Author Archive: sryall

He is Your Helper and Your Shield

Psalm 115:9–11 (NLT): O Israel, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield. O priests, descendants of Aaron, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield. All you who fear the Lord, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield These are good words to read on the tough …

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K.I.S.S

Keep it (a) simple salvation… 1 John 5:11-12 (NLT): And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. For some KISS is keep it simple stupid – …

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Bzzzt!

I think we all can picture the scene where someone is attempting to say something and the person they are trying to communicate with does the shut-your-mouth hand close-your-moutb puppet gesture and is saying bzzzzzzt! And ever utterance is quickly interrupted with an emphasised hand puppet and bzzzt! Oh man did you hear abo-bzzzzt! I …

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Us Wall-Builders vs Satan

My devotions were in the book of Nehemiah and the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem in Chapter 4… The back fill of the situation: the Jews were still under captivity but they had favor with the Babylonian King to go back to Jerusalem and rebuild the wall (and the king even paid for the …

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A Cherry on Top

1 John 4:13–17 (NLT): And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. All who declare that Jesus is the Son of …

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Let the Redeemed… Tell Their Story

Plasms 107:1-2 (NIV): Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;His love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— Psalms 107 lists 4 different situations that His people were rescued from… the dessert, darkness, rebellious and the seas… Psalms 107:10-16 (NIV): Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering …

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Egypt?

Egypt… Joseph (with his coat of many colors) ended up in Egypt as a slave,which was better than death his brothers were planning… And he had success… But eventually, as the Israelites grew in numbers, they remembered they had God and called on Him to rescue them… And along came Moses… God performed miracles/plagues to …

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The Sad Psalm

Psalm 88 is not like Psalm 23 – it doesn’t have a happy ending like Leave it To Beaver – but the author still prays to God – and brings up attributes of who God is merciful, worthy of praise, faithful, righteous… even when going through what seems to be an excruciating situation that author …

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Anxiety and How to Apply Psalms

I have been dealing with “stuff” and I know that from the past claiming and applying the attributes of God found in Scripture… the Psalms are really rich – the enemy, instead of being the Edomites or Moabites or any other “ites”, is satan… today my devotions too me to Psalm 83 (NLT)O God, do …

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You Shall Not Pass!!!

In the trilogy movies for the Lord of the Rings – there is a powerful seen where Gandolf is standing on a collapsing bridge and fighting the Balrog from the deep in the mines of Moria… as he blocks this monster to save his companions and with all possible authority utters the command – “You …

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