God has something great He wants to do in us. There are a thousand and one excuses we have for why it can never happen but the only excuse that holds any water is that we won’t let Him.
God is constantly, in new and different ways pouring out His glory that the earth might be filled.
Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine…
There’s something about a beginning that brings hope. We all want a clean slate. We all want a fresh start, and getting one gives us joy and brings new commitments. We promise to do better and, for a while, we actually believe we can.
The Psalmist speaks of tumult, raging seas, waves, and surging tides. These are images of struggle and trial. However, he also speaks of unfailing love, singing, and praying. In fact they are written right next to each other.
Nobody was willing to recognize that I was not the same person who had left nine months earlier.
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life. (Genesis 17:1) Read: Genesis 16:1 – 18:15, Matthew 6:1-24, Psalm 7:1-17, Proverbs 2:1-5 Relate: In 1934 Harry had a short story published in a magazine and decided that he wanted to make a living as…