In His Family :: Quietly Through the Psalms

“God sets the solitary in families…” Psalm 68:6 Solitary. Forsaken. Wretched. God takes the social outcasts, the ignored, the forgotten and places them in families. In His family. God has a family — a chosen group of people. They are the Israelites. God has made a covenant with them to never leave them nor abandon them. And He never has. He never will. He wants them. Longs for them. Won’t be separate from them. And He wants the rest of us too. Ephesians 1:4-5 tells that He chose each of us before He formed the […]

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He Outshines Me :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #40

David was a man who experienced many victories. He also had many struggles and failures. Yet through all of it David continued to look to his Savior. David could have become arrogant about all that he accomplished or he could have let his troubles keep him in hiding. But instead of focusing on himself he kept his eyes above. David knew and remembered something very important: He outshines me. This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. I am an indecisive individual. I swing back and forth between […]

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2 Habits of David We Can Practice :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #39

Life on earth is full of trouble. It just is, but when these things pop up into our lives we have some choices to make. We can attempt to hide them away or we can be honest and bring them to Lord and Savior. We stay distracted and focused on the problem or we can turn our gaze to Jesus and praise him for being lighter than the difficulty we face. This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. While journeying Quietly Through the Psalms I’ve […]

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The Way of the Righteous :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-Up #38

According to Psalm 1 the way of a righteous person is pretty simple: she stays away from temptation and she meditates on God’s word. And because she spends her time abiding in Jesus her life is fruitful, bringing glory to God the Father. I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty good to me. I have been moving quietly through the Psalms for the last 10 days, handwriting each chapter, verse-by-verse, word-by-word. It didn’t take long before the Holy Spirit began to show me some truth that I had not noticed before. He also […]

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Into the Holiest of All :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-Up #37

This week, while reading quietly through Hebrews 9, I was convicted of my lack of reverence for the throne of grace. Coming into  God’s presence, entering into the Holiest of All, should be done with nothing less than humble reverence for His goodness, His grace, and His glory. This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Now when these things had been this prepared, the priest always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services. But into the second part the high priest […]

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Set Your Mind On Things Above :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #36

Set your mind on things above. It’s a verse that has been repeated a time or two in Christian circles. But what does it mean? And how does it help us follow after and walk with Jesus? If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear […]

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For Good Works :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-Up #35

As Christians we know that we have been created in Christ Jesus for good works. But knowing this and doing this are two different things. It can get overwhelming and even paralyzing to think that God has called us to share the gospel and make disciples. So how do we do it? How do we complete this important work? This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to […]

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Justified by Faith :: Quietly Through Link-up #34

Over the past several weeks I have been wrestling with the ideas of faith, righteousness, and keeping the law, wondering how they all fit together. Actually, I have wrestled with these ideas many times in my life and throughout my walk with Christ. So here I sit again, with my Bible in my lap asking God to reveal His Gospel, His plan for salvation to me once again. This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Is the law then against the promises of God? […]

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Excel :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #33

Even so, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel. 1 Corinthians 14:12 Excel. don’t hold back. Go for it. Do the best you can in the ministry that you are called to, but… But not for yourself. Do it for others. Do it for the church. Do it so others can go out and excel as well. Run with them — your brothers and sisters in Christ. Cheer them on. Push them forward. Pray with them and for them. Praise with […]

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The Lord is Near :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #32

The Lord has made us a wonderful promise. That he is near to all who call on him in truth. So why does he feel so distant at time? What might we be missing or failing to do to recognize his presence? This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalms 145:18 I realize that in our Quietly Through reading plan we haven’t quite made to Psalms yet, […]

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