January 2016 Archives

Today's reading: Psalm 64:1-10

Psalm 64 is a good reminder from David that although it may seem to us like evil and sinful people are succeeding, that God is aware of all that is taking place, He is in control and He will ultimately make things right. When we trust in God and relinquish control of our situations to Him, we can say, as David does in verse 10:

"Let the righteous one rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!"

What do the first six verses of this psalm reveal about human nature? What encouragement do you draw from the message found in verses 7-9? Tami

Today's reading: Psalm 63:1-11

Whenever I read Psalm 63 (which is often because it's a favorite for me) it prompts me to do a little soul searching. As I progress through this song verse by verse, I ask myself questions based on the descriptive way David is telling God that he needs and loves Him. Here are a few examples of the questions I might ask myself:

  • Am I earnestly seeking God?
  • Does the phrase 'my soul thirsts for you' describe how I feel about God?
  • Are my lips praising God? And, when do my lips praise God?
  • Do I believe that God's love is better than life?
  • Am I satisfied in God alone?
  • Am I clinging to God to uphold me?

Working through the verses in this manner is helpful because it reminds me just how much I need God, and it reveals to me the state of my relationship with God at the moment. I always come away from a reading of Psalm 63 encouraged and motivated to draw closer to Him.

Will you join me in working through Psalm 63 asking yourself questions based on the text? I'd love to hear if you had a particular question that spoke to, and moved, your heart. Tami

Subtle Pride

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 20:12-21; 2 Chronicles 32:24-33

Hezekiah was a strong leader who did a mighty work for God as the king of Judah. But in the latter years of his reign, his attitude and thinking became prideful. The wealth and prosperity God had given him, and the things he did and accomplished for God went to his head. And with pride clouding his judgement, Hezekiah made some foolish decisions that were ultimately detrimental to Judah and his family.

What's one lesson Hezekiah's example revealed to you about pride? How do you guard against pride creeping into your thinking, especially in the area of serving God? Tami

Not Entitled

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 20:1-11; 1 Peter 4:12-13

Around the same time as Hezekiah's altercation with Sennacherib, a time when Hezekiah is faithfully serving and following God, he becomes deathly ill. The message given to Hezekiah is that he is going to die and needs to prepare for that to happen.

This part of Hezekiah's life story is hard to understand because of the fact that Hezekiah has been so diligent in serving God. But when you think about it, this account depicts life pretty accurately. All of us will encounter trouble as we navigate life--even people who are good and godly. So I'm thankful for Hezekiah's example in this hard-hitting situation. When the bad news comes, Hezekiah's faith and trust in God remain strong. Rather than getting angry at God or pleading his case with an attitude that he should be entitled to live because of his godly life, what we see is a continued revering of God combined with submission to His will.

When you're serving God faithfully and trouble comes, how do you respond? What does Hezekiah show us about the power of prayer paired with a surrendered heart? Tami

God Revealing

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 19:20-37

Whenever I come to passages where we're told that God is speaking ("Thus says the Lord," "The Lord said," "Hear the word of the Lord") I perk up because I like to read these particular scriptures looking for things about God so I can know and understand Him even better--His thinking, action, emotions, character. That's exactly the approach I took this morning, so as I read 2 Kings 19:20-37 I wrote down everything I saw from the verses about God--what He specifically said about Himself along with what I was able to discern from what was being described and what took place. I ended up with quite a list.

Here are a handful of the things that stood out to me from this passage:

  • God is in control of all things
  • God has a master plan which He is bringing to fruition
  • God knows everything about us--our actions, thoughts, words

What are two things you learned or perceived about God from the words the Lord spoke in 2 King 19:20-34? What stood out to you most about God from this passage? Tami

Contrasting Confidence

Today's reading: 2 Kings 19:8-19

Despite being pulled away to engage in warfare in other lands, Sennacherib doesn't let up on his harassing of Hezekiah. In his pride and arrogance he sends a letter to Hezekiah in which he mocks God and Hezekiah for trusting in Him. Sennacherib's strategy, however, doesn't work. Rather than moving Hezekiah to surrender, Hezekiah immediately and without hesitation prays to God. His prayer is heartfelt and provides us with a good example for approaching God in times of distress. After recognizing God for who He is and what He has done, Hezekiah then lays out the problem (both verbally and the actual letter) before God. He surrenders the entire situation to Him as he humbly asks God to move and save the people of Jerusalem.

What about Hezekiah's actions or prayer stood out to you most, and why? Do you have a circumstance or situation that

Crisis Management

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 19:1-7

In business, how a crisis situation is handled can make or break a company. And it's really no different in our personal lives. How we choose to initially respond when a tragedy occurs or something bad happens is critical because it sets the tone for the situation and often time determines the ultimate actions we take going forward.

Hezekiah knew this. So when he receives the demeaning and threatening message delivered by king Sennacherib's representatives, he immediately responds by turning to God through Isaiah. Hezekiah recognizes that the situation is in God's control and that the best way to handle this crisis is to seek God's guidance and help.

What's your style of crisis management? When a troublesome situation comes into your life, is it your practice to turn to God first? Why is this so important? Tami

Steady with God

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Today's reading: Psalm 62:1-12

Two times in Psalm 61 David proclaims his total dependence on God. With bold words he tells us that God alone is his strength and shelter in troubled times, and that his trust in God keeps him strong and steady.

"He [God] alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken" (vs 2).

"He [God] only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken" (vs. 6).

If someone asked you "Why trust in God?" how would you respond? What personal experience(s) could you share with them where God was your shelter, help and strength? Tami

Faint

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Today's reading: Psalm 61:1-8

When I think about David (who authored Psalm 61) words like-mighty, warrior, leader, talented, king, powerful--come to mind. I picture him as a godly giant. He was, after all, a man after God's heart. But being "all in" for God doesn't mean we won't have times when we feel discouraged, stressed, fearful, overwhelmed, even depressed.

"[F]rom the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint" (vs. 2)

But though we may find ourselves feeling faint-hearted, we don't have to stay there, which is exactly what David demonstrates in Psalm 60. With his focus solely on God, David tells God that he is struggling, recalls God's past faithfulness and asks God to help and protect him going forward. The result is a heart that has moved from faint to calm, demonstrated by David's final statement of praise and continued commitment to serving God.

Do you reach out to God when your heart is heavy? What does that conversation look like? How does telling God your struggles and recalling how He has provided and protected you in the past impact your attitude and heart when you're in the middle of a difficult situation? Tami

Present Challenges

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 18:13-37

The situation is not a good one for Hezekiah and the people of Judah. The king of Assyria has reneged on his peace keeping agreement with Hezekiah and surrounded Jerusalem with a massive army. Then, making matters even worse, the king's top military officials and chief speaker approach the edge of the city where they threaten Hezekiah and the people and make disrespectful and insolent comments toward God in hopes that Hezekiah will surrender or that the confrontation will escalate into war. As we come to the end of 2 Kings 18, the situation appears dire. But--there's more coming in this story.

Every time I read this account my heart goes out to Hezekiah and the people as I imagine the fear, distress and angst they were feeling. But I'm thankful that we get to see this account because it lets us know that we, too, will encounter dire circumstances. This story and many others in the Bible make it clear that God will allow challenges, and may even bring a specific challenge into our path, to test and strengthen our faith. That being the case, keeping our eyes on God is a must.

How has God walked with you through a significant challenge? How have you grown spiritually as a result of experiencing and living through a difficult situation? Tami

Not Exempt

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Today's reading: 2 Chronicles 32:1-8

In the fourteenth year of Hezekiah's reign, the king of Assyria invades Judah, and Hezekiah and the people find themselves in the middle of a very dangerous situation. The interaction between Sennacherib and Hezekiah is one of my favorite Old Testament stories, and I've read it many times. But today as I read, God impressed on my heart something I'd never noticed before right in the first verse of 2 Chronicles 38.

"After these things and these acts of faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah . . ."

This statement hit me like a ton of bricks! Even though Hezekiah had been faithfully following God and shepherding the people to do the same, he wasn't exempted from experiencing great difficulty. Now, I absolutely know this because there are many scriptures that either tell or show us that we should expect hardship. Yet when difficulties come my way, all too often I allow myself to have a pity party of sorts, where my mindset is one of "Why is this happening to me?" And even my prayers take on a whiney tone. So I am thankful that God highlighted 2 Chronicles 38:1 for me this morning, and for how that one short phrase served to refocus my thinking and remind me that God is in control and has me and my circumstances right in the palm of His hand. Thank you, God!

What did God impress on your heart about encountering difficulty and trusting in Him from this passage? Tami

Today's reading: 2 Chronicles 31:1-21

Hezekiah was on a mission to reestablish God as the head and God of Israel. As we reach 2 Chronicles 31, Hezekiah is a little further into his reign and he hasn't slowed down one bit. His purposeful pushing forward for God continues as he rids the land of idol worship and organizes the priests and the Levites so that they can do the work, and function the way, God intended.

I find Hezekiah's example encouraging for sure, but also motivating. His "all in" heart for God is inspiring. As I read the final verses of chapter 31, I thought to myself--I want to be like Hezekiah!

"Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and faithful before the LORD his God. And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered" (vs.20-21).

Would you describe your heart as being "all in" for God? What's one thing you can do this week to model Hezekiah's example of serving and promoting God to those around him? Tami

Faithful Witness

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Today's reading: 2 Chronicles 30:1-27

King Hezekiah was a man committed to following God and doing right, and his heart was for the people under his leadership to do the same. So once he gets things in order in Jerusalem, he takes action, sending out a heartfelt decree throughout the land for all to come to Jerusalem to take part in Passover so that the people can also turn to, and get right with, God. However, Hezekiah's appeal to the people wasn't embraced by all. Some chose to mock his command, while others humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem (vs. 10-11).

Hezekiah was certainly a strong witness for God, and what an example he provides for us. We are all called to demonstrate God's love to those around us, and commanded to tell others about Christ and salvation--regardless of the outcome.

How does your life reflect that you are a believer in, and following, God? Who do you know that needs to meet Jesus? How will you share God's message of love with them this week? Tami

Reordering for God

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Today's reading: 2 Chronicles 29:20-36

Hezekiah continues with his mission to reorganize and restore the temple, and in so doing puts back into practice the offerings and worship that were to take place there. With the goal of putting things in order, Hezekiah has the priests and Levites carry out the burnt and sin offerings for themselves and the people so that all of Judah could return to having right and regular communications with God.

This account brought to mind a time in my life where I made the commitment to be obedient to God and His call on my life. Making that decision required some intentional changes on my part--a reorganizing and reordering of my priorities and how I spent my time. After confessing to God that my heart hadn't been fully devoted to Him, the biggest change that had to take place for me was to regularly be in God's Word. Following through on that decision was something I needed desperately (although I couldn't see it at the time). Spending time in God's Word has been, and continues to be, life sustaining for me.

Have you ever gone through a time of reordering your life for God? If so, what was the result? If it's not your habit to regularly spend time with God in His Word (4 or more times a week), I encourage you to take a look at how and where you spend your time, and then do a little reorganizing for God. It will change your life for the better! Tami

With God

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Today's reading: Psalm 60:1-12

As king David writes about conquests, battles and wars, both past and yet to come in the future, he recognizes and puts forth the message that any victory Israel has had, or will have, is absolutely the result of God. I love how Verses 11 and 12 capture the essence of David's song.

"Oh, grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man! With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes."

What encouragement do you draw from Psalm 60:11-12? Think back over the past year or two. What's one example of God walking with you and giving you victory in a difficult situation? Tami

Heart to Mouth

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Today's reading: Psalm 59:1-17

In the middle of David's seeking God for deliverance and comfort as Saul and others are intent on his destruction, David specifically points out to God how his adversaries are sinning with their mouths.

"For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies that they utter . . ." (vs. 12)

This verse highlights for me how so much of our sin is tied to the words we let come out of our mouths, as well as how what we say quite candidly reveals the spiritual condition of our heart.

Think back over some of the words you've spoken this week. What did they reveal about your heart? How can and will you use the words you speak, today and in the coming week, to reflect a loving and God-focused heart? Tami

Heart for God

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Today's reading: 2 Chronicles 29:3-11

Before we continue on with the account of king Hezekiah in 2 Kings, we're going to spend a couple of days in 2 Chronicles where we'll find some additional details about this godly man's thinking, living and actions.

Almost immediately upon stepping into the role of king of Judah, Hezekiah turns his efforts to refurbishing the temple, and in so doing, refocusing the people on serving and worshipping God. My favorite part of our passage for today is found in verses 10 and 11 where Hezekiah tells the people that it is his heart (his desire) to make a covenant with the Lord (vs. 10) and then he charges the priests and Levites to be diligent in their service (vs. 11).

How would you describe your heart with regard to your relationship with God? Is it your desire to serve and worship Him? On a scale of 1 to 10, where would you say you'd land when it comes to being diligent in following after God and His ways? Tami

Holding Fast

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 18:1-12; 2 Chronicles 29:1-2

Today we reach the account of king Hezekiah--a king who fully followed God and did right in the eyes of the Lord! Hezekiah's story is one of my favorites in the Old Testament. It's not uncommon for me to turn to 2 Kings or 2 Chronicles to read through his prayers and draw encouragement from his example. That being the case, we're going to spend several days taking in and considering this godly king whose life is detailed in 2 Kings 18-20 and 2 Chronicles 29-32.

Our introduction to Hezekiah in the opening verses of 2 Kings 18 and 2 Chronicles 29 is certainly refreshing and uplifting in comparison to the accounts of the kings of Judah (and Israel) that we've been reading about the past few weeks. Verses 5-7 set the tone for Hezekiah's life and leadership, and spoke loudly to me.

"He trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel, so that there was none like him among all the kings of Judah after him, nor among those who were before him. For he held fast to the LORD. He did not depart from following him, but kept the commandments that the LORD commanded Moses. And the LORD was with him; wherever he went out, he prospered. . ."

Describe what "holding fast to the Lord" looks like in your day-to-day life. What have you experienced when you've chosen to "hold fast to God"? Tami

God Alone

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 17:24-41

One message stood out to me as I read 2 Kings 17:24-41--that God wants and expects us to serve and worship Him and Him alone. His commandment to the Israelites that we see in verses 35-39 lays it out well.

"You shall not fear other gods or bow yourselves to them or serve them or sacrifice to them, but you shall fear the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm. You shall bow yourselves to him, and to him you shall sacrifice. And the statutes and the rules and the law and the commandment that he wrote for you, you shall always be careful to do. You shall not fear other gods, and you shall not forget the covenant that I have made with you. You shall not fear other gods, but you shall fear the LORD your God, and he will deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies."

What's the present state or condition of your relationship with God? Are you committed to following His statutes and rules (the Bible)? Would you say you're serving and worshipping Him and Him alone? Tami

Grieving God

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 17:1-23

2 Kings 17 marks the end of the kingdom of Israel, and what a painful and sad ending it is. Despite God providing warning after warning over hundreds of years and the reign of numerous kings, and giving the Israelites chance after chance to repent and turn back to Him, they refuse. So God follows through on the words He had spoken over and over through numerous prophets, disciplining the people of Israel.

What did you notice about God from this passage? What specifically does 2 Kings 17 (and 1 and 2 Kings as a whole) reveal about God's character? His patience? His love and care for His children? Tami

Idol Impaired

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 16:10-20; 2 Chronicles 28:22-27

The longer king Ahaz is in power, the more he continues down the slippery slope moving even further away from God. As we advance into 2 Kings 16, Ahaz decides to adopt and follow after the god of the king of Assyria. So after a visit to Damascus where Ahaz sees the impressive altar used by king Tiglath-pileser, he immediately sends a model and pattern of the altar back to Judah with building instructions. What happens next is a bold and blatant rejection of God by Ahaz for all to see and follow. 2 Chronicles 28:22-23 is telling. It pretty much says it all.

"In the time of his distress he became yet more faithless to the LORD--this same King Ahaz. For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus that had defeated him and said, 'Because the gods of the kings of Syria helped them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me.' But they were the ruin of him and of all Israel."

What are some of the idols in your life? In other words, what are those things that compete with, and draw your attention away from, God? What did you learn from Ahaz about the dangers of intentionally turning away from God? Tami

When Wrong Happens

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Today's reading: Psalm 58:1-11

From the headings in my ESV Bible, it appears that Psalm 57-59 were all written by David at the same time and/or concerning the same event or situation (being on the run from a murderously-minded king Saul and his men). So as I took in Psalm 58 today, I approached it like it was part 2 of, and giving me a more complete look at, David pouring out his heart to God concerning his current situation. In this psalm, David is pointing out his frustration to God about the unjust manner in which Saul and his officials are operating in Israel, not only against him personally, but also against God because of their sinful hearts and actions. So if we consider Psalm 57 and 58 together, David's example is one that reveals that we can talk candidly with God about our concerns and frustrations, and still thank and praise God for who He is and how He loves, provides for and protects us.

Is it your practice to talk candidly with God about the wrong and unjust things taking place around you and perhaps to you? How does putting these wrongs into words help you stay focused on God and His Word and living rightly? Tami

Thankfully Praising

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Today's reading: Psalm 57:1-11

David is on the run from Saul, and in this dangerous situation he fully relies upon God and His protection. He literally surrenders his life to God. This psalm depicts such a beautiful picture of complete trust. David is so confident in God and thankful for His provision that he proclaims his thankfulness to God and all that can hear with exuberant and boisterous praise. I love it!

How does thanking and praising God when you're in the middle of difficulty impact your thinking, outlook and attitude? For what (and how) will you thank and praise God this weekend? Tami

Critical Choices

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 16:1-9; 2 Chronicles 28:1-4, 16-21

Ahaz was one of the worst and most sinful kings of Judah, and the details we're given about his reign are absolutely heartbreaking. Despite the godly examples of his father and grandfather, Ahaz, very intentionally and blatantly, chose to reject God. He followed the ways of the kings of Israel (2 Kings 16:3), and took serving other gods to another level when he sacrificed some of his own sons as a burnt offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom (2 Chronicles 28:3). There's no doubt about it, Ahaz's decision to abandon God was disastrous for Judah. "For the LORD humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had made Judah act sinfully and had been very unfaithful to the LORD" (2 Chronicles 28:19).

What does Ahaz's life account reveal about the significance of the spiritual choices we make? What impact do our sinful choices and actions have on those around us? Tami

Purposeful Living

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 15:32-38; 2 Chronicles 27:1-9

When Jotham comes to power in Judah he chooses to honor and follow God, unlike the previous series of ungodly leaders of Israel whom we read about yesterday in 2 Kings 15. What stood out to me about Jotham was how he paid attention to his father's mistakes, and took corrective action as a result. He was intentional about living rightly for God as he led Judah. He repaired and beautified the gate and entrance to the temple, he built cities, forts and towers and was diligent in re-establishing Judah as a nation. Jotham's example shows us how living purposefully for God strengthens our relationship with God, which in turn, helps and equips us to continue living rightly and doing good as we go forward.

Would you say that you are living purposefully for God? What does living intentionally for God on a day-to-day basis look like for you? Tami

Apart from God

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 15:8-31

While Azariah's long tenure as king of Judah continues and then comes to its end, Israel goes through a number of shorter-lived kings, none of whom were committed to God. They were all ungodly, demonstrated by their thinking and acting in evil and barbaric ways. It's really quite a sad picture, as well as a sad time, for Israel.

My tendency as I took in these accounts was to shake my head and think how foolish these kings were. I mean, couldn't they see how their decisions were such a detriment to themselves and those they were leading? But the more I processed these scenarios, the more apparent it became that people...are people...are people. In other words, the temptation, and our choice, to be the boss of us and operate on our own strength hasn't changed at all, thousands of years later. Yes, it's a sad picture, but also a good one because it provides us with a timely reminder that there are always consequences (for us, our family, our friends) when we choose to live apart from God.

What did this passage reveal about our human nature? What's one thing you learned or noticed from these accounts about living apart from God? Tami

Harmful Pride

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 15:1-7; 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

Like a number of the kings who reigned before him, Azariah (also called Uzziah) lets accomplishments, which came about as a result of God, go to his head. (Note 2 Chronicles 26:5 which says, "He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God, and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him prosper.") But as Azariah became more and more successful, pride and arrogance took root and grew in his heart. The next thing we see is Azariah entering the temple to burn incense, a task that was only allowed of priests. This was a sin motivated by Azariah's pride, and it resulted in God striking him with leprosy which remained all the days of his life.

What does this account show us about how God views pride? The Bible speaks often about pride. Proverbs 16:8 is one example. Can you find another? Tami

Whomever

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Today's reading: 2 Kings 14:23-29

Jeroboam II takes the helm as king of Israel after the death of his father, Joash. Although we're told that Jeroboam II reigned for forty-one years (a long time), we're not given many details or specifics about what he did or events that took place during his reign. We are told, however, that "he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord" (vs. 24), like so many of the kings before him.

As I took in and considered this passage, it wasn't so much Jeroboam II, but God's plan and how He accomplishes His purpose, that stood out to me. The way God used Jeroboam II even though he didn't follow God served as reminder to me that God can and does use whomever He chooses to achieve and complete His plan.

What did you notice or learn about God from this passage? Tami

Discarding Fear

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Today's reading: Psalm 56:1-13

David spent a lot years on the run from a murderous-minded king Saul. So he was well acquainted with danger and uncertainty and the feelings of fear that accompany these things. Yet rather than focusing on his circumstances and allowing himself to be consumed by his fear, (which would have been easy to do) David turns to, and leans fully on, God, telling God that he trusts Him and His word completely.

"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?" (vs. 3-4)

Is it your habit to reach out to, and lean on, God when you feel afraid? How does talking with God and spending time in His Word help you overcome fear? Tami

Cast Away!

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Today's reading: Psalm 55:1-23

David addresses being distressed and worried head on in Psalm 55. He starts out letting God know that he is in trouble and restless about that. Then in verses 4-8 he accurately describes so many of the emotions and thoughts we have when we're worried--afraid and trembling, feeling overwhelmed with horror, longing to escape the situation. But even though David is experiencing these types of emotions and thoughts, he doesn't try to take control and manage the situation. Instead, he turns everything over to God, knowing that God will sustain him in and through this dire situation.

"Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved" (vs. 22).

What action from Psalm 55 can you put into practice to help you overcome worry? What circumstance or situation do you need to give to God today? Tami

Wonderful Word

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Today's reading: Psalm 119:129-136

With the start of another new year, I decided to pause our journey through 2 Kings for a day so we could think about the importance of taking in God's Word and living it out in our daily lives. Psalm 119 is a favorite of mine because it's all about God and His Word. Since it's quite long, I only selected one stanza, verses 129-136, for us to focus on today. I hope you enjoy it and that through these verses God will increase your desire to spend time with Him in His Word.

Will you join me in committing to consistently spend time with God in His Word in 2016? What was your favorite verse from this passage, and why? Tami

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