Psalms 81-90: Our Great God

(86, 89) How does God compare to other gods (86:8-10, 89:5-8)? How should we respond? 81:8-10 – 82:1

Hold Steadfast

When it rains it pours- Last week was all kinds of draining; emotionally, financially, and mentally. I meditated for a few days, was without a phone for 24 hours, and certainly lost a substantial amount of momentum in regards to my productivity. When dramatic and difficult situations come crashing down on my soul I have learned that I must always recover the positive, the revealed growth.

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I’m really shit at this writing a blog thing. I’m either too down with anxiety or too busy trying not to be anxious. 

If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear, for you are there (Psalm 22)

R.) If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear, for you are there.

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose. Near restful waters he leads me, to revive my drooping spirit. (R.)

He guides me along the right path; he is true to his name. If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear. You are there with your crook and your staff; with these you give me comfort. (R.)

The TL:DR Bible: Isaiah 8-10

Chapter 8:

God: Hey, Isaiah, grab a piece of paper and write down, “Swift is the booty; speedy is the prey.”

Isaiah: Okay.

God: Great. Go knock up this woman and name your kid that. Before the kid can walk, Assyria will conquer Damascus.

Isaiah: So I named my kid Maher-shalal-hash-baz.

Maher-shalal-hash-baz: Screw you, Dad.

3. Requests

So I prayed to God to confirm that calling. I asked three things of Him. Not demands, just guidance and reassurance. You see, I did not want to be one of those people that just go into ministry just because they want to serve God. I wanted to make sure it was a true calling from God. Here were my requests:

"In Need of Grace"

“In Need of Grace” < Click here to listen!

“In this first of a three-part series on grace Greg talks about two men named Paul. Today, Greg explains how one of his favorite movies (Cool Hand Luke) and one of his favorite actors (Paul Newman) illustrates our need of God’s amazing grace.”
“Romans 2 …29…and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. …”

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