October 5

“Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.” – Psalm 112:5 (NLT)          In 2013, a Canadian woman named Rachel Lapierre, who rarely played the lottery, bought a ticket and won.  Her prize was $1000 a week for life.  But if you met Rachel, you’d never know she won.  She still lives in the same… Continue reading October 5

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October 4

“Light shines in the darkness for the godly.” – Psalm 112:4 (NLT)          Times of darkness can come quickly and without warning.  A loss.  An unexpected setback.  A threatening illness.  A devastating disappointment. Fear can settle upon you like a fog, causing you to lose your bearing and make you feel unsteady and afraid.  Which way do you go?  What do you do? What’s… Continue reading October 4

October 3

“Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom.” – Psalm 111:10 (NLT)          My Student Ministries Pastor was in my office today, and for the second time in the last two weeks said to me, “You were right.”  There were a couple of different things that I had given him advice about that he was hesitant to… Continue reading October 3

October 2

“He has paid a full ransom for his people.  He has guaranteed his covenant with them forever. What a holy, awe-inspiring name he has!” – Psalm 111:9 (NLT)          There are unscrupulous car dealers that will let people buy cars that they know they can’t afford. Usually they are customers who have bad credit and a track… Continue reading October 2

October 1

“How amazing are the deeds of the Lord!  All who delight in him should ponder them.” – Psalm 111:2 (NLT)          Amazing.  That’s the perfect word.  God is simply “amazing.”  I was having lunch with a friend of mine today, and we got talking about all of the incredible ways that God has worked.  I was reminiscing with him about a prayer… Continue reading October 1

September 30

“The Lord stands at your right hand to protect you.  He will strike down many kings when his anger erupts.” – Psalm 110:5 (NLT)          David’s confidence, as he went into battle, was not in his skill as a warrior or the army that stood behind him.  The enemies David faced were often more in number and better… Continue reading September 30

September 28

“For I am poor and needy, and my heart is full of pain.” – Psalm 109:22 (NLT)          When I read this part of David’s prayer in Psalm 109, my mind flashed back to Genesis. Adam and Eve sinned, and God’s beautiful world that He made began to quickly become more and more ugly.  Adam and Eve were driven… Continue reading September 28

September 26

“But deal well with me, O Sovereign Lord, for the sake of your own reputation!  Rescue me because you are so faithful and good.” – Psalm 109:21 (NLT)          David was handpicked by God to be the king of Israel.  He became the “standard” by which all other kings were measured. He was a passionate, unashamed worshipper who danced for God like… Continue reading September 26

September 26

Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” – Luke 6:38 (NLT)          (One last thought about doing good for “undeserving” people before I get back… Continue reading September 26

September 25

“A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.” – Proverbs 15:1 (NLT)          I know the above passage isn’t from our “Walk Through The Psalms,” but I just had to write about this.  Yesterday I talked about not returning anger for anger when you’ve done something nice for someone, and they throw it in your… Continue reading September 25