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Psalm 140

"The Lord, our Strong deliverer"

"Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet."

Psalm 140:4


In Psalm 140, David looks to the Lord's help and protection from the evil, wicked people trying to steal, kill, and destroy him. He starts the chapter out seeking the Lord for refuge, then, starting with the fourth verse, he almost seems to be explaining to God the situation and the kind of people he's up against. But following that in verse 6 he declares and confirms, I believe to himself and reminds himself that His God is the one he puts his trust in. It states, "I say to the Lord, 'You are my God.' Hear, Lord, my cry for mercy. Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle."  I love this. In our prayers, it's so important for us to talk it all out with Him, just as you are talking to a friend. Tell Him the situation. (News Flash: He already knows it, but loves to listen to You and may speak to You while processing it and mulling it over.) Ultimately, and this is important, remember Who He is, how strong and powerful He is, AND recite back and remind Him of His promises. He is Faithful and True. He watches over His Word to perform it, it doesn't come back to Him void. Then lay it at His feet and trust. If you do, He gives you a peace that will help you move on until the next thing that comes up, and it will. But guess what? He's all prepared to help you out of that one as well. Lord God, You are so good!


Dear Lord, we lift up all our issues and problems to You. We lift up the condition of the world and point out to You the lawlessness and wickedness running rampant. Please come to our rescue and protect and deliver us from this perverse generation. May we be Your light shining on a hill for all the world to see for Your glory, honor, and praise. You are Faithful and True, so kind and generous. We trust You and love You with all our hearts, souls, and minds. 

In Jesus' name we declare and pray, amen.

Uncommon Journey REading schedule

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October 10th: 1 Kings Part One: 1 Kings 1-11
"United Kingdom"
by Associate Pastor Bruce Komassa


October 17th: 1 Kings Part Two: 1 Kings 12-22
"A Divided Kingdom - A Look at Elijah"
by Pastor John Slotten


October 24th: 2 Kings Part One: 2 Kings 1-17
"Kingdom Divided & Prophet Elisha"
by Pastor John Slotten


 October 31st: 2 Kings Part Two: 2 Kings 18-25
"The Surviving Kingdom - A Look at Elisha"
by Kody Burg


November 7th: Psalms 112 & 113 Summary Part 1
"The Praise and Blessing Psalms"
by Associate Pastor Bruce Komassa


November 14th: Psalms 91 & 120-134 Summary Part 2
"Psalm of Prayer & Aliyah Worship Ascent Psalms" 
by Jess Burg & Pastor John Slotten


November 21st: Psalms 12, 13, 22, and 23 Summary Part 3
"The Struggles and Laments Within the Psalms"
by Brenda Slotten


 November 28th: Daniel 1-8 Part 1
"Dreams, Downfall, & Deliverance"
by Pastor John Slotten


December 5th: Daniel 9-12 Part 2
"Vision, Prayer, and the Future"
by Associate Pastor Bruce Komassa


December 12th: Jeremiah 1-29 Part 1
"Jeremiah's Call for Judah's Warning"
by Pastor John Slotten


December 19th: Jeremiah 30-33 Part 2
"Jeremiah Points Us to Jesus"
by Pastor John Slotten


December 24th: Merry Christmas! Luke 1-2:14
"The Coming of Jesus: Our Savior is Born"
by Pastor John Slotten


December 25th: Luke 2:15-20
"The Messiah is Born - Let's Go See"
by Pastor John Slotten


 December 26th: Luke 3-9
"Jesus' Amazing Ministry Begins"
by Pastor John Slotten

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