Eternal God and Mortal Man

We are mortal. God is eternal. The implications of this are huge. As Anselm says in his ontological proof for the existence of God: God is that-than-which-nothing-greater-can-be-thought-or-imagined. In other words, you cannot imagine anyone greater, bigger, holier, stronger, wiser, or longer-lasting than God. In one sense, thinking about the eternal nature of God is truly mind-boggling.…

A Prayer on the Most Difficult Days

When you see the images in the media today of bombings, destroyed buildings and terrified people in war-torn areas of the world, you have an idea of what the children of Israel endured during the Babylonian invasion. The Babylonians destroyed their city, their temple, their homes, their very lives. Their lives were disrupted forever. Some…

Create in me a clean heart, O God

King David certainly knew what it felt like to be on top of the world. Slaying giants, being anointed as king, and leading an entire nation were some of his major accomplishments. Writing Psalms, shepherding sheep, and walking in close fellowship with God also brought him great satisfaction and joy. However, David also knew what…

Prayer: Four Ways that God May Answer

I am blessed to know some real prayer warriors. These are people who pray boldly, faithfully and specifically, believing that God will answer in His will and in His timing to accomplish His purposes in and through us, and in the lives and circumstances of others. Our God is good. And our God is great.…

Be Strong and Courageous

Military leaders are some of the strongest, most courageous people on the planet. They develop a plan of attack, face the enemy, and lead their troops into battle. King David was a shepherd, a soldier and a military leader. He had battled lions, giants, and huge armies. During his military campaigns, God continued to give him…

From Suffering to Victory

From the cross, as He was suffering with excruciating physical, mental, emotional and spiritual pain, Jesus cried out to the Father: “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” I try to imagine myself at the foot of the cross, hearing Jesus cry out these words. Jesus’ prayer was a quote from Psalm 22, verse…

God is our Refuge

A refuge is a shelter or protection from danger or distress. In a world full of dangers and distress, it is good to know that God is our refuge. He is our shelter and our protection. Psalm 5 is known as a Psalm of Lament. In this category of Psalms, we see a pattern: From woe…