A Speck of Dust

by Beth Fore Why, you do not even knowwhat will happen tomorrow. What is your life?  You are amist that appears for a littlewhile and then vanishes.(James 4:14 NIV) Man is like a breath;his days are like afleeting shadow.(Psalm 144:4 NIV) A Speck of Dust I am but a speck of dust, Lord,in the vastness ofContinue reading “A Speck of Dust”

The Battle Within

by Beth Fore “So I find this law at work:When I want to do good,evil is right there with me.For in my inner being I delightin God’s law; but I see anotherlaw at work in the membersof my body, waging waragainst the law of my mindand making me a prisonerof the law of sin atContinue reading “The Battle Within”

I Bask in Your Glory, Lord

by Beth Fore “Save us, O LORD our God,and gather us from the nations,that we may give thanksto your holy nameand glory in your praise.” (Psalm 106:47 NIV) I Bask in Your Glory, Lord I bask in Your glory, Lord,as I behold Your majesty.I’m in awe of Your creationand the wondrous world I see. IContinue reading “I Bask in Your Glory, Lord”

The Holy Spirit Gives Me Life

by Beth Fore For if you live accordingto the sinful nature, you will die; butif by the Spirit you put to deaththe misdeeds of the body, you willlive, because those who are led by theSpirit of God are sons of God.For you did not receive a spiritthat makes you a slave again to fear,but youContinue reading “The Holy Spirit Gives Me Life”

My Shepherd

by Beth Fore The LORD is my shepherd,I shall not be in want.  He makes me liedown in green pastures, he leadsme beside quiet waters, he restoresmy soul. He guides me in paths ofrighteousness for his name’s sake.(Psalm 23:1-3 NIV) My Shepherd Jesus, You are My Shepherdwho provides and cares for me.You are my strengthContinue reading “My Shepherd”

The Alabaster Jar

by Beth Fore “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her?She has done a beautiful thing to me.The poor you will always have with you,and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.  She didwhat she could.  She poured perfume onmy body beforehand to prepare formy burial. IContinue reading “The Alabaster Jar”

May Beauty Surround You

by Beth Fore But let all who takerefuge in you be glad;let them ever sing for joy.Spread your protection overthem, that those who loveyour name may rejoicein you.  For surely, LORD,you bless the righteous;you surround them withyour favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12 NIV) May Beauty Surround You May beauty surround you,and God’s fragranceContinue reading “May Beauty Surround You”

As I Come into Your Presence

by Beth Fore “I have set the LORD alwaysbefore me. Because he is atmy right hand, I will not beshaken. Therefore my heartis glad and my tongue rejoices;my body also will rest secure,because you will not abandonme to the grave, nor will youlet your Holy One see decay.You have made known to methe path ofContinue reading “As I Come into Your Presence”

The Battle is Won

by Beth Fore “Finally, be strong in the Lordand in his mighty power. Puton the full armor of God, sothat you can take your standagainst the devil’s schemes.For our struggle is not againstflesh and blood, but againstthe rulers, against the authorities,against the spiritual forces of evilin the heavenly realms. Thereforeput on the full armor ofContinue reading “The Battle is Won”

The Shadow of Death

by Beth Fore “Even though I walk throughthe valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil, for you are with me;your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presenceof my enemies. You anoint my head with oil;my cup overflows.  Surely goodnessand love will follow me allContinue reading “The Shadow of Death”