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The Secret of King David

After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ 940 more words



the choice before us today
    is the same choice from time immemorial
obey, or disobey

the father's will has always been for us to enjoy
    to prosper in His own nature

to love our lives for His abundant goodness

to be blessed because of whose we are

but we disobey

we were made to be part of the true vine
    (we have always been cherished children)
but we choose to pluck ourselves from the Father's grace
    throw ourselves to the ground
where we turn to dirt like so many fallen leaves
still He remembers us

the Son of the Most High
    the man after the Lord's own heart

brought a simple message --

be reconciled by your obedience

to believe is to obey
    the same today as it was at the beginning

we fear that eden has changed

it looks like a hostile concrete jungle
    (and it is)

the serpent has multiplied and prospered
    in the disobedient children of men

obedience looks like a cross
    but there is joy in that suffering
  (there is purpose and promise)

and layered in the message of Christ is a disclosure --
    subtly revealed in the prayers of our Lord
that our deep desire
    (the one that drove us out of the garden)
  (to be as the Lord in our being)
    (the desire so strong that we are easily deceived)

is fulfilled not by our knowledge but by our obedience

not by our striving but by our inheritance

the lie that in our striving we will become like the eternal King
    is defeated in the cross

Jesus showed us the futility of our ways

He showed us that our lives in the world were worth nothing
    but that our life with Him was worth everything

that physical death was not only inevitable
    but preferable to the separation of sin
  (that we already experience)
let's discover life together

in obedience

i am willing to

let my God
    fill in the blanks

for he covers me in His righteousness

He is worthy of all praise

from His heart springs all goodness

He lays to waste all deceit

His truth is glorious

Holy, Holy, Holy is His Name

What Success Is...

I love the New Year, fresh and crisp as a winter wind. I love the new journals. The new business planner (that I still have no idea what to do with). 644 more words

Wisdom Wednesday

Blessings today! It is Wisdom Wednesday!
The blog on yesterday centered around Psalm 119 and the blessings of praying the Word remains with me. Today, I am praying God will our stir hearts around the great treasure of His Word and prayer once again.
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Walking in Obedience

I am posting this for Becky, a Lutheran lady from St. Paul’s who does not use the computer, but likes to write.  She is one of our adult Sunday School teachers.  374 more words


January 18


the perfect day to listen to Jesus.

“Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.” Matthew 13:9 NLT

We have all encountered many different people who have offered us their opinions on how we should act and how we should live our lives. 571 more words

"TODAY IS....A Gift From God"

What is my answer?

“Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant,
then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession.”
(Exodus 19:5)

The moment of choice had arrived. 354 more words