Praise, Perspective, and Promise

Meditating on Psalm 104 this morning, I saw three concepts that bring power to prayer: praise, perspective, and promise. This beautiful creation psalm recasts the Genesis account in poetic language. Verses 5-9 draw our attention to the creation of the earth, specifically. You set earth on a firm foundation    so that...

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Hope – Day 5

Scripture for Today  Romans 8:35, 37-39 (ESV) 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor...

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Hope – Day 4

Scripture for Today  Romans 8:29 (NIV) 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. God’s grace seems to escalate as we immerse ourselves in it. Perhaps a brief story might help me explain my thoughts...

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Hope – Day 3

Scripture for Today  Romans 8:28-29 (NIV) 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. I like the words of the witty humorist, Judith Viorst. She wrote, “They say traveling makes you broad. Suffering makes you deep....

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Hope – Day 2

Scripture for Today  Romans 8:17-18 (NLT) 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. 18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to...

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