Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

First and Last, Alpha and Omega.

In the quietness

Wait on the LORD

Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. (Psalms 37:34 NKJV)

It is interesting when you look at different translations of the Bible how the words vary slightly.  It is good to look at different translations as it helps you get a better picture of what the verse is saying.  I first looked at this verse in the NIV which says, “Hope in the LORD” where the New KJV says “Wait on the LORD”.  The NLT says, “Put your hope in the LORD”.  How do you put “wait” and “hope” together?  When you wait on the LORD you have hope and faith in knowing that when He makes a promise He will keep it.  Throughout the Bible there are promises of God’s love for us.  He longs for us to be with Him throughout all eternity.  We are waiting with hope and faith knowing that God will someday destroy sin and take us home with Him.

Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. (Revelation 21:2-3 NKJV)

–Diane

Our sins are blotted out

With His stripes we are healed.

A Freudian Slip

The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just. The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip. (Psalms 37:30-31 NIV)

In meditating on these verses, I think of the term, Freudian slip, which is an unintentional revealing of subconscious feelings.  Our speech reflects what is in our hearts.  If we have the law of God in our hearts the words that come from our mouths will reflect the love of God.  We can be very careful of what we say but words that we would never want to say can come out when we are under stress.  Those words will tell us what is really in our hearts.  The more we meditate on God’s words, the deeper they penetrate our subconsciousness until only words of love will be spoken when we are under stress.  I am so thankful for the grace of God that He is still working on me and forgives when I say things under stress that are not Christ-like.

–Diane