in the presence of God – 541

at midnight i rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.  [psalm 119:62]   have you ever been awakened at night, only to lie there, unable to sleep?  do you fret with anxiety, churning over the previous day–or worrying about the next? do you get...

in the presence of God – 540

though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, i do not forget your law. [psalm 119:61]   there are a lot of reasons we “forget” the law or the word(s) of God. we forget because …   we are focused on our words. we are defined by other’s...

in the presence of God – 539

[59] when I think on my ways, i turn my feet to your testimonies; [60] hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments. [psalms 119:59-60]   today o LORD, orient my whole being toward you. turn my feet, my body, my head, my heart, my mind, my soul –...

in the presence of God – 538

i entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. [psalm 119:58]   i don’t often ask for things that i know are coming to me or even more so, things that i already have. on my birthday, i don’t ask if i can please have the...

in the presence of God – 537

the Lord is my portion; i promise to keep your words. [psalm 119:57]   i promise. have you ever said these words to God? you might ask what good our promises are to God! and at first glance, it does look ridiculous, as though God needs to be convinced that we...