Find Purpose

Psalm 138:8 (ESV) The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. It is the eve of my twentieth wedding anniversary. I cannot believe it has been that long. It sure doesn’t feel like it. Looking at him, when did his hair become peppered with strands…

Unfolding Glory

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (AMP)  For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the…

Not-So-Original Thought

Romans 11:34-36 (AMP) Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and decisions and how unfathomable and untraceable are His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has first given to Him that it would be paid back to him? For from Him…

Now Faith

Psalm 130:5-6 (AMP) I wait [patiently] for the Lord, my soul [expectantly] waits, and in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord; more than the watchmen for the morning; more than the watchmen for the morning. What are you waiting for? Simply exhibiting patience to be still is evidence that what you…

Different

I Peter 2:9 (KJV) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light… I feel different. I do not feel normal. I cannot accept random routine existence anymore. I…

I Am Clay

Ephesians 2:8-10 (AMP)  For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; not as…

Vindicate Me

Psalm 43:1-2 (ESV) Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me! For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? If there is such a designation of word weirdo,…

Professional Wrestler

Genesis 32:24-30 (MSG) But Jacob stayed behind by himself, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he couldn’t get the best of Jacob as they wrestled, he deliberately threw Jacob’s hip out of joint. The man said, “Let me go; it’s daybreak.” Jacob said, “I’m not letting you go…

Adored

Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV) The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. I am adored by God. I am His Beloved. I am. Whether I feel like it is even possible, it is the truth that surrounds me as the Lord begins to mold…

He Knew Me

Jeremiah 1:5 (Amplified) Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. When I was very young, my mother and father divorced. I know this is…