Greater Than Friendship

As a child, one of the most important things for me was my friendship with Jesus. Today’s verse speaks about something greater than friendship. It’s important that we remember both that Jesus is our friend, but also remember too, that we have something greater than friendship with Him. First, let us look at this friendship. … Continue reading Greater Than Friendship

Uncontainable Praises

n Psalm 92:1, we read: “It’s so enjoyable to come before You with uncontainable praises spilling from our hearts! How we love to sing our praises over and over to You, to the matchless God, high and exalted over all!” (TPT). The ESV translates it this way: “It is good to give thanks to the … Continue reading Uncontainable Praises

Leap for Joy

The Message says, “Dance.” The Passion Translation says, “Leap for joy.” Other translations say, “Rejoice.” All day long. Read this again— all day long. Can you imagine dancing all day long? That’s certainly some high level Dance Dance Revolution right there. Can you imagine leaping for joy all day? I cannot even leap in the … Continue reading Leap for Joy

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

Deserving of Worship

Read Psalm 86. Yesterday, we looked at how God is Creator of all. Our devotion ended with us being in awe of Creator God, and that awe resulting in worship. Today, we focus on the worship that God alone deserves (see Psalm 86:9). Philippians 2:9-11 says: “For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave … Continue reading Deserving of Worship

Small Beginnings

Today my daughter received her college acceptance letter. What an exciting moment celebrating her invitation into the biochemistry program she desires to begin her journey toward a career in pathology. Yet when I think of this new journey she is about to embark upon, I am reminded of a recent fortune cookie statement – “All … Continue reading Small Beginnings

Uncontained Joy

When you think of uncontained, what do you imagine? I think back to the unrestrained flood waters after the torrential downpours of Hurricane Sandy. I picture the uncontrolled water shooting out from the burst pipe during the one frigid winter I forgot the turn off the outside water line. I remember the uncontained pool water … Continue reading Uncontained Joy

Scaling Walls Outline

Scaling Walls 1-22-17 {Overcome obstacles through God}   “In Your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.” [2 Samuel 22:30, Psalm 18:29] “Vault the highest fences” [MSG]   David wrote this Psalm. He killed a lion & bear (see 1 Samuel 17:34-36). He killed many troops. He understood … Continue reading Scaling Walls Outline