Beside Still Waters

Today, a portion of my Bible reading was Psalm 23. When I was growing up, and when I was a new Christian, I always thought of this Psalm as the “funeral Psalm”. I heard it read at funerals, and saw it printed in funeral literature. The more I read this Psalm, the more I realize how very much God is with me. Here are just a few insights that I’ve received today from Psalm 23:

  • The Lord cares for me, watches over me, and provides all that I need. He is my Cartaker,

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Mustard Seed Faith

© Anette Linnea Rasmus –

“You don’t have enough faith,”Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible. (Matthew 17:20)

Jesus told his disciples that they did not have enough faith to cast out the demon.  He told them if they would have just had faith as small as a mustard seed, then it would have been done.  I think often we try and muster up huge amounts of faith to do what it is we feel God has called us to do.  In a healing

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In Pursuit of Wisdom

© Carlos Caetano –

I have been praying for a long time that God would bring be into His fullness of joy. It is something that I believe is only found in the presence of God himself, and in the place of prayer. God said,

“..these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer.” (Isaiah 56:7)

Part of my Bible reading today was Psalm 3:13-15:

13Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,
the one who gains understanding.
14For wisdom is more profitable than silver,
and her wages are better than gold.
15Wisdom is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.

What I

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Hide and Seek

When I was a little girl, my brothers and sisters and I would often gather outside in the court where we lived for a game of hide and seek. I wasn’t much of a hider; however, I loved when I got the chance to be the seeker. After I had counted to what always seemed like 5,000, I would boldly proclaim, “Ready or not, here I come!” And then I would take off with much enthusiasm to find those who were hiding.

Lately, I’ve been feeling as if I’ve been playing a game of hide and seek with the Lord. But this time, I’m not being much of a seeker; I am doing more

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