Sunday, 27 September 2020

September's Prayer To The God Of My Life- El Roi

September's verse from my poem "A Prayer To The God Of My Life" focuses on the meaning of the name "El Roi."

Thursday, 17 September 2020

The Lord Reigns!

The book of Psalms is my favourite book in the Bible and it never ceases to amaze me how powerfully the words speak into the different situations we face in life. I often try to read a Psalm each day and one evening in September 2020 I happened to read Psalm 93.

Before opening my Bible that evening, I had been chatting with my husband Jan about the chaos caused by the Covid-19 pandemic over the last few months and how it seemed to be continuously getting worse. I was feeling quite disheartened by it all so when I turned to Psalm 93 that night, I was blown away by the first three words alone!

The Psalm begins with the statement, “The Lord reigns.” This truth was like a sword that just cut straight through all the nonsense going on in the world and I laughed to myself as I thought, ”Amen! Well I might as well close my Bible! What else is there to say? The Lord reigns!”

Monday, 7 September 2020

The Names Of God- El Roi

Each month throughout 2020 I'm posting a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God! The name for the month of September is El Roi.

My Dwelling Place

One evening in early September 2020 I found myself reading through Psalm 91 and I felt that the words in these verses spoke very powerfully into my life and the situation going on around me. At this point, the Covid-19 pandemic had been rumbling on for seven months and it was becoming more and more apparent how much it was affecting everyone in their daily lives.

One thing I really saw a huge increase of was the level of fear in many people and how this was influencing practically every decision they now made. I could see the affect it was having on mental and physical health, not only in my own life but also in the lives of countless others and the toll it was taking on everyone as stress levels continued to rise.

As I began to read through Psalm 91 one evening during this time, I suddenly felt like the words were a very direct message to my heart, straight from the Lord. The imagery in the first two lines was extremely powerful as it reads,

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

A Poetry Prayer For September

Starting off the month of September with a little prayer. When I look at what's going on in the world just now there seems to be a distinct lack of grace and mercy shown in people's actions and words. I pray the Lord would help me go against the flow of this age and show His grace and mercy to those around me.