Devotionals & Poems

Posts by David

A Fragrant Garden

A Fragrant Garden

A garden is a place of beauty, and productivity. God has a garden with two aspects; the first is that into which we enter and find the beauty, peace, rest, and refreshment of His presence as we fellowship with Him. It is here that we are fashioned and incorporated into His garden as the seed […]

Light Or Darkness

Light Or Darkness

Light and darkness are polar opposites: the darkness of a stormy night with no light in sight verses the brilliance of the mid-day sun in a cloudless sky. This is the contrast of two kingdoms, the kingdom of God (which is light) and the kingdom of Satan (which is darkness). The question is which kingdom […]

What Do You Choose

What Do You Choose

In Deuteronomy 30:15, 19 God spells out a choice that He has always given to mankind, saying, “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” This is the same choice God gave to Adam at the beginning in Genesis 2:16-17, but […]

Light For The Journey

Light For The Journey

Are you going through a dark tunnel? Is the road ahead dimmed by uncertainty? Do you have questions of why this or why that? Does it seem like darkness that is all around is weighing heavily upon you and oppressing you? Well I have good news for you today: God said, “I will make darkness […]

The Shepherd And The Sheep

The Shepherd And The Sheep

Sheep comprise a large part of the agricultural life and livelihood of the Near Eastern people, including the Hebrews, and are mentioned in the Bible more than 500 times. They are also a very fitting symbol of the people of God. David, the Psalmist, and king of Israel, had been a shepherd in his youth […]

The Soul

The Soul

“My soul clings to the dust” (Psalm 119:25); from the Hebrew definition we learn that the soul is a “breathing creature”. The Amplified Bible reads, “My earthly life cleaves to the dust” and in the physical world this could apply to all that are born into it passing away in death. But there is also […]

Powerful Words

Powerful Words

You will notice in today’s poem (written by Rose Hill’s brother, Everett, as he reflected on Psalm 46) an oft-repeated phrase, “I am”. This is not only the title and name by which God introduced Himself to Moses and the people of Israel in Exodus 3:14, but it was and remains a present-tense statement for […]

Days Of Trouble

Days Of Trouble

Eliphaz may have been erroneous in his assessment that Job’s trouble was because of error in his lifestyle, but he had it right when he said, “…man is born to trouble…” (Job 5:7). Sorrow, labor, toil, grief, pain, trouble, misery, fatigue, and exhaustion, could all explain the original Hebrew word used here. If you have […]

Look Up And Beyond

Look Up And Beyond

The Christian life is not a life free of pressure, stress, anguish, adversity, oppression, affliction, and crushing. In fact, when Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33), the Greek word He used is “thlipsis” which means all of the above! The word is actually used of pressing olives or grapes to […]

A Testimony

A Testimony

This week we are featuring the testimony of a person that has become very close to us. This testimony brings out in real life the fact that we cooperate with God in bringing about what He does in our life. There are things we cannot conqueror and addictions we cannot break, but God does not […]