THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL – Psalm 6

Ever feel alone, unloved, betrayed, lonely, frightened?  Ever suffer in the body and soul?  Ever sorrow and grieve?  In this Psalm, through prayer, the subconscious knowledge that God was real and present, suddenly took root and brought David to a sense of peace in the midst of pain. Psalm 6  O Lord, rebuke me notContinue reading “THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL – Psalm 6”

A Morning Prayer; Psalm 5

PSALM 5 A Morning Prayer We often regard morning as a suitable time to pray.  While we should be cautious about setting seasons aside as being more holy than others, there remains a unique suitability for prayer associated with morning.  As morning is generally the best time for learning, when the mind is fresh andContinue reading “A Morning Prayer; Psalm 5”

PSALM 3 – A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Psalm 3 A Good Night’s Sleep; How David Experienced Peace in the Storm Peace is an experience we know that we should have as Christians but sadly so often we fall short. It can be frustrating when we face a problem or encounter a situation and we simply do not have peace. We know weContinue reading “PSALM 3 – A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP”

PSALM 1 – THE BLESSED MAN

PSALM 1: THE BLESSED MAN From a devotional perspective, there is no book quite like the Psalms. Through praise and prayer the writer often captures the innermost feelings of the heart and soul. Although we have become more modern as a people, the thoughts and feelings of the human consciousness remain the same; teaching usContinue reading “PSALM 1 – THE BLESSED MAN”

TRUE SECRET OF FRUITFUL PRAYING; Romans Part 38

Justification and Assurance (f) The Spirit Maketh Intercession Romans 8:26-27 In examining the subject of assurance Paul, through this 8th Chapter of Romans has been responding to that which discourages our hearts and robs us of peace. In v1-12 he viewed the battle between the flesh and the Spirit. In v17-25 he considered the sufferingsContinue reading “TRUE SECRET OF FRUITFUL PRAYING; Romans Part 38”

THE OLD NATURE AND THE BATTLE WITH SIN; Romans Part 32

Sanctification and  the Battle with Sin (b) The Old Nature Romans 7:14-25 understanding the concept ‘sinner-saint’ In our last study I drew the conclusion that the “man of Romans 7” was a mature Christian. Paul writes in the present tense indicating that this is true of himself as an apostle, pastor, missionary and evangelist. IfContinue reading “THE OLD NATURE AND THE BATTLE WITH SIN; Romans Part 32”