Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: King David

A Prayer to Shut Out the Devil

  Sunshine blazed through my bathroom window today and revealed a layer of dust on the countertop. I’d cleaned that surface only a couple of days ago, but you’d never know it. Why? Because I’d left the window ajar—albeit only a few inches—on the weekend, and it provided an open invitation for the wind to… [ read more ]

Believe it or Not, God's Still in Control

Later today I’ll meet Dan and Laura Sawatzky, a couple whose story I just completed for Power for Living. Dan went on a 2-week mission trip to Brazil in 2008 to build a church alongside several career missionaries. While there, he was involved in a near-fatal motorcycle crash. He was air-ambulanced back to B.C. where… [ read more ]

A Song in Your Heart

King David wrote, “I will sing to the LORD because he has been so good to me” (Psalm 13:6). We could look at his life and say, “Yeah, I’d sing, too, if I was royalty and as wealthy as he was.” Before we’re too unsympathetic, let’s step inside his head for a moment and see… [ read more ]

Not a Cheapskate

“Cheapskate: a stingy, miserly person.” If a cheapskate is a stingy person, then a cheapskate King David was not…especially when it came to spiritual matters. The prophet Gad had told him to build an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite (2 Samuel 24:18-24). So off he went, eager to… [ read more ]