The Battle Cry

1 Samuel 17:45 (NIV) – David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. The battle lines were drawn! The daily cry of the philistine giant “this day I defy the…

Question God?

Habakkuk 1:2-3 – How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Have you been there? Asking questions, wondering…

On Whose Side Are You Leaning On?

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Solomon who had found God to be worthy of being trusted is advising his son to live a life of trust in Yahweh. “The word…

More Than Able

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Master the Tempest is Raging!

Mark 4:37-40 (NRSV) – A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 He woke up and rebuked the…

For Perspective, For Context

2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV) – For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. When all around you is beauty And your heart is filled with awe When all around is nature, at its very best Look…

My Timing? My Way? Thankfully No!

Habakkuk 2:3 (NIV) – For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. When your child throws a tantrum, insisting that you give them that particular toy just then, what is the response of the…

Right Standing With God – Part 2

Romans 4:19-22 (NIV) – 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being…

Right Standing With God – Part 1

Romans 4:19-22 (NIV) – Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being…

Take Position

Habakkuk 2:1 (NIV) – I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint. When you have prayed and prayed. When you have done all that you know to do and yet the answer…