There are a few stories in the Bible that bug me. Hezekiah’s story is one of them. Hezekiah was King of Judah during the time of the prophet Isaiah. He was a good king. In fact, according to 2 Chronicles 31:20, Hezekiah did “what was good and right and faithful before the LORD his God.” … More From Generation to Generation
Lord, I know You’ve heard my cries for “more.” But honestly I’m not sure what more even looks like, let alone how to apprehend it. But I do know You. And I know You still have my yes. You still have my trust. If I need to believe hard enough, pray long enough, declare loud … More A Prayer for More
“Keep trusting in the Lord and do what’s right in his eyes. Fix your heart on the promises of God and you will be secure; feasting on his faithfulness. Make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life and he will provide for you what you desire the most. Give God the right to … More Spontaneous Devotions: “The Highlanders”
This has been a simple prayer/meditation of mine in recent days ….
I’m still here, Lord. I’m still here with You. I’m still here waiting with You. I’m still here waiting for You. You already know this, but I’m not going anywhere. Whether You come through as I’ve believed–or even as I believe You’ve promised–I’m not going anywhere. To whom shall I go? You hold my heart in … More To Whom Shall I Go?
I used to think I prayed big prayers~ …wild prayers …outlandish prayers …audacious prayers …even scary prayers But then I realized~ …the biggest …wildest …most outlandish and audacious …and definitely the scariest prayer I ever prayed is simply this: Teach me to love The way You love It will take a lifetime It will cost … More Praying Big Prayers
How can I even begin, Lord? How can I even begin to thank You? How can I even begin to thank You for who You are and for all You’ve done for me? How can I even begin to thank You for life? For love? For peace? For hope? How can I express what’s in my … More A Prayer of Thanksgiving
Here I am, Abba It seems I start so many prayers this way Maybe because this is my one constant I’m here with You And even more amazing You’re always here with me There is such deep comfort in that knowledge You are the God who is always present You are the God who is … More Still Here … With You
The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. –1 Sam.16:7 Beloved, hold your head high. You’ve done well. As always, you did what you could. You gave Me your best and you gave Me your all. The fragrance of your sacrifice … More From His Heart to Yours: September 2, 2014
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. –Ps. 34:18 Come sit with Me, beloved. Crawl up into My lap and rest Your weary head on my chest. Let me hold your hand—and your heart—and let’s just be still, together, for a moment. Cry with Me for a while. I don’t mind at all. In fact, … More From His Heart to Yours: July 5, 2014
Originally posted on Deeper Waters:
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.” “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.”…
Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices. — St. Teresa of Avila Not too long ago, a friend brought my attention to this lovely little “prayer” of St. Teresa of Avila. I’d heard it … More God Alone Suffices (My Week with St. Teresa of Avila)
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. –Phil. 1:9-10 Paul didn’t pray that the Philippians would be blessed. He didn’t pray that they … More Monday Morning Musings: Abounding Love
I wrote this years ago and also posted it last year on my blog. Seems like a good time to post it again. May you have a blessed and wonder-filled Christmas! Dear Father, Thank You for the priceless gift of Your Son. This Christmas I pray that the miracle of the Incarnation—that God became flesh … More A Christmas Prayer
Just one glimpse~ of your face Just one glance ~ of your eyes Just one touch ~ of your hand Just one touch from you And it’ll be okay Everything will be okay Just one beat ~ of your heart Just one breath~ of your life Just one … More Just One Glimpse
Tomorrow we will elect the next President of the United States. Rarely has a presidential race been as heated and divisive as this one. Personally, I have stronger feelings about this election than about any in recent history, yet for the most part I have not felt compelled–or even released–to speak out about my own … More A Prayer for our Nation and for our (New or Re-elected) President
Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. –Amos 3:7 We know in part and we prophesy in part. –1 Cor. 13:9 Your plans are emerging. We see, yet we don’t. We know, but not in full. Unveiling and unfolding; Revealing and beholding. The unseen, will be … More Emerge and Converge
Today I’m feeling weak. That in itself isn’t at all unusual, but today I am feeling unusually weak. Weak in body, weak in my heart, mind, and resolve. But in my weakness, He is strong. Today I don’t feel like I can “keep on keeping on.” I don’t feel like I can get up and … More But God …
Breakthrough. Break-through. BREAK. THROUGH. It has a great sound to it, doesn’t it? break·through. (brkthr) n. 1. An act of overcoming or penetrating an obstacle or restriction. 2. A military offensive that penetrates an enemy’s lines of defense. 3. A major achievement or success that permits further progress. I like them all. I want them … More Break.Through.
For just a moment … I don’t want to ask questions I don’t want to know what to do I don’t want to ask you to do anything I just want to be … with you I just want to breathe I just want to breathe you in For just a moment … I … More For Just a Moment …