Hebrews 13:1-25 | Proverbs 27:21-22 Today’s Scripture Focus: Hebrews 13:1-25 Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV) May the God of peace, who through the blood of the … Continue reading

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Seeking the Blessing of God (Aug 9)

When Ezra saw the compromise of the people, it brought him to his knees. When Ezra saw the incredible job ahead of him—rebuilding the temple—it brought him to his knees. They needed “some reviving to set up the house of God, to repair its ruins…” (9:10 ESV). God had been faithful to bless, but the continued hand of the Lord was needed. Continue reading

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The Hand of the Lord (Aug 8)

Ezra was clearly a man devoted to the Lord and his word, and therefore, the hand of the Lord was upon him. Continue reading

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The Eye of God (Aug 7)

“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9). Continue reading

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Blessing Instead of Bleeping (Aug 1)

Every malicious word, every tasty snippet of gossip, every venomous, sarcastic comment (humor is great, but even some humor wounds), every word that is judgmental, every hasty, angry word: each one, a curse. Continue reading

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