Radiance of Your Presence

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who hear the joyful call to worship, who know the festal shout (NIV, NLT, ESV). The Passion Translation says it this way: “O Lord, how blessed are the people who experience the shout of worship, for they walk in the radiance of Your presence” (Psalm 89:15). … Continue reading Radiance of Your Presence

Highways of Holiness

Highways take us places. Highways are well traveled. I live on a highway. Sometimes I sit by my window and imagine the places people are going as they drive along the highway. In today’s verse, the Psalmist notes that those who find their strength in the Lord, those people who depend on the Lord’s strength, … Continue reading Highways of Holiness

Refreshing Kindness

Kindness is always refreshing. In this dark world, kindness is a great light that shines brightly. Paul wrote about how he had such joy and comfort from knowing of the love that was being shown to others. Paul also recognized that kindness refreshes people’s hearts. The word that is used means “to give rest.” It … Continue reading Refreshing Kindness

Very Glad

Suffering is not fun, hence the reason it is called suffering. Suffering is when you are undergoing pain or hardship. It’s surely not fun. But Peter tells us to “be very glad.” Throughout the Bible we read that we should rejoice in our suffering. When we are insulted because of the name of Jesus, we … Continue reading Very Glad

Missing the Blessings

We have all certainly missed some blessings. When we walk in faith, we are met with blessing. It might not happen right away, but eventually it comes. I remember when I took a leap of faith and returned to college. When I graduated with my ministry degree, I thought instantly something would happen. It was … Continue reading Missing the Blessings