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 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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Psalm 85: 10-12

January 16, 2020

Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky. Yes, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.

Your steadfast love, O Lord, pours down upon us like the warm, nourishing spring rain, and our soul responds in faithfulness; Your righteousness envelops us as a soft quilt, and our souls are filled with peace. To be faithful in Your eyes is to invite Your righteousness into our lives and live in harmony with You.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 149

Mid-day: 119:41-48

Evening: Psalm 33

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Psalm 85:8-9

January 15, 2020

Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly. Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.

Lord, call out some God-fearing leaders who dare to call Your church to repentance. We need shepherds who will lay our unfaithfulness before us and implore us to fall to our knees and repent. We need to cry out to You to restore and renew us, to fill us once again with that white-hot heat of our first love. Restore us, O Lord, let Your face shine upon us that we may be saved.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 148

Mid-day: 119:33-40

Evening: Psalm 32

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Psalm 85:4-7

January 14, 2020

Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us! Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.

And now the time has come again, Lord, we have forsaken You, we have followed false teachings, we have turned to idolatrous practices and allowed sexual iniquity to invade our assemblies, our works are in Your name but are intended to glorify us and our names, and we have allowed the fire of our faith to die out and to no longer blaze with a white-hot heat. Fill our hearts with shame and bring us to our knees in repentance.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 147

Mid-day: 119:25-32

Evening: Psalm 31

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Psalm 85:1-3

January 13, 2020

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.

Again and again, Lord, You have called Your people out of their Egypt. You, the Gracious God call to Your people in revival and restoration. We, Your church, have sinned, we have followed other gods, we have forsaken our first love, and yet You, in Your grace and mercy, have reached out to gather us in again.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 146

Mid-day: 119:17-24

Evening: Psalm 30

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Exodus 20:1-3

January 12, 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 have no other gods before me."

Ephesians 5:15-17 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, (16) making the best use of the time because the days are evil. (17) Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

How often, Lord God Almighty, do the unwise and unwholesome use of my time reflect that I have put some other god before You? The answer has to be "Always!" How can I be obedient to Your directive to love You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength and then indulge in activities that bring dishonor to Your Name? And to take this a step farther, how can I be engaged in any activity that does not bring honor to Your name?

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 145

Mid-day: 119:9-16

Evening: Psalm 30

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