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 119:40

August 24, 2019

Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!

To know You and Your Father, that is life -- life in Your Presence, in Your Kingdom, in the here and now and in the yet to come. A life of shalom and righteousness; a life of walking with You, communing in the cool of the evening. Draw me closer, Lord; I long for the fullness of this life.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 112

Mid-day: 119:73-80

Evening: Psalm 38

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Psalm 119:37

August 23, 2019

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.

"Turn your eyes upon Jesus,/ Look full in His wonderful face/ And the things of earth will grow strangely dim/ in the light of his glory and grace."

So true, Lord, yet sometimes so difficult. Satan waves a subtle flag of distractions before me, sometimes just with a promise of a few moments of relaxation or with the indulgence of a bit of grumbling about a problem I'm having. And there I go, lost my focus, forgot my purpose here, off on my own path and forgetting where life truly is.

Turn my eyes, Lord, full-on Your wonderful face. And teach me to keep them there!

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 111

Mid-day: 119:65-72

Evening: Psalm 37

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Psalms 119:33

August 22, 2019

Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.

Perseverance, Lord, perseverance. Teach me the perseverance to follow the way of Your statutes to the very end. Teach me to keep my focus on the there and then as I walk through the here and now.

Open the eyes of my heart to the unseen riches of Your Presence in the now. I don't want to look back at the end of my life here and realize that I missed so much of the goodness that You offered to me every day.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 110

Mid-day: 119:57-64

Evening: Psalm 36

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Psalm 64:10

August 21, 2019

Let the righteous one rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!

How good it is to know that I have complete and total refuge in You, a cause for rejoicing. And one of the great blessings is to know that as I draw closer to You, as my heart is transformed more and more into Your image, I have more and more reason for exultation. Praise You, my Lord.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 109

Mid-day: 119:49-56

Evening: Psalm 35

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Psalm 64:5-9

August 20, 2019

They hold fast to their evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly, thinking, "Who can see them?" They search out injustice, saying, "We have accomplished a diligent search." For the inward mind and heart of a man are deep! But God shoots his arrow at them; they are wounded suddenly. They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them; all who see them will wag their heads. Then all mankind fears; they tell what God has brought about and ponder what he has done.

Lord, there are so many of us who hide behind a faithful attitude and pious demeanor when in the company of fellow professing believers but are one with the world whenever we are in the presence of non-believing friends, family, and acquaintances. What a disgrace to Your name, what shame to the work of the Cross, what denial of the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

Bring Your Church to its knees in repentance, seeking Your forgiveness and restoration to Your presence. Lord, that those of us whom You have called to minister to Your people be faithful shepherds and true to Your message of grace and mercy.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 108

Mid-day: 119:41-48

Evening: Psalm 34

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Psalm 64:1-4

August 19, 2019

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy. Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the throng of evildoers, who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows, shooting from ambush at the blameless, shooting at him suddenly and without fear.

Preserve my life from dread. Preserve my life from the fear of what "they" can do to me, from being consumed with imaginings of the consequences of dire circumstances. Keep me focused on You and on the realization that if You are for me, who can be against me. The dread of the future must not be a factor in my life, and through the power of Your Holy Spirit, it will not.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 107

Mid-day: 119:33-40

Evening: Psalm 33

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Exodus 20:1-3

August 18, 2019

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."

You are my God; I swear allegiance to Your Word and to the Kingdom for which it stands. One Kingdom, under You with grace and mercy for all.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 106

Mid-day: 119:25-32

Evening: Psalm 32

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Psalm 119:27

August 17, 2019

Make me understand the way of Your precepts, and I will meditate on Your wondrous works.

Give me understanding of the way of your precepts, an understanding, Lord, of that beautiful coherency that a hallmark of Your law. There is no law of unintended consequences in Your law; all fit together and each part complements all other parts. It is complete and beautiful in its completion.

Give me understanding of the way of your precepts, an understanding, Lord, of how Your precepts are leading me and the direction that You have set out for me. Help me to clearly see where my foot is to be placed today and forgive my weak faith that demands to know where my foot is to be set tomorrow.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 105

Mid-day: 119:17-24

Evening: Psalm 31

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Psalm 119:25

August 16, 2019

My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!

Lord, I more than cling to the dust, I wallow in the filth. Why is it that I am so resistant to give up the ways and habits that bring death and turn to Your precepts that give life? I know entirely and well that pride goes before a fall, and that a fall is inevitable and will be very painful, but I cling to my pride. I cannot let go, it is a false god, but it is my god.

Release me from the bondage of pride, Lord, release me into the joy of life in the Kingdom. Release me from the filth that stands between me and You, that pollutes our relationship and give me the Abundance that is offered.

Lord, this dust, that my soul clings to tarnishes my joy. I want Joy that is burnished and gleams, reflecting Your Glory truly and completely. Give me a thorough dusting! I need house cleaning.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 104

Mid-day: 119:9-16

Evening: Psalm 30

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Psalm 44:17-22

August 15, 2019

All this has come upon us, though we have not forgotten You, and we have not been false to your covenant. Our heart has not turned back, nor have our steps departed from Your way; yet You have broken us in the place of jackals and covered us with the shadow of death. If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god, would not God discover this? For He knows the secrets of the heart. Yet for Your sake we are killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.

Though we trip and backslide, You are there to forgive and restore – ever-loving, ever patient, ever-restoring Lord and Master. We know that You are the Faithful One, Who purchased us with His blood, and Who will not let us go. We gladly suffer persecution for the sake of Your Name.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 103

Mid-day: 119:1-8

Evening: Psalm 29

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Psalm 63:6-9

August 14, 2019

[W]hen I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

Utter contentment, complete joy, entire satisfaction; richness, goodness, righteousness, holiness beyond imagination. You can and do more than can be asked or imagined by those who seek to live in Your Kingdom.

Lord, as I meditate on Your Goodness in the watches of the night and the brightness of the day; as my heart, mind, and conscience seek the knowing of your Word, fill me with that peace that passes all understanding as You fill my heart and soul with Yourself.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 102

Mid-day: 119:169-176

Evening: Psalm 28

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Psalm 63:3-5

August 13, 2019

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name, I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,

You are kindness and goodness and holiness and mercy and grace incarnate; You are that which satisfies the hunger that cannot be satisfied, slakes the thirst that cannot be slaked and comforts the longing that cannot be comforted.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 101

Mid-day: 119:161-168

Evening: Psalm 27

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