Weekly Inspiration

August 13, 2017

Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Isaiah 64:4 Living a righteous life demands that we wait on God to nudge, to act, or to answer. Even though we cannot see God, he…

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August 6, 2017

My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness. Isaiah 26:9 In chapter twenty-six of Isaiah, we find a song of praise by a people who have learned to love God. As a result,…

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July 30, 2017

Save us, Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.  Psalm 106:47 It appears that the world is falling apart. There is war and hunger. There is little concern for the sanctity of life, and there is little respect for…

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July 23, 2017

Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.  Psalm 71:20 No matter how many unhealthy choices we make, no matter how far down we fall, God’s power can resurrect us into his eternal light. And…

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July 16, 2017

We are brought down to the dust; our bodies cling to the ground. Rise up and help us; rescue us because of your unfailing love.  Psalm 44:25-26 Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My…

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July 9, 2017

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.  Psalm 40:1 Waiting is not an easy task. We all want what we want now! But God works in his time, on his schedule, and according to his purpose. What we must remember is that he always hears us, he always…

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July 2, 2017

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.  Psalm 5:3 Many believers begin their morning with some kind of prayer and meditation, a time when they lay their requests before God. It is during this time of quiet reflection that we can come…

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June 25, 2017

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!”  1 Chronicles 4:10 We too can pray, as Jabez did, for God to bless us and enlarge our territories. And we too can believe that God will answer our prayers. Faith is believing without seeing, trusting without…

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June 18, 2017

“Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” 1 Chronicles 4:10 Jabez prayed not only for God’s blessing but also for God’s protection. He knew, that even in a blessed life, harm and pain can raise their ugly heads. No one is exempt from…

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June 11, 2017

Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.”   1 Chronicles 4:9 In Hebrew, the name Jabez means “he makes sorrowful.” Verse nine indicates that Jabez was born with much pain to his mother. However, having a name associated with sorrow evidently did…

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