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
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
Last week I suggested that we think about how we could love our neighbors in the midst of the craziness. What I realized this week is that while I need to love my neighbors, I need to let them love me, too.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,3 he refreshes my soul.He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;your rod … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 3/18/2020 – Lent
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?2 My help comes from the Lord,the Maker of heaven and earth.3 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber;4 indeed, he who watches over Israelwill neither slumber nor sleep.5 The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 3/11/2020 – 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.
We tend to focus on God’s goodness and faithfulness. We submit ourselves to His will. We often blame ourselves for our circumstances, focusing on our own sinfulness or the reality of life in a fallen world. That's not what the laments do. They don't just beg God to fix things. They blame God. They demand that He intervene.
When we don't know how to pray, the Spirit intercedes and God gives us words. Sometimes, though, the words aren't the ones we expected. #TrustGod
"My Truth" Being honest about my feelings of loss last summer wasn’t the end of the story. As I’ve continued to reflect on those events and experiences, God has been highlighting for me that this kind of honesty is something He calls each of us to continually. This call requires us to be honest with … Continue reading Getting Honest. Again.