Create in me

Create in me a clean heart, oh God, and renew a right spirit within me. -Psalm Psalm 51:10 What if we allow this to be our prayer? The word “create,” used here, is the word “bera”. Bera, by definition, is a creation act which is only able to be performed by God. It is theContinue reading “Create in me”

think on these things

Finally, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things. Philippians 4:8 This week’s scripture is connected to last weeks. It is the continuation of the verses. Do you ever find yourself agitated, angry, responding with fear orContinue reading “think on these things”

don’t be anxious

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 Memorizing scripture is an act of writing scripture on our hearts. If youContinue reading “don’t be anxious”

The Kingdom of God

I’ve been thinking recently about the Kingdom of God.  I’ve been thinking about how we sometimes think that life is this one thing here and now and then we die and live in the Kingdom of God.  It seems like oftentimes we separate the two and make them even more disconnected.  One is here andContinue reading “The Kingdom of God”