Tag Archives: responding to God

Applying the Word; November 24, 2022


Matthew 13:12 “Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.” Many people down through the centuries have thought, “That’s not fair!” However, it … Continue reading

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Response to God’s Word; November 8, 2022


Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the Lordyou who tremble at his word:“Your brothers who hate you,and exclude you because of my name, have said,‘Let the Lord be glorified,that we may see your joy!’Yet they will be put to shame.” … Continue reading

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God’s Mercy; October 31, 2022


Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy … Continue reading

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Acknowledging God; October 24, 2022


Isaiah 42:5 This is what God the Lord says– he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those … Continue reading

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Singing Praise; August 20, 2022


Psalm 33:1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. This Psalm as a whole is very joyful, with the only negative reference I can see being the mention of death and … Continue reading

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Praising God; August 17, 2022


Psalm 30:11-12 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. The musical … Continue reading

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Happiness; July 15, 2022


Deuteronomy 26:11 And you and the Levites and the aliens among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household. It seems clear to me that “rejoice” here might be … Continue reading

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The Creator; February 25, 2022


Revelation 4:11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” I keep coming back to the awareness that … Continue reading

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Power; December 20, 2021


Psalm 147:10-11 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. The Japanese here … Continue reading

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Church Music; December 16, 2021


Psalm 118:14 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. For once there is no variance whatsoever between the English and the Japanese, at least in the translations I have in front of me. Checking … Continue reading

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