There’s Something About Fire

There’s something about fire Holy Spirit’s fabulous attire. Flames flickering hither and yon. There’s something about fire. Familiar to us all, Yet formidable, indomitable. Evoking danger, invoking desire. There’s something about fire. It warms our frames and cooks our food, Fuels tall tales as we gather around it, mesmerized, hypnotized. It purges forest floors, –Continue reading “There’s Something About Fire”

Scripture Meets Science in Music

A devotional of Psalm 149 1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! Music is a powerful medium that God endowed us with. Novelty of any kind strikes fresh cords in our nervous system and causes shockwaves in our brains as neuronal activity gearsContinue reading “Scripture Meets Science in Music”

If you Hear Nothing Else

A devotional of Psalm 148 Today we get to wear God’s polar glasses and try on praise from their perspective. We saw last time that he is a God who pans opposites so that no one falls outside his parameters. Young and old, male and female, free and slave, kings and subjects, heights and depths,Continue reading “If you Hear Nothing Else”

His Word Runs Swiftly

A devotional of Psalm 147 This song underscores a theme in my mind – Jah is is a God of opposites. His eyes have a micro and a macro lens. 1 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.Continue reading “His Word Runs Swiftly”

Blessed!

A devotional on Psalm 144 1 Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; 2 he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. This section of thisContinue reading “Blessed!”

Loved Like Crazy

A devotional of Psalm 139 1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. Our greatest need is to be sought after and to be known. Only God perfectly pursues us, understands us, knows us. Thank you Father for that marvelous truth. He sees us exactly as we are, he accepts and loves us,Continue reading “Loved Like Crazy”

The Lord will Fulfill His Purpose for Me

A devotional on Psalm 138 1 I will praise you, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing your praise; What a grand way to wake up every day! What a noble declaration and resolution! Praise here is the word yadah illustrated by casting a stone or an arrow. It isContinue reading “The Lord will Fulfill His Purpose for Me”

Hang It Up With Hope

A devotional of Psalm 137 This is a most visceral of psalms. It evokes deep anguish at its beginning, meager hope in its midst, and disgust by its end. 1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. Have you ever sat down and wept? Sometimes you haveContinue reading “Hang It Up With Hope”

STAND!

A devotional of Psalm 135 1 Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord, give praise, O servants of the Lord, 2 who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God! Remember that praise – halal – means to shine, to show off, to boast, toContinue reading “STAND!”