Favor of God

Read Psalm 86. As we continue to mediate on Psalm 86 this month, today we look at verse 3, particularly the favor of God.  Now when we see the word “favor” in the Bible, there are numerous words used with similar meanings. The Psalmist makes this request: “Show me Your favor.” The Hebrew word “chanan” … Continue reading Favor of God

Wouldn’t It Be Better

I struggle too much with looking at something and thinking there is a way to make it better, to improve upon something. On the one hand, it’s helpful for me to have this mindset because I can often take something and create a better way, a more streamline solution, a different option that could end … Continue reading Wouldn’t It Be Better

Gifts of Grace and Glory

This verse for today is beautiful. We tend to focus on not lacking one thing that we need. It is an awesome promise, but it is important to remember the first half of the sentence— “Those who walk along His paths with integrity” — those people will never lack what they need. Why? Because our … Continue reading Gifts of Grace and Glory

The Gratitude of Grace

Today’s verse speaks of who truly honors God – “whoever offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving” (NASB). The Message translation calls this living the “praising life.” The Bible says that we were created to glorify God (see Isaiah 43:7). Psalm 50:23 makes it clear that we are living out our purpose to glorify God when we … Continue reading The Gratitude of Grace

Offended

Everyone gets offended. Lately it seems like it happens at every turn. I am offended. This offends me.I remember when I was younger, I had issues with self-control stemming from my AdHd, and I had difficulty relating to others. I found myself often blurting out things and my words would offend others and resulted in … Continue reading Offended