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”

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”

Wineskin in the Smoke

A devotional of Psalm 119:65-96 ט Teth 65 Do good to your servant according to your word, Lord. 66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. Afflicted – anah – means to look down on literally and/orContinue reading “Wineskin in the Smoke”

Open the Eyes of my Heart

A devotional of Psalm 119:33-64 ה He 33 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. We saw yesterday that being in the Word learning the way requires discipline and strength. To follow it to the end, we must also grow in endurance. This is not aContinue reading “Open the Eyes of my Heart”

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”

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”