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Contrast

The psalmist begins by giving us a message about the sinfulness of the wicked, but soon finds himself awestruck by the ultimate contrast: the glory of God. Continue reading

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Whom Shall I Fear?

David often found himself in a place where he had to face his fears. Chased relentlessly by his enemies, he spent much of his life seeking a safe place to hide. Continue reading

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs (Sept 27)

Spirit is really in control, he fills you with joy and he fills your heart with singing. Life lived in the flesh doesn’t produce joyful songs, but life in the Spirit always does. Continue reading

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Psalms, Worship and Prayer (July 6)

One of the reasons I love to read the Psalms before I pray, is that they prime the pump of worship. They help us to focus on the goodness and greatness of God. As we are awestruck by his glory, we are ready to praise and worship. With wide-eyed wonder we are then ready to pray. Worship and praise affects my praying in every way—it provides right perspective, it prompts faith, it helps us focus and refocus our requests. As we worship, we realize the joy of his presence and we are changed. Continue reading

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Hear Me When I Call (June 29)

ce to turn; wherever we go it is good to know we have someone to hear our concerns. The Psalmist beautifully pours out his heart to God seeking his protection and intervention against unnamed enemies. Continue reading

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Sept 27)

One good indicator of a life lived in the fullness of the Spirit is a joyful, singing heart. When the Holy Spirit is really in control, he fills you with joy and he fills your heart with singing. Life lived in the flesh doesn’t produce joyful songs, but life in the Spirit always does. Continue reading

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Psalms, Worship and Prayer (July 6)

Psalms prime the pump of worship and prepare us to pray. Continue reading

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New Songs (July 4)

It is good to cherish old, familiar songs and the memories and experiences they bring. Yet we can’t rely only on past experiences, a dynamic walk with God brings newness and freshness. . . and new songs. Continue reading

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Cast Your Cares (Apr 17)

April 17 Cast Your Cares Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 55:16-23 | Joshua 15:1-63 | Luke 18:18-43 | Proverbs 13:9-10 Today’s Scripture Focus:  Psalm 55:16-23 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the … Continue reading

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Listen (Apr 28)

April 28 Listen Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 61:1-4| Judges 8:18- 9:21| Luke 23:44-24:12| Proverbs 14:9-10 Today’s Scripture Focus: Psalm 61:1-4 “Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.” (Psalm 61:1, NIV) Like the Psalmist, we often wonder if our … Continue reading

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