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God's House

This morning I read Psalm 91. As I was meditating on this, the first verse really struck me.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (NIV)

I am a visual learner. As I pondered this verse, I realized that the second line was just a restatement of the first, which was done in a number of the Psalms for emphasis.

dwells=rest=livesshelter =shadow =homeMost High=Almighty=God My home is where I live, grow and am refreshed. I need to make God my home to have the benefits mentioned in the rest of this Psalm.

Thoughts on Faith

Hope you are challenged by Dietrich Bonhoeffer's writings.

February 22, 2007
Stepping into Faith
Jesus says to anyone who uses their faith or lack of faith to excuse their acts of disobedience to his call:
First obey, do the external works, let go of what binds you, give up what is separating you from God's
will! Do not say; I do not have the faith for that. You will not have it so long as you remain
disobedient, so long as you will not take the first step. Do not say, I have faith, so I do not have to take
the first step. You do not have faith, because and so long as you will not take that first step. Instead,
you have hardened yourself in disbelief under the appearance of humble faith. It is an evil excuse to
point from inadequate obedience to inadequate faith, and from inadequate faith to inadequate
obedience. It is the disobedience of the "faithful" if they confess their unbelief where their obedience is
required and if they play games with that confe…