in the presence of God – 514

make me understand the way of your precepts, and i will meditate on your wondrous works. [psalm 119:27]   when i read scripture, i am constantly in awe of God as the first mover to all our interactions with him.    he created us, we were made in his image....

in the presence of God – 513

when i told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes. [psalm 119:26]   a prayer of need:   “when i told you of my ways, you answered me” LORD, hear my confession and answer me. i need you. i cling to the dust. i long to cling to you. i...

in the presence of God – 512

my soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! [psalm 119:25]   when was the last time this was your prayer of confession.   “my soul clings to the dust” – there is a two fold confession here. 1) i am hanging on to this...

in the presence of God -511

your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors. [psalm 119:24]   we’ve talked quite a bit about delighting in the testimonies of the Lord. that to delight takes regular consumption, a soft and willing heart to submit, understanding that comes through the...

in the presence of God – 510

[22] take away from me scorn and contempt, for i have kept your testimonies. [23] even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. [psalm 119:22-23]   we are sojourners in a foreign land. this world is not our home. our...

in the presence of God – 509

you rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments. [psalm 119:21]   the psalmist recognized that no goodness comes from pride or disobedience, and we now know that the wages of sin is death. the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus....