Monthly Archives: October 2017

Relying on God; October 29, 2017


Psalm 61:2 From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. To me this seems to be a very representative prayer of … Continue reading

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Praise and Worship; October 28, 2017


Psalm 57:7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. I think this is a pretty clear example of what the Word/Faith people would call a positive confession. To this point David … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done; October 27, 2017


Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Once again I find I wish I knew Hebrew. Where the NIV says “sustain you,” the Japanese says, “be concerned … Continue reading

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The Provision of the Holy Spirit; October 26, 2017


Psalm 51:10-11 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. This Psalm is justly one of the most famous, … Continue reading

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Doing Church; October 25, 2017


Psalm 49:12-13 But man, despite his riches, does not endure; he is like the beasts that perish. This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings. Looking at the Japanese along … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters; October 24, 2017


Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” This Psalm was evidently written shortly after an earthquake. Natural disasters are called “acts of God” … Continue reading

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Tools; October 23, 2017


Psalm 44:6-8 I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. In God we make our boast all day long, and … Continue reading

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