Category Archives: Faith

Have You Ever Felt Abandoned by God? Psalm 22:1

Today’s Scripture Reading: Psalms 22-26 At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock.  At about three o’clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you … Continue reading

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Are You Struggling With These Four Words? 2 Samuel 22:26-28

Today’s Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 22:1-51; Psalm 18 To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity. To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the wicked you show yourself hostile.  –2 Samuel 22:26-28 … Continue reading

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I’m Determined NOT To Be a Barzillai–2 Samuel 19:34-35

Today’s Scripture Reading:  2 Samuel 19:31 through 20:26; Psalm 7; 2 Samuel 21: 1-22; 1 Chronicles 20: 4-8 Today I got a glimpse into my future and it wasn’t pretty!  My Grandma is 96 years old and my Mom turns 78 … Continue reading

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Is It Possible to Remove the Stains of Sin? Psalm 51:1-9

Today’s Scripture Reading:  1 Chronicles 20:1; 2 Samuel 11: 1 through 12: 14; Psalm 51; 2 Samuel 12: 15-25; 2 Samuel 5: 14-16; 1 Chronicles 14: 3-7; 1 Chronicles 3: 5-9 Can I be candid? I’ve often wondered how David could … Continue reading

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Will This Be Your Biggest Regret? 2 Samuel 23: 20-21

Today’s Scripture Reading:  2 Samuel 2: 1 through 2 Samuel 3: 5, 1 Chronicles 3: 1-4a, 2 Samuel 23: 8-17, 1 Chronicles 11: 10-19, 2 Samuel 23: 18-39, 1 Chronicles 11: 20-47 There was only one King David. In most of … Continue reading

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4-Steps to Better Crisis Management–1Samuel 30:6-9

Today’s Scripture Reading:  1 Samuel 30: 1-31, 1 Chronicles 12: 20-22, 1 Samuel 31: 1-13, 1 Chronicles 10: 1-14, 1 Chronicles 9: 40-44, 2 Samuel 4: 4, 2 Samuel 1: 1-27 Have you ever had something happen in your life … Continue reading

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When It Seems God is Refusing to Answer–1 Samuel 28:5-7

Today’s Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 26:1-27:7; 1 Chronicles 12:1-7; 1 Samuel 27:8-29:11; 1 Chronicles 12:19; Psalm 56 What do you do when it “seems like” God is refusing to answer your prayers? Do you react like Saul? Meanwhile, Samuel had … Continue reading

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What Do Others Think About Your Life? –1 Samuel 25:23-28

Today’s Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 23:13-29; Psalm 54; 1 Samuel 24:1-25:44 What do people think when they see your life and your relationship with Jesus Christ? Here’s what Abigail thought about David’s life: “Even when you are chased by those … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When You Get the Answer You don’t Want to Hear? 1Samuel 23:10-12

Today’s Scripture Reading:  1 Samuel 22: 1-2, Psalm 57, Psalm 142, 1 Chronicles 12:8-18, 1 Samuel 22:3-23, Psalm 52, 1 Samuel 23:1-12 David prayed, “O Lord, God of Israel, I have heard that Saul is planning to come and destroy … Continue reading

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How Do You Know It’s God Speaking? 1 Samuel 14:6

Today’s Scripture Reading:  1 Chronicles 9:35 through 1 Chronicles 9:39, 1 Samuel 13:1 through 5, 1 Samuel 13: 19 through 23, 1 Samuel 13: 6 through 18, 1 Samuel 14:  1 through 52 Today’s reading is sort of “all over … Continue reading

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