It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by … More Worhip priority: Pleasing God
Sam Storms says that Psalm 88, our reading for today, is perhaps the saddest of all Psalms. Here is one of his devotionals from the series: Meditations on the Psalms I was greatly tempted to quietly skip over Psalm 88. But then I realized that there are many reading these meditations who can identify with … More An honest psalm from a very sad author
Pastor Sam Storms of Enjoying God Ministries writes: So why do you pray? What motivates you to whisper in your Father’s ear? Is it even worthwhile to do so? Let’s explore this for a moment by asking five questions and seeking the answers in Psalm 86. First, why did David, the psalmist, pray so fervently … More What motivates you to pray?
Sam Storms comments on Psalm 84 (our passage for today) and Psalm 63: Some people are terrified of appearing needy. Obsessed with their public image and how they are perceived, they put on a false front of self-sufficiency and self-reliance. Not David! That’s one of the things I admire most in the author of so many … More A relentless and chronic ache for joy
Sam Storms, of Enjoying God Ministries, comments in an article, I Will Lift Up My Hands! (Psalm 63:4) So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. On more than one occasion I’ve been asked: “Sam, why do you lift your hands when you worship?” … More Sam Storms: Why wouldn’t you want to raise your hands to worship God?
According to Dr. Sam Storms of Enjoying God Ministries, Psalm 51 has a special message for several groups of people. He introduces his article, When Mercy Scrubs Clean the Soul, like this: First, Psalm 51 is for those who have never come to grips with the horror of human sin and the magnitude of divine grace. Often grace … More Psalm 51: The reality of sin and the breath-taking glory of forgiving grace
Sam Storms, in his “Meditations on the Psalms” series writes of Psalm 46- Ein feste burg ist unser Gott! Say what? Well, that’s how Martin Luther would have written it in his famous hymn: “A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; He, amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing.” There can be no … More A bulwark never failing
In the passage we read today from Exodus, we learn that “the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled on it, and the … More What is God’s greatest pleasure?
What does it mean to seek after God? How does one pursue the Almighty? Sam Storms, Enjoying God Ministries, explores Psalm 34. He notes six things to consider as essential in pursuing God. Here are the highlights. Read the entire article. First, celebrate God (vv. 1-3)! Observe the passion and intensity of David’s worship. “I will bless the … More Pursuing God 101
From the Enjoying God website, Sam Storms writes on Psam 16: Rock stars rarely age well. The Rolling Stones are a case in point. Often called The Strolling Bones, and not without cause (!), this once energetic and controversial sixties group was actually invited to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show only a few years ago. … More Psalm 16 Satisfaction