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Through the Night Watches

On my bed I remember You; I think of You through the watches of the night.(Psalm 63:6) I wouldn't say I'm a textbook insomniac, but I have trouble getting to sleep most nights. So I lie there. I rethink what I should have done that day. I make mental lists for tomorrow. I return to mistakes God has long ago forgiven. I also get hungry. What if, instead of getting up (quie...

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A Psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.

Psalm 63 David spent significant time in the desert, in the wilderness. His shepherd work as a boy likely took him into some remote locations. Jealous, murderous King Saul chased him into and through some wild places. Later in life, and when finally King of Israel, David's son Absalom seeks to overthrow and replace his father, and once again, David finds himself on the ru...

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Disney Drama

Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you,because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.(Exodus 33:3) Knowing the extreme planning that goes into a trip to Disney "Promised Land" World these daysnot to mention the costwhat's a parent to do if their children do something off the charts horrible in the weeks leading...

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Kicking Against the Goads

"Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way."(Exodus 33:3) A land "flowing with milk and honey" likely sounded pretty dreamy to the Israelites after walking through the desert for 40 years. But how satisfying would it be without the Lord accompanying them? I'd imagine ...

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A Supplement for Those with a Full Stomach

And the Lord said to Moses, "I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name." Then Moses said, "Now show me your glory." And the Lord said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on wh...

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Did God Just Hand Me a Donut?

"And the Lord said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." (Exodus 33: 19) In this chapter of Exodus, Moses is speaking directly with God. He's walking with God. He's even, on behalf of all God's ...

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Hungry for the Gift and the Giver

If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us from here. And now, Lord, show me Your glory.(Ex. 33:15,18) Moses has heard God call him from a burning bush, give him specific directions for shepherding His people out of Egypt, direct the miracles that led to the people's release, and chisel the Commandments in his very presence. Verse after verse notes what Moses "s...

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Simple Prayers. Powerful Purpose.

And she made a vow, saying, "Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head" (1 Samuel 1:11). When we sit down as a family to eat, we always say the same blessing. Dear God, Thank you fo...

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Empty Vessels

In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, "Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his lifeThen she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast (I Samuel 1:10-1...

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Go to Him and Be Filled

In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly (1 Samuel 1:10). "God, if you do this one thing for me, I promise I will __________." Have you ever prayed a prayer like that? I have. When I was a teenager, I remember bargaining with God in this way. I was desperate. I knew He was the One who could fix my problem. Although, if I am honest, I hadn't though...

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