Author Archives: jgarrott

About jgarrott

Born and raised in Japan of missionary parents. Have been here as an adult missionary since 1981.

Sorrow to Joy; November 30, 2021


Psalm 30:4-5 Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. This … Continue reading

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Hearing from God; November 29, 2021


Psalm 28:6 Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. It’s interesting to be struck by a verse that I had not underlined before! What strikes me is the shift, from pleading to be heard … Continue reading

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Justice; November 28, 2021


Psalm 7:9 O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. This is a prayer a lot of people pray these days, I think. The whole Psalm … Continue reading

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A Man of God; November 27, 2021


Nehemiah 12:24 And the leaders of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, Jeshua son of Kadmiel, and their associates, who stood opposite them to give praise and thanksgiving, one section responding to the other, as prescribed by David the man of … Continue reading

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Faithfulness; November 26, 2021


Ezra 3:11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:“He is good; his love to Israel endures forever.”And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord … Continue reading

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Divine Order; November 25, 2021


2 Chronicles 31:4 He ordered the people living in Jerusalem to give the portion due the priests and Levites so they could devote themselves to the Law of the Lord. King Hezekiah recognized that the priests and Levites needed their … Continue reading

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God’s Timing; November 24, 2021


2 Chronicles 29:36 Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced at what God had brought about for his people, because it was done so quickly. Sometimes God’s plans seem to take forever, as Peter was responding to in his famous statement … Continue reading

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Faith; November 23, 2021


2 Chronicles 20:20 Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will … Continue reading

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Growth; November 22, 2021


2 Chronicles 7:3 When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare; November 21, 2021


1 Chronicles 25:1 David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. One thing jumped out at me as … Continue reading

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