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Psalm 20 Devotion: A Blessing

For children of Abraham, I am not sure we speak enough words of God’s blessing over one another.  A positive word spoken into someone’s life can be powerful and effective.  However, a blessing in the name of God has the power to remind us at that very moment in whom we follow and trust. 

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Psalm 18 Devotion: Happy New Year!

Psalm 18 reminds me that we often pray and pray for people, things, circumstances, etc., when we are uncertain of the outcome.  But, how often do we return and really praise God when we are elated and joyful with the answer to the prayer?  We often celebrate with an exuberance, but we need to point that exuberance and thankfulness in the right direction. 

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Psalm 17 Devotion: The Apple of His Eye

To be the apple of someone’s eye means that you are beloved by him.  His focus is on you.  He watches you closely.  He loves you.  Your tiny reflection shines in the light of his eye when he looks at you.  You are never far from his thoughts.  He would do anything to protect you because you are precious to him.

Psalm 16 Devotion: Tinted Glasses

The thought that David wrote a psalm that reflected his own personal experience of life and of God, which is also a prophetic word about Jesus, amazes me.  David believed God’s promise that his heir would sit on the throne of a kingdom that has no end.  But, did he also know the details? 

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Psalm 13 Devotion: Waiting

David asks five questions to open Psalm 13, and four of these begin with “How long?”  How long will I be forgotten?  How long will Your face be hidden?  How long will I sorrow and wrestle and struggle?  How long will I feel like I am losing the battle?  When we feel this way, and we likely all do at times, it can be really hard to wait. 

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Psalm 12 Devotion: A Timeless Truth

Lying is awful.  It hurts others and it hurts the person doing it.  It is a terrible feeling to know lies are being circulated about us.  Sometimes it is a personal lie, but other times it is a circumstantial lie about an inherent group or classification of people.  And, for the liar, it is so exhausting to keep up the appearances which lies produce.