Weekly Inspiration

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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June 4, 2017

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. 1 Chronicles 4:10      Right in the middle of the listing of the clans…

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May 28, 2017

David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. Now, Lord, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish thing.” 2 Samuel 24:10 We all sin, and we all do foolish things. We hurt someone with our sarcasm, or our judgment, or…

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May 21, 2017

Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies—make your way straight before me.  Psalm 5:8 Living a godly life in today’s world is not easy. The world has a way of turning our heads and hearts in disastrous directions at times. And often we listen to the world instead of listening to the…

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May 14, 2017

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.  Psalm 5:3 Today is Mother’s Day. And I don’t know a mother anywhere who has not laid at God’s feet her requests for blessings for her children. Mothers pray for their children’s happiness, health, success,…

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