Drop Your Hands. Post from Our Daily Bread 10.6.12

White flowerWe are familiar with the psalm “be still, and know that I am God,” but what does that mean?

I love this devotional from Our Daily Bread (October 2012)

You’d think I would have my mother’s fingerprints embedded in my knee from all the times she squeezed my leg in church and whispered in no uncertain terms, “Be still.” Like any boy, I had a bad case of the wiggles in places like church. So for years, when I read, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10), I thought of it in terms of not being antsy.

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Seek. Matthew 6:33

Seek.As you have learned, I am a bit of a nerd.  So, what sounds nerd-ier than a word study?

Seriously, there is a lot to learn from the origins of words.  God can reveal something to you that you wouldn’t have seen before.

One day I was praying, and the Lord led me to Matthew 6:33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

I thought, Ok God… I’m here, I’m praying.  I know You, you know me.  Where are all the things?

Then I pondered, am I doing this right?  What does He mean “seek”?  Am I seeking or am I wanting?

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Anchors in the storm. Post from Our Daily Bread 5/21/14

I told you that the word “steadfast” has been coming up for me a lot.  This is today’s daily devotional on Our Daily Bread.

When Matt and Jessica tried to navigate their sailboat into a Florida inlet during Hurricane Sandy, the craft ran aground. As the waves crashed around them, they quickly dropped anchor. It held the sailboat in place until they could be rescued. They said that if they had not put down the anchor, “We would have lost our boat for sure.” Without the anchor, the relentless waves would have smashed the vessel onto the shore. [Read more...]