February 14/Weekend

Written by Bill Grandi on February 14th, 2020

Aaaaah. What’s that sound I hear? Oh yeah.  Love. Love is in the air. But that is not the point of my devotion today.

In the past I have not been kind to the OT. The conviction was so strong that several weeks ago I apologized to the church before I preached a sermon the Bible.  Good thing. I would have really had to eat crow after my reading this morning-Nahum 1. WOW!!! May I ask you to stop right here and take a few minutes to read it? Then come back here please for a few of my thoughts/highlights.

Thanks. You’re back. 🙂

  1. The Lord is a jealous and avenging God…slow to anger and great in power. (2-3)  I like the balance this gives. Jealous and avenging but He doesn’t fly off the handle at first provocation.
  2. His way is in the whirlwind and storm. (3)  No matter how alone we feel He is with us. No matter the strength of the storm He’s got us covered.
  3. The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble. (7) Ditto. See #2.
  4. It is good to be a harbinger of the good news. (v.15)

I read one chapter today. My practice has been to read several. But I’ve also told people to read until you sense God’s Word pressing its truth on your heart. I did that this morning.

“Father, what powerful truth I read about YOU. Help me now not to just read this, but to believe and apply it. Thank you for being YOU.”

My apologies this is posted so late. I was almost done and I must have hit a key that deleted everything. It was time to leave the house after that.  And yes, that is smoke you are seeing from my ears.




4 Comments so far ↓

  1. floyd says:

    Great message and verses today. With what I’m battling in business right now this really spoke to my heart.

    HE is the one to be revered, not anything in this world that’s sits beside us in the palm of His hand.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      it is hard sometimes to deal with what we face but as you said, He is the one to be revered. thanks for allowing my thoughts to help.

  2. Nothing is more irksome than completing something, and hitting delete by mistake. Yes, I can visualize the smoke coming out of your ears, Bill!
    I found comfort in the verses from Nahum that you shared, especially about God being with us in the storm. I am trusting in Him to walk with me and to eventually calm the waters.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      You put it well Martha. Irksome. Not quite the word I wanted to use but it fits. 🙂 Glad the words from the Bible brought comfort to your heart.