Tag Archives: Circumstance

Letting Go of My Personal Timetable

“The Lord has done what he predicted through me.” 1 Samuel 28:17 (NIV) When I was a young man, I couldn’t wait to grow up. There is a natural progression of time and life, but there was something in me … Continue reading

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A Mysterious Tension: Personal Initiative and Divine Timing

As surely as the Lord lives,” [David] said, “the Lord himself will strike [Saul], or his time will come and he will die, or he will go into battle and perish. But the Lord forbid that I should lay a hand … Continue reading

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Perfect Timing; Respecting the Plan

“May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.” - David (1 Samuel 24:12) “I know that you will surely be king and … Continue reading

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Divinely Sanctioned Detours on Life’s Road

Tamar was aware that Shelah had grown up, but no arrangements had been made for her to come and marry him. So she changed out of her widow’s clothing and covered herself with a veil to disguise herself. Then she … Continue reading

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Just What I Need in the Moment

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 69 Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me. Psalm 69:1-2 … Continue reading

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Swimming Against the Tide of Circumstance

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 57 My heart is confident in you, O God;     my heart is confident.     No wonder I can sing your praises! Psalm 57:7 (NLT) According to the liner notes at the beginning of Psalm 57, David wrote these lyrics … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 44

Wake up, O Lord! Why do you sleep?     Get up! Do not reject us forever. Psalm 44:23 (NLT) Go through almost any CD and you’ll generally find a wide mixture music. A fast paced, energetic song will be followed by … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Zechariah 8

“And now here’s what I want you to do: Tell the truth, the whole truth, when you speak. Do the right thing by one another, both personally and in your courts. Don’t cook up plans to take unfair advantage of … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Amos 9

Image via Wikipedia “I’m still giving the orders around here.” Amos 9:9a (MSG) I’ve spent the last three days on site with a client I’ve served for 16 years. I know many of the employees. I’ve coached many of them … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Isaiah 60

"I am God. At the right time I'll make it happen." Isaiah 60:22 (MSG) Time rules our lives. We wake to it, eat to it, work to it, play to it, and sleep to it. We rarely stop to ponder how … Continue reading

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