After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
Everything may be collapsing around us, but nevertheless the promises of God are secure. I’ve occasionally battled anxiety, but there’s one thing about that for which I can give thanks.My anxiety has so often driven me to the Bible to find a promise or a word of reassurance from the Lord.This is a favorite of mine, and in glancing back over it in my old, underlined Bible, I counted a dozen different circles and underlines and brackets and other marks that I’ve made through the years as I’ve underlined its verses.Let me show you how Psalm 31 begins: In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. Turn Your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.In this chapter, Daniel is interpreting the strange dream of Nebuchadnezzar.
I’ll not give you the full context, but let me read this one verse for you—Daniel : “The command to leave the stump of the tree with its roots means that your kingdom will be restored to you when you acknowledge that Heaven rules.” I had never noticed those two words before: Heaven rules!
In “real life,” Lisa is a busy mother, a pastor’s wife, and a popular Christian writer and speaker.
Several months ago, we cooperated in a little project, and I learned something from her.
In the Bible, the term “word” is sometimes translated from the Greek word “rhema.” For example, here in Matthew 4:4, Jesus told the devil that human beings could not exist merely on physical nourishment, they needed spiritual nourishment as well.
We don’t live by bread alone, but by every rhema that proceeds from the mouth of God.
One of Lisa’s specialties is teaching busy mothers how to take time for spiritual nourishment in the Word of God every day.