Confess :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up # 27

And it shall be, when he is guilty in any of these matters, that he shall confess that he has sinned in that thing: and he shall bring his trespass offering to the Lord for his sin which he has committed… Leviticus 5:5-6 Confess. It means to show one’s self as guilty. Sin. It means to miss or wonder away from the path of righteousness. Sin and confess. These aren’t words that I like to talk about too much. Well, at least I don’t like talking about them when it comes to my own sin […]

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An Angel Before You :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-Up #26

Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. Exodus 23:20 “Behold I send and angel before you…” Not behind you or beside you. But before you. In front and leading the way. Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him. Exodus 23:21 “Beware of Him…” Be mindful of him. Do not forget him or forget to look to him for direction. “Obey His […]

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Here I Am (Again) :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #25

So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” – Exodus 3:4 I live in America. I have a television. I have four kids and an over-active dog. So nearly everyday I see something strange. Something outlandish. Something that should make me pause and go huh?  But to tell you the truth I don’t always pause. I don’t always let my curiosity win. I don’t often take a good look at whatever the […]

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She Went to Inquire of the Lord :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #24

I don’t have much to write on this Quietly Through Thursday. One, because it’s been a bit of a rough work week for me and I’m tired. And two, because God’s word, in all its simplicity, can speak profound volumes more than I ever can. So let me just get right to it. While reading Quietly Through the Bible this last month I noticed three examples of prayer that I knew I needed to share with you here. Example #1 And when (Jesus) had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by […]

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Here I Am :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #23

Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Issac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt […]

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The Breath of Life :: Quietly Through Link-up #22

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7 There is currently a song on the radio that has a lyric that I keep mulling over in my mind. The chorus starts, “It’s Your breath in our lungs…” Genesis 2:7 confirms that it is the breath of God in our lungs. His breath gave us, humans formed from dust, life. The chorus goes on to say “…so we pour out our praise to You only.” […]

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If We Confess Our Sins :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-Up #20

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 We simply confess. He forgives. He cleanses. What a wonderful promise! What a verse to keep in mind as I pray! In fact, it is the verse I most often pray back to God when I am struggling with sin.  So, needless to say, I pray this verse pretty regularly — almost daily. Probably should pray it daily. Definitely, need to pray it daily. Because I am a sinner. A […]

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Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace :: Quietly Through Link-up #19

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 I love this verse. It is an invitation to pray with confidence — confidence that we will be heard by a compassionate and loving God — whenever there is a need for mercy and grace. It’s a wonderful promise, isn’t it? But I wonder something: am I selfishly taking advantage of this promise? As of late, I have been deeply convicted of my selfish prayers. I have become aware […]

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Zealous for Good Works : Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #18

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. (Titus 2:11-14) Zealous for good works. Zealous. Zealous simply means to have an intense burning or eager desire for something. We, […]

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Crown of Rejoicing :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #17

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? 1 Thessalonians 2:19 I recently heard someone say (and I’m paraphrasing), “Don’t try to collect stuff here on Earth, God has a big pile of stuff waiting for you in heaven.” The statement made me cringe. The person was referring to Matthew 6:19-20, the passage about laying up treasures for yourself in heaven. Maybe I miss understood the man. Or maybe he wasn’t making himself very clear. But […]

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