Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Psalm 94:18 I said, "My foot is slipping." But Lord, your love kept me from falling.
19 I was very worried. But your comfort brought joy to my heart.
Psalm 119:38 Keep your promise to me. Then other people will have respect for you.
(I like that promise- not so much the next thought-- who likes to suffer?...)
Psalm 119:65 Lord, be good to me as you have promised.
66 Increase my knowledge and give me good sense, because I believe in your commands.
67 Before I went through suffering, I went down the wrong path. But now I obey your word.
68 You are good, and what you do is good. Teach me your orders.
69 Proud people have spread lies about me and have taken away my good name. But I follow your rules with all my heart.
70 Their hearts are hard and stubborn. They don't feel anything. But I take delight in your law.
71 It was good for me to suffer. That's what helped me to understand your orders.
72 The law you gave is worth more to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
9 Next to him was Eleazar. He was one of the three mighty men. He was the son of Dodai, the Ahohite. Eleazar was with David at Pas Dammim. That's where Israel's army made fun of the Philistines who were gathered there for battle. Then the men of Israel pulled back.
10 But Eleazar stayed right where he was. He struck the Philistines down until his hand grew tired. But he still held on to his sword. The LORD helped him win a great battle that day. The troops returned to Eleazar. They came back to him only to take what they wanted from the dead bodies.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I was patient while I waited for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry for help. I was sliding down into the pit of death, and he pulled me out. He brought me up out of the mud and dirt. He set my feet on a rock. He gave me a firm place to stand on. He gave me a new song to sing. It is a hymn of praise to our God. Many people will see what he has done and will worship him. They will put their trust in the Lord.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
10 I am the LORD your God. I brought you up out of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.
11 "But my people wouldn't listen to me. Israel wouldn't obey me.
12 So I let them go their own stubborn way. I let them follow their own sinful plans.
13 "I wish my people would listen to me! I wish Israel would live as I want them to live!
14 Then I would quickly bring their enemies under control. I would use my power against their attackers.
15 Those who hate me would bow down to me in fear. They would be punished forever.
16 But you would be fed with the finest wheat. I would satisfy you with the sweetest honey.
I wonder what blessings I have missed out on when I don't live in obedience!
Lord, help me to hear and obey!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Please be praying for us. Osmel told me last night that it has been requested that while we are in Cuba, that we would share a message with the congregation that Richard pastors. As we were talking about it, I thought about what God had been speaking to me about lately was waiting. When I told Osmel that I thought that would be the subject, he said that was the word God had given him as well. Wow... we have the same word. Now the hard part, putting it all together so I have something to share. No pressure!