My New Years Wish: A Heart Like That

The fruit of her commitment to a relationship with God was strikingly evident. Almost overnight, the child who used to bolt and run in stores, tantrum wherever, and was full of sass turned into an easy, conscientious child who exhibited an uncanny measure of self-control and is a hard worker. Choices that had previously been driven by self-will were replaced by choices directed by God’s will. That is what happens when God removes our hard hearts and gives us His heart.

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Merry Christmas; Reflections of Psalm 23, Day 11

Surely goodness and love will follow me    all the days of my life, This section of Psalm 23 is so fitting for this Christmas season. As Keller begins to wrap up his book, “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23,” he reflects back on the goodness and mercy we have seen the shepherd show his flock. As long […]

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Reflections of Proverbs 23, Day 10

You anoint my head with oil. In “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23,” W. Phillip Keller shares that in the summer highlands, the warm weather brings out all types of insects that bother sheep. Different types of flies will go right up their noses to lay their eggs. If you’ve ever had a gnat fly […]

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Reflections of Psalm 23, Day 9

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: What do you picture when you read this verse? Growing up, I always pictured a banquet table, set for a feast, and I couldn’t figure out why anyone would celebrate in a room with one’s enemies… The shepherd takes his sheep to highlands […]

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Reflections of Psalm 23, Day 8

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. In the valleys of life, where storms press in, floods rage, and predators rush in, the Shepherd’s presence is comforting, and his rod and his staff are tools by which he rescues, disciplines, protects, and comforts his sheep. In North America, today’s shepherds often carry a rifle […]

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