May 14, 2015
""The lovingkindness of God endures all day long."" (Psalm 52:1b)
I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever."" (Psalm 52:8b)
The lovingkindness of God is amazing. I love the most literal translation of this compound Hebrew word. God is ""loving"" but He is also ""kind."" Meditate on that truth for very long and it will change you.
You will realize the opinion Satan has pumped into your mind of a God who is angry at you or, at best, tolerates you but with continually disappointment, is dead wrong. God loves His children with an ever-lasting love. And His kindness toward you ""endures all day long.""
A HUMAN COMPARISON
Think of the kindest person you know. To be with them is a continual joy. Regardless of your sinfulness or foolishness, they always respond in kindness. In fact, you can receive strong, straightforward truth from them because you know it is consistently wrapped in authentic kindness.
Now multiply that ten billion times. Magnify it to the heights of heaven and you will begin to approach the kindness of God towards His children.
A REASON TO RELAX INTO FAITH
This is why David trusted God. He believed in God's nature. God was easy to trust and easy to follow for David because he was swallowed up in the full knowledge of the love and kindness of His Master. He knew that God was a Shepherd who would never lead his sheep in wrong paths because He is intrinsically and eternally kind.
And David's God—with this consistent, unbelievably gracious nature, is the same God you will experience today. The longer you follow Him, the more clearly you will understand. You cannot exhaust His kindness. It endures all day long.
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June 08, 2019
June 07, 2019
… with most of us modern Christians is that we are stoppable. A little discomfort, a turn from our desired daily routine, or a little resistance from those to whom we’re witnessing throws us off. We have not settled the issue that our greatest joy and highest purpose comes from our witness, and so we are unwilling to push through in sharing Christ with others every day, even in the mildest environments. Even when persecution is not present.
June 03, 2019
These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer (Acts 1:14)
Prayer is the foundation for all of life. Imagine the emotions and sense of fear and expectancy when Christ had been resurrected, appeared to His disciples, and then ascended. They were instructed to merely wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit who would endue them with power to be witnesses to Christ all across the world (Acts 1:8).
So, what did they do?