“Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.” —1Th 5.26
Every sentence start with God,
Every word a courier of grace,
Every smile sincere of heart,
Every touch fraternal love,
Every greeting offer acceptance,
Every song a common hope,
Every prayer a divine embrace.
If they had told me, I would never have believed the peace and satisfaction that comes from your presence, O Lord.
Let me welcome the struggles, O God, as evidence of my desire to be made over again in the image of Christ. Continue reading
Your truth from heaven must travel to me,
Borne by the Spirit, bound in the Bible,
Lived by our Lord in his mission of love,
Such glories sublime to gladden my heart. Continue reading
Alone this hour are we,
Before the light I see,
You, Lord, are near,
Your word I hear,
A stronger saint make me. Continue reading
O Lord, the lies of the devil bind me to him, but the truth of the gospel frees me to love and serve and rejoice in you.
Satan tells me that I am alone and powerless to resist. You have shown that you are always near and ready to help. Continue reading
After noting what the newly crowned Solomon requested of God, Don R. wrote:
Did you take note of the things for which Solomon did not ask: riches, wealth, honor, the life of his enemies, and long life?
Those are the very things we want, and we strive earnestly to get them, but they elude us.
Yet, the Lord gave those things to Solomon because he gave the right emphasis in prayer, which truly showed his heart.
Read his short devotional at this link.
Praise to you, O God, for welcoming your children into your presence at any hour of the day. Thank you for accepting your people before you. Continue reading
The planet groans from pains of the Fall,
And we, O Lord, your people, too,
Oppressed in flesh, on us the pall
Of anguished death — naught can we do. Continue reading