31 Days of Praise – Day 4

Nothing really jumped out at me as I read through this day’s praise. Not that it didn’t mean something, but just nothing settled in my spirit. But this morning on the drive into work, we heard the song by Mary Mary, Shackles (Praise You). My son and I were dancing in our seats, I’m sure it was an interesting sight to behold from those passing by. But as I was sing/shouting the lyrics, it dawned on me, this is what many of us say. Just in case you don’t know the song here is the chorus: Take the shackles off … Continue reading 31 Days of Praise – Day 4

31 Days of Praise – Day 3

Scriptures Referenced: Hebrew 4:12; Matthew 7:24-28; Psalm 40:8; Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16; Isaiah 50:4; John 5:19; 6:57; 14:10; John 15;5; 1:14; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Hebrews 13:21; 2 Thessalonians 2:17; Philippians 1:20 Today’s prayer started with this: “I praise You that the Lord Jesus lived His life sinlessly, in total accord with reality, with no falseness, no self-deception, no dark secrets, nothing to regret, nothing to be ashamed of … that He proclaimed the truth, the one utterly reliable foundation for our thinking and living. “ Let that sink in for a moment. As I read the word truth settled into … Continue reading 31 Days of Praise – Day 3

31 Days of Praise – Day 2

Scriptures referenced for today: John 3:15; Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 1:3; Luke 4:18-19; Matthew 5:3; Luke 1:78; Luke 4:22; Matthew 9:36; 15:32; 23:37; 23:13-33; John 13:1; Psalm 45:2; Song of Solomon 5:16; Philippians 3:8; I have to say that nothing in the pre-written praise prayer jumped out at my heart. But the last few sentences struck something in my mind, so I looked up the last verse referenced, Philippians 3:8. This led me to this verse: 13 I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one … Continue reading 31 Days of Praise – Day 2

Unrealized Faith and Family

As I was considering the sermon our Pastor gave this past weekend, and pondering on family. A thought crossed my mind, we as Christians don’t seem to truly grasp family nor faith. Hold your horses, don’t be upset with me yet, hear me out. Since last weeks topic was faith, let’s look at that first. Faith, remember, in Hebrews 11 was defined: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Keep up with me as these are thoughts in my head finding life on this page (screen). It seems to me … Continue reading Unrealized Faith and Family