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God’s Ways/Our Ways?

God’s Ways/Our Ways?

Probably one of Israel’s greatest pitfalls, along with Idolatry and Adultery, was their discontentment and dissatisfaction. Time and again we read about their murmuring and complaining against the Lord and against the leadership He set in place, see Exodus 16:7-8; Deuteronomy 1:27 and numerous other scriptures, (and it is quite evident that God takes it […]

Worship

Worship

In John 14:23 Jesus said “…the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth…” There is so much more to worship than three songs in a Sunday morning church service accompanied by loud music! True worship that is acceptable to the Father has to do with the attitude of the heart. The word […]

The Entrance

The Entrance

In Psalm 23:6 the Amplified Bible says, “… through the length of days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.” This could possibly be applied to eternity, but I think the application is for this life. So how do I enter into His holy presence? There is only one […]

Open The Gates

Open The Gates

The Bible points us to a path of praise and thanksgiving even when going through dark and difficult places, even before we see the answer to our cry and prayers for deliverance! The Bible says He is “enthroned in the praises of Israel” (extended His people) Psalm 22:3; the original Greek here means He sits […]

Commitment To Prayer And Thanksgiving

Commitment To Prayer And Thanksgiving

In Daniel chapter six we learn of Daniel’s commitment to God and prayer. What did he pray for? The Bible does not tell us at this point, however we know that later in the book he prayed for the restoration of Jerusalem and the return of his people according to the Scriptures (Daniel 9:1-19). This […]

Thankful Delight For God’s Powe...

Thankful Delight For God’s Powerful Word

Psalm 119 is largely about the word of God, and its author utilizes several related terms such as law, commandments, precepts, statutes, and judgments, which are employed well over 125 times in this one Psalm alone (in the King James Version)! Anyone who speaks of a topic so frequently is obviously, deeply ingrained in it, […]

The Art Of Praise

The Art Of Praise

Praise is an art that every child of God should pursue, learn, and practice. Upon coming to Jesus, one of the first things we find is that He gives us “…beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” Isaiah 61:3. He has provided and given […]

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.” -Psalm 95:2. Psalms has to do with singing, music, or words set to music; here it is associated with thanksgiving, and while true thanksgiving incorporates the use of words and music, this rhythm must spring out of adoration and […]