John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

Psalm 89:5-10

January 28, 2020

Let the heavens praise Your wonders, O LORD, Your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones! For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD, a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around him? O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty as You are, O LORD, with Your faithfulness all around You? You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, You still them. You crushed Rahab like a carcass; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.

You make the mountains skip like rams; the hills like lambs. You make the seas rage and the winds blast; the lightning and thunder to rend the earth. And yet your might and power can quell the raging sea with a quiet word; it can restore life with a simple command and convert the hardest heart with an act of sacrifice.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 11

Mid-day: 119:137-144

Evening: Psalm 45

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Psalm 89:1-4

January 27, 2020

A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever; with my mouth I will make known Your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, "Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness." You have said, "I have made a covenant with My chosen one; I have sworn to David My servant: 'I will establish Your offspring forever, and build Your throne for all generations.'" Selah

This is my marching order for the day, to sing of Your steadfast love; and to make known Your faithfulness to all generations. What doors will You open today? Where will You send me? Lord, that I not turn aside to the right or the left but stay steadfast in the Way and obedient to Your word.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 10

Mid-day: 119:129-136

Evening: Psalm 44

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Exodus 34:21

January 26, 2020

Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.

Lord, why do I always think I know better than You and that I don't need a day of rest and refreshment? Why cannot I learn that there is divine wisdom in Your words and Father knows best? Will I rest today? Will I revel in Your presence today? Will I set aside all the cares and worries of my work-a-day week? Will I obey? Lead me, Lord.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 9

Mid-day: 119:121-128

Evening: Psalm 43

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Psalm 88:13- 18

January 25, 2020

But I, O LORD, cry to You; in the morning my prayer comes before You. O LORD, why do You cast my soul away? Why do You hide Your face from me? Afflicted and close to death from my Youth up, I suffer Your terrors; I am helpless. Your wrath has swept over me; Your dreadful assaults destroy me. They surround me like a flood all day long; they close in on me together. You have caused my beloved and my friend to shun me; my companions have become darkness.

Strengthen us, give us the power to do, and to speak boldly in Your Name before all. Keep us from those hidden sins that corrupt and destroy; lay a cloak of obedience in all things upon us to demonstrate Your love for us and our love for You.

Lord, that our confessions of faith would be true and active, bless us, Lord, bless us.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 8

Mid-day: 119:113-120

Evening: Psalm 42

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Psalm 88:9b-12

January 24, 2020

Every day I call upon You, O LORD; I spread out my hands to You. Do You work wonders for the dead? Do the departed rise up to praise You? Selah Is Your steadfast love declared in the grave, or Your faithfulness in Abaddon? Are Your wonders known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Bless those dear brothers. Bless them while they are in prison. Bless them in the turmoil of the living units; bless them in the yard and cafeteria as they witness to others by deed and word. Bless them as they obey the corrections officers and as they work with caseworkers and counselors.

Bless them after release as they work with Probation and Parole, as they seek housing and employment. Bless them as they re-establish relationships with friends and family. Bless all whom they touch through the demonstration of the transforming power of Your grace and mercy.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 7

Mid-day: 119:105-112

Evening: Psalm 41

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Psalm 88:6-9a

January 23, 2020

 

You have put me in the depths of the pit, in the regions dark and deep. Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and You overwhelm me with all Your waves. Selah You have caused my companions to shun me; You have made me a horror to them. I am shut in so that I cannot escape;

(9a) my eye grows dim through sorrow.

Lord, I find myself moved to pray for my friends and brothers in the prisons, abandoned by family, shunned by former friends, surrounded by evil and deceit. Many are crying out to You for release from the horrors of the Devil but not willing to concede all their will to You. Lord, give them compliant hearts that they will allow to be molded into Your image. Show them that entering into Your Kingdom is not release from prison but is released from sin and decay. That release is not into restriction but is release into Freedom.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 6

Mid-day: 119:97-104

Evening: Psalm 40

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Psalm 88:1-5

January 22, 2020

A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD, God of my salvation; I cry out day and night before You. Let my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry! For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength, like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom You remember no more, for they are cut off from Your hand.

Lord, there is no strength in me, not of myself or my own will and determination. I cannot restore my life, let alone the life of another. My soul is troubled by what I see in me and by what I fear for others. It is so difficult to remember and obey "Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7)

Bring the Truth of this passage into my soul. Brand it on my heart. That it will be at the forefront of my mind and standing in the gate of my conscience

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 5

Mid-day: 119:89-96

Evening: Psalm 39

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Psalm 87:4-7

January 21, 2020

Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush-- "This one was born there," they say. And of Zion it shall be said, "This one and that one were born in her"; for the Most High Himself will establish her. The LORD records as He registers the peoples, "This one was born there." Selah Singers and dancers alike say, "All my springs are in You."

When will the nations say of Your Church, "You are born in Zion, you are the voice of the Almighty?" When will the walk of the Church inspire the nations to say so? When will we stand for Truth and the Word of the Lord? When will we speak righteousness and justice into evil and sin? When will Your Church come to its knees in repentance?

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 4

Mid-day: 119:81-88

Evening: Psalm 38

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Psalm 87:1-3

January 20, 2020

A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. A Song. On the holy mount stands the city He founded; the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God. Selah

"The Church's one Foundation/ is Jesus Christ, our Lord." Your city, Lord, founded on You, laid out according to Your Word, with wide and smooth streets, secure gates, and magnificent architecture. The Church is your city, and its inhabitants are Your temple. Our great joy is to speak of Your goodness and praise Your Name to the nations around us.

Praise Your Holy Name.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 3

Mid-day: 119:73-80

Evening: Psalm 37

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Exodus 20:1-2, 4-6

January 19, 2020

And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. ... You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

We keep searching for those idols of our manufacture and filled with sorrow that they are not that hard to find. Even this column can become something that supersedes Your call to be with You in quiet and solitude. My sinful nature urges me to be compulsive about self-assumed obligations, and ignoring that gentle call is to be with You. Forgive me, Lord.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 2

Mid-day: 119:65-72

Evening: Psalm 36

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Psalm 119:153-154

January 18, 2020

Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget Your law. Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to Your promise!

Lord, we still find that the reactions of others to what we say or do is of significant importance to us. Why do we look to others for a sign of approval when You have given us a scripture to share or meditate upon? Why do I hunger for someone to tell me I heard You? Why can we not trust that we do listen to You and do hear the leading of Your Holy Spirit?

Give us life, Lord, give us life that feeds upon You and Your "Well done," not some weak substitute for life that Satan tells us is necessary for the peace of our souls. Lord, bring the eyes of our hearts to see you and without distraction.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 1

Mid-day: 119:57-64

Evening: Psalm 35

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Psalm 85:13

January 17, 2020

Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps away.

Yea, you do give Good to us, and our lives yield the fruit of Your grace and mercy. As we draw near to You, the Joy of the Presence begins to flood our souls slowly transforming us from glory into the glory of Your image. Praise You, Lord.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 150

Mid-day: 119:49-56

Evening: Psalm 34

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