June 23, 2014

A Prayer From The Psalms

As I stopped to watch these adult geese lead their young goslings to safety, I remembered that I too am being lead safely. The question is do I like these goslings follow in simple trust? 
Heavenly Father, teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.1
Let Your goodness and Your loving kindness follow me all the days of my life. I want to dwell in the house of the LORD forever..2
1. Psalm 143:10 (NLT); 2. Psalm 23:6 (NAS)
Previously posted June 10, 2011

June 17, 2014

God's Love

Life changes for us daily. Maybe a new job ... new neighbors ... a new church ... a new car. One thing that is changeless, and that is the Words found in Scripture. We see repeated over and over again, precious promises spread throughout the Holy Scriptures. Over the years, I have acquired many favorites, and realize how necessary it is for me to always be reminded of these and to keep them close to my heart. I need to be reminded daily of the promises that God loves me, and that He has forgiven me. His Word says: "I have loved you with an everlasting love." (Jeremiah 31:3b) "If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong." (1John 1:9)

Father it is only because of your love and your forgiveness that today, I can live life free from
the guilt and regret of my past. For that, I am truly grateful. In Jesus name, Amen!

Previously published 7/12/2009