God Is Greater

After a night of listening prayer among a circle of friends for a family in our community, I’m deciding something in the midst of the emerging Church and worship process that I think will engage me for a longer haul than some of my present patterns of thinking.

God is greater than the challenges that face the Church, and there is no distance between He and the future that lay ahead. Therefore, with confidence we engage and discuss, decide and defer, toward growth.

We honor the past, engage the present, and listen for the future. We tend to one another in the process, but we all are not called to hold back and wait for agreement. Pioneers, pioneer. Settlers, settle. Enlighteners, enlighten. Pastors, pastor. Bustlers, bustle.

I look forward to the silencing of battle and winning of the day; a Day that God Himself holds both forcefully and tenderly until the waking of timeless dawn.


Sheltering Mercy and Endless Grace help us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation. Sheltering Mercy helps the reader pray Psalms 1-75; Endless Grace leads in prayer through Psalms 76-150.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. Each book contains 75 prayers drawn from the Book of Psalms, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning there. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

These artful, poetic, and classic devotional books are a perfect gift, and feature compelling stunning illustrations and hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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