do: morning ritual

Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD.

Each morning i bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

Psalms 5:3 (NLT)

My voice you shall hear in the morning, O LORD;

In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.

Psalms 5:3 (NKJV)

Let me hear of your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting you.

Show me where to walk, for I have come to you in prayer.

Psalms 143:8 (NLT)

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.

Show me the way to go, for to you i entrust my life.

Psalms 143:8 (NIV)

Advertisements
do: morning ritual

Finer points: we are but nomads 

​All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth. Obviously people who say such things are looking forward to a country they can call their own. If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back. But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

Hebrews 11:13‭-‬16 NLT 

Finer points: we are but nomads 

finer points: drifting

That’s the thing about drifting—it never happens consciously. The only way to know you’ve gone off course is to have a fixed reference point. For us, that’s Scripture. If we as the church do not anchor our hearts to the rock of God’s unchanging Word, we will be dragged along by the current of our culture unaware of where we stand in reference to God’s values.

by John Bevere

from: http://messengerinternational.org/blog/john-devotional/the-problem-with-drifting/

finer points: drifting

Finer Points: Joy

Joy is the hallmark of true discipleship.

Joy is not a natural reflex to trials. It is a Kingdom response by a disciple of Jesus who sees reality from God’s perspective.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

– James 1:2-4 NIV

Finer Points: Joy

finer points: delight

“And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants. ””‭‭John‬ ‭3:19-21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Do I delight in the revelation of God or the ways of the world?

finer points: delight

Daily Bread 090316

Today God reminded me to praise him. Not just in song during ‘quiet time’ but in Everyday things. Just like how David praised God for even hearing his cry! It was also revealed to me that the issue with pride and why “Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall” ref. Prov 16:19 and Why “The Lord despises pride…” In v.5 is because pride puts our human self at the center. It means that the impetus and motivation for actions are our own selves. If let be, more sin will only be likely to follow, to indulge one’s self and feed one’s pride. Which is why “…evil is avoided by fear of the Lord.” (V.6) In Recognising our almighty Father with holy fear we will place him in the center again. 

Daily Bread 090316