2017-04-26: Prayer, Promise, Mercy, Lord

Today I read:

  • Genesis 18
  • Psalm 22
  • James 5
  • Matthew 16

My meditation was: What does this passage reveal about God? Why would God want to reveal it to me?

God loves to promise us good things and then deliver! He promises blessing to Sarai and mercy to Abraham, and shares his thoughts and plans with Abraham as with a friend (Genesis 18). God is not stand-offish. In fact, he is full of tenderness and mercy (James 5:11). He wants to be intimately involved in our lives; he wants to hear from us about everything! (James 15:13ff)

And when he pray, he hears us and responds (Psalm 22). He does not operate on our timetable, but he is not forever silent or (apparently) inactive. (more…)

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2017-04-12: Wisdom

Today I read:

  • Genesis 16
  • Psalm 19
  • James 3
  • Matthew 14

My meditation was: Write a prayer to God using elements from each of the verses.

Father, I like to go my own way sometimes, like Abram and Sarai (Genesis 16). Even though this choice always has negative consequences, you so often bless my errors by bringing good out of them. You have provided a path on which we can walk with surety, if we will only follow it (Psalm 19). (more…)

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“Letters to Malcolm” Review

I can’t write about C.S. Lewis without gushing like the fanboy that I am. Of course, like all true devotees, I believe I have good reason to hold him and his writing in such high regard. Suffice it to say that Lewis has been a seminal influence on my own thinking about who God is and what a life committed to Him looks like. His words have served as signposts along the way when I had few other traveling companions.
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