Discernment

A Tale of Two Churches

Ekklēsía - the Greek word used for the assembled body of Christ. It comes from “Ek” meaning, out from and to, and “kaléō” meaning, to call. In Scripture, it’s used to reference the people called out of the world, by God, and into His eternal kingdom. AKA, the Church.  In regards to this church, few… Continue reading A Tale of Two Churches

Praying the Psalms

Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 146-150)

Final Prayer Inspired By Psalms 146-150: (Psalm 146) Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise You as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. May I put not my trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is… Continue reading Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 146-150)

Praying the Psalms

Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 143-145)

A Prayer Inspired By Psalms 143-145: (Psalm 143) Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In Your faithfulness answer me in Your righteousness! Enter not into judgment with Your servant, for no one living is righteous before You. For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life… Continue reading Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 143-145)

Praying the Psalms

Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 139-142)

A Prayer Inspired By Psalms 139-142: (Psalm 139) O Lord, You have searched me and know me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is… Continue reading Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 139-142)

Praying the Psalms

Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 135-138)

A Prayer Inspired By Psalms 135-138: (Psalm 135) Praise the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! Give praise, O servants of the Lord, those who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God! I will praise You, Lord, for You are good; may I sing to… Continue reading Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 135-138)

Praying the Psalms

Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 127-134)

A Prayer Inspired By Psalms 127-134: (Psalm 127) Unless You build the house, O Lord, those who build it labor in vain. Unless You watch over the city, O Lord, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain they rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil;… Continue reading Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 127-134)

Praying the Psalms

Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 120-126)

A Prayer Inspired By Psalms 120-126: (Psalm 120) In my distress I call to You, Lord, and You answer me. Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, deceitful tongue? A warrior's sharp arrows, with glowing coals of… Continue reading Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 120-126)

Praying the Psalms

Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 119b)

A Prayer Inspired By Psalms 119b: (Psalm 119b) Forever, O Lord, Your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations. You have established the earth, and it stands fast. By Your appointment they stand this day, for all things are Your servants. If Your law had not been my delight,… Continue reading Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 119b)

Praying the Psalms

Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 119a)

A Prayer Inspired By Psalms 119a: (Psalm 119a) Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in Your law, O Lord! Blessed are those who keep Your testimonies, who seek You with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in Your ways! You have commanded Your precepts to be kept diligently.… Continue reading Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 119a)

Praying the Psalms

Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 116-118)

A Prayer Inspired By Psalms 116-118: (Psalm 116) I love You, Lord. You have heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because You incline Your ear to me, therefore I will call on You as long as I live. The snares of death encompass me; the pangs of the grave lay hold on me;… Continue reading Pause To Praise – Devotional (Psalms 116-118)