Another intimate prayer song from David delivered to God at a time of great uncertainty when he had been seized by the Philistines. Needless to say, David was once again in a tight spot. In this, he pours out his plea to God. Telling God what he surely already knows—the enemy is relentless. The enemy is “trampl[ing] on me all the day” (vs2) he cries.
“In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to your name forever.
But you have rejected us and disgraced us….” Ps 44:8-9a
“The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
and his ears toward their cry.
The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Do you remember reading stories when you were a young child?
Better yet, do you remember being read to as a young child and being enthralled in a story that was exciting and had a great ending?
Our lives tell so many stories; some good and some not so good. My oh my,
We must start with understanding the concept of a worldview. Put simply, a worldview is one’s way of looking at reality. It is how a person understands and what he or she believes about the basics of what is real. We can choose to view reality from either a Biblical worldview or from a secular worldview.
(The following is the first session of a series of video messages that our patients begin receiving after their initial visits This and session 2 (coming soon) will give you a taste of what Sanctuary offers beyond its functional medicine approach. If you want to receive the entire series, sign up for the newsletter and request the Spiritual Care Series.) Watch Video below.
The Importance of Neighbors
In contemporary culture, neighbors come and go, not only on a daily basis from behind closed doors, but from year to year as addresses change with each job relocation. We may never get to really know neighbors that come and go but Scripture verses have been tied to their neighbors for centuries and for a reason.
Anyone who more than glances at Sanctuary Functional Medicine’s website will notice something peculiar: the blatant Christian nature of what we profess. This bluntness has provoked both explicit comments to my face and rumors that I only hear second hand.
More than 9 out of 10 express either compliments or gratitude for having a clinic where their Christian values are not only heard but also honored.
Introduction by me
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) lived 82 years from 1899 to 1981 and served as minister of Westminster Chapel in London for almost 30 of those years. He was first a physician but over time devoted more and more time to the ministry. He was known for his preaching ability which was replete with sound,
My chapter summaries of Biblical Healing for Modern Medicine, Franklin E. Payne, Jr. M.D. Covenant Books
Scripture and Biblical Wisdom
II Chronicles 16:12-13 recounts how King Asa did not find healing from the physicians of his time and died. This could quickly turn into a proof text for Christians to avoid doctors altogether.