Nurturing Love

Read Psalm 86. Today, we will be looking at God’s nurturing love (Psalm 86:15). The beginning of today’s verse describes God with words translated as merciful, full of compassion, gracious, tender, and kind. The sad truth is that many people think of God as vengeful, and avoid God because of the fear of His wrath. […]

Love of God

Read Psalm 86. Today, we are going to focus on LOVE. There are four different types of love. There’s storge or affection; this is the love that we have for family — family love. There’s philia or friendship; this is the love that we have for our friends — friend love. There’s eros which is […]

Wonders of God

Read Psalm 86. Today, we will focus on how our great God does wondrous things. The word “pala” means that something is extraordinary or surpassing. When we consider the wonders, typically we we think about the parting of bodies of water, the feeding of multitudes, the ground opening up and swallowing Korah, the manna, the […]

Kindness of God

Read Psalm 86. Today’s verse says: “Lord, you are so good to me, so kind in every way and ready to forgive” (v. 5a TPT). Today, we will focus on how God is “so kind in every way” to you and me!  In 1 Corinthians 13:4, we read that love is kind. Love is from […]

Fountain of Grace

Read Psalm 86. Today, we will focus on the Psalmist’s cry: “Bring me to Your fountain of grace” (TPT). The ESV translates this verse as: “Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day” (Psalm 86:3). Whereas most Bible translations focus on the Psalmist crying out all day long, […]

From the Assembly to Facedown

Everyone continues to say 2020 is unprecedented in so many ways, and yet if we look through history, we find that there is nothing new— the same struggles we face today are the same struggles that were faced years, decades, generations before. If you know history, you are able to see the similarities. As well, […]

My Prayer, My Life

Consider how often you pray. Do you pray only when you are in church? Do you pray before meals? Do you pray only when you need something? Maybe you pray every morning or every evening. Consider your prayer life. The Psalmist speaks of prayer life as just that – his life. For some, this may […]

Empty Capsule

Every Saturday morning, I have the exciting task of filling my pill organizer for the week. This last time, I grabbed the capsules from one bottle only to find an empty capsule. The contents were missing. I stared at this finding and considered how it was no longer useful. The medicine that was to be […]

Taste and See

The Bible tells us to taste and see the Lord is good. This is one small step toward God, drawing near to Him to see Him with eyes opened. But it isn’t supposed to be a simple taste. Just as we don’t sit down at a full meal and simply taste a bite of food […]

Searching for Love

This morning as we were finishing our walk, I was looking for my keys as we approached the house. For some reason, likely because coffee was not in my system, I was looking in all the wrong places. I went through each pocket to no avail, because I was not looking where they always are […]