May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.Romans 15:5-6 (NLT) Loving Father, I ask today … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 7/15/2020
3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 4/22/2020
7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;even at night my heart instructs me.8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;my body also will rest secure,10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,nor … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 4/18/2020
1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is goodhis love endures forever.. . .8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans.9 It is better to take refuge in the LORDthan to trust in princes. . . . 28 You are my God, and I will praise you;you … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 4/15/2020
21 Praise be to the Lord,for he showed me the wonders of his lovewhen I was in a city under siege.22 In my alarm I said,“I am cut off from your sight!”Yet you heard my cry for mercywhen I called to you for help.23 Love the Lord, all his faithful people!The Lord preserves those who are true to … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 4/4/2020 – Lent
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.8 He himself will redeem Israel from all their … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 4/1/2020 – Lent
Like you, my life has been turned upside down by the coronavirus and some weeks I may not have time to write my regular blog posts. I don't want to leave you hanging entirely, so those weeks I hope that you'll join me in praying through an additional passage of Scripture on Saturday. Thank you for your grace!
19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 3/25/2020 – Lent
Like skiing, the practices of Lent humble me. They show me my limitations. They draw me back to my own brokenness and need for God.
Confession isn't primarily about focusing on how awful I am or how badly I've blown it. It's about grace and forgiveness.