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”

Wean Your Own Child

A devotional on Psalm 131 This sweet little psalm packs a powerful punch and is a great delight to memorize and meditate on routinely. I use it to calm my soul when it is upset, and to turn it Godward when it is inward focused. My friend Spurgeon says, “It is one of the shortestContinue reading “Wean Your Own Child”

A Greater Fear

A devotional of Psalm 130 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! This is one of the songs of ascents (Psalm 120-135) also known as the songs of degrees or songs of elevation. Pilgrims to the Temple approached it from the bottom of the hill then up the 15 steps. TheyContinue reading “A Greater Fear”

The Word as a Template for the Heart

A devotional on Psalm 119:1-32 Fascinating facts about Psalm 119 according to rcg.com: This, the longest psalm, is divided into 22 sets of eight-verse strophes, or sections. Before each section, a word and sometimes a symbol appear. (These words are the English names of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The symbols represent the HebrewContinue reading “The Word as a Template for the Heart”

Guard the Heart

A devotion on Psalm 106:1-23 Yesterday we looked through God’s lens at his outlook and intention for his people. We had a bird’s eye view and were up looking down. Today we will see the exact same scene from man’s outlook and the outcome of attempting to walk in faith in a soulish manner. ItContinue reading “Guard the Heart”

Seven-Year-Old at the Wheel

A devotion of Psalm 103. Your soul is the essence of who you are and comprises your Will, your Intellect, and your Emotions (WIE.) It drives the flesh or the body and can also be referred to as the heart. The general stance of the soul is not one of kneeling. It stands tall andContinue reading “Seven-Year-Old at the Wheel”

Go From Strength to Strength

A devotion on Psalm 84 1 How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! What a bright opening to this most delightful poem! Spurgeon calls it the “Pearl of Psalms.” It is as though you have just passed the threshold of a dear friend’s new home and you gush about their abode. How fortunate weContinue reading “Go From Strength to Strength”

Where Your Footprints Are Not Seen

A (ZAHAR 2021 on Facebook) devotion on Psalm 77 This is a fantastic chapter on the relationship between your spirit, soul/heart/mind, and your body, as we have been studying. Your spirit is your breath of life – ruach. Your soul, nephesh is your will, your intellect, your desires, and your emotions. Remember it by theContinue reading “Where Your Footprints Are Not Seen”

Unveiling the Soul

A devotion on Proverbs 23. I’ve been a Christian for over 3 decades and I’m just now coming to a deeper understanding of the nuances of the soul. I’ve known God saved my soul but it has been a blurry subject. As I contemplate the concept of ‘Participating in the Divine Nature,’ Holy Spirit isContinue reading “Unveiling the Soul”