Tag Archive | trust

The One Needful Prayer

Some people think it’s a cop out to pray a simple prayer like this. My thought is, if it was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me. Here are a few more considerations related to the idea:


Hope you like the visual too!

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Burdens and Plans

This time of year matches the mood of so many of us – often because there are “loud voices” calling on us to look to the right and to the left, that only want us to notice and be afraid of or depressed about the darkness … But that is not the only thing to look at!

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Feasting Among Foes

Practical Applications of God’s Proclamations and Promises

Ponder, Personalize, Pray!

Psalm 23:5. “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.”

Sometimes these days, when perusing many a Christian conversation thread, one wonders just how connected believers are with the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Holy Spirit and the promises of God. Sometimes what comes across expresses more doubt, fear, and reactionary attitudes, rather than confident expressions of trust in our all sufficient King of kings and deepening desire for communing with Him.

God’s promises are perhaps better called proclamations of His beautiful, loving will for His children! It’s so important that we take Him at His word, especially these days when the adversarial forces are really out there and giving every impression that they are going to overtake the world.

While there may be rough sailing ahead circumstantially, what do you see in Psalm 23:5 about God’s provision for His sons and daughters in the midst of adversarial confrontations and situations?

How might this personally apply to your own situation?

What is the meaning of the “”oil”? What is the “overflowing cup”?

You may find it enriching to go to this link http://biblehub.com/psalms/23-5.htm for more references and use the commentary found there for help. It’s a good place to begin, as you pray and contemplate these passages.

Also remember Psalm 1:1,2 – “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.” Take this truth to heart as you ponder, personalize, and pray Psalm 1 in its entirety.

Write a prayer based on Psalm 23:5 and Psalm 1:1,2 expressing your faith in our LORD in the midst of challenges. Remember to also include your thanks and praise. Pray it often today.

Epiphany At The Close Of Day

At the end of the day (and it is the end of the day in so many a way), I can and must put my trust in the One Who is the Beginning and the End and take Him at His word… There are, after all, no answers to be found for the problems on the level where they are being created. We must go higher. All the Way to the top.

“Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
Cease from anger and forsake wrath;
Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.
For evildoers will be cut off,
But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more;
And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.
But the humble will inherit the land
And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.”

Psalm 37:7-11 NASB

PS: To those who now carry out wicked schemes, or those who give the nod of approval to them, understand this: the foregoing is not a threat; it’s a promise.