Did you know that a dead snake can bite you? Snakes can move for several hours even after they have been split in two. Did you know that the venom of a dead snake can stay potent for weeks, even months?

The Bible teaches that we have an enemy that is defeated but not destroyed. He is tenacious and evil. You will be attacked!

Psalm 140 voices the prayer of David as he faces an enemy who is trying to trap and attack him. In doing so, he gives us three ways to pray when we are under attack. You have to know the enemy, but our confidence is in The Lord!

Dead Snake Bites – Psalm 140. #BackPorchPsalms

Posted by Brian Branam on Monday, August 13, 2018

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We have all been in places we don’t want to be. You want to hang it up, give up, and cry it out.

Psalm 137 is a song of raw emotion from someone who is where they do not want to be. There is a line in the Psalm that is surprising and may be offensive. What does it mean? Why was it said? Find the answer to this question as well as some guidance on how to pray when you are not where you want to be in this episode of Back Porch Psalms.

The Day the Music Died – Psalm 137. #BackPorchPsalms

Posted by Brian Branam on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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We have all experienced disagreement and disunity. Those seasons of life are stressful. There is a great blessing God gives in connected, unified community. When the people of God “dwell” together in unity it is refreshing and encouraging. In this episode of Back Porch Psalms we look at three critical relationships every person needs.

Why Can’t We Be Friends? Psalm 133. #BackPorchPsalms

Posted by Brian Branam on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Tom Brady dedicates himself to preparing for Sunday saying that he doesn’t want to “just show up for Sunday.” What’s missing in our preparation as the people of God? Are we just showing up for Sunday?

 

Preparing for Sunday – Psalm 132. #BackPorchPsalms

Posted by Brian Branam on Monday, July 30, 2018

You may be extremely talented and generously gifted. You may be a hard worker and blessed with success. In other people’s eyes you may have “it going on”, but what’s going on at home?

Psalm 127 teaches us that tireless work is meaningless if our home life is neglected. In fact, Psalm 127 teaches that hard work in the world that leads to neglect at home is godless. So how do you build a house and not lose your home?

How Do You Build a House, But Not Lose Your Home?

How can you build a house, but not lose your home? Lost priorities can do a lot of damage to your dreams. Psalm 127 is a song of sobriety for the workaholic.

Posted by Brian Branam on Thursday, July 19, 2018

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We have all been on the emotional roller coaster. It is those moments in life in which the lows are so low, but the highs are indescribably happy – you’re just not sure what’s coming next. Psalm 126 is a seemingly emotionally unstable Psalm; involving both laughter and tears, but it carries an important message.

We worship the God of the turnaround. He can bring indescribably joy out of desperately hopeless situations. If that’s your story, the seed of your story may be important in someone else’s situation. Your joy may bring hope to those who are still in tears. Don’t neglect to return and sow into them.

 

The Roller Coaster of Emotions – Psalm 126 #BackPorchPsalms

Posted by Brian Branam on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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There are times in life in which we look ahead and see no hope. We feel as if the trial goes longer that we will not last – you’re right! You won’t! So what do you do? When God doesn’t grant you deliverance, pray for endurance.

 

You Can’t Do This – Psalm 125 #BackPorchPsalms

Posted by Brian Branam on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Posted by Brian Branam on Monday, July 16, 2018

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Anne Hjelle was attacked by a mountain lion in 2004 while biking in a Southern California wilderness park. As the mountain lion clamped its jaws around her head she prayed that Jesus would help her. After a struggle, the mountain lion let go and Anne survived.

As park rangers searched the area, unfortunately they found the dead body of a man that the mountain lion had previously attacked.

Was Anne just lucky, or did the Lord help?

Psalm 124 is the celebration of the Lord as the helper of His people. It gives us a lens through which to look at life and understand the Lord as not only our creator, but as our helper.

 

Was It The Lord or Just Luck? – Psalm 124 #BackPorchPsalms

Posted by Brian Branam on Monday, July 16, 2018

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Have you read my book #TheWalk? One question changes everything!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grace, Hope, and Love Daily Devotional: 52 weeks of great stories and devotions with Scriptural insight from some of America’s greatest pastors, evangelists, and authors, to help you on your daily walk. I contributed week 50!

Psalm 122 presents a journeying pilgrim’s first impressions of magnificent Jerusalem. It is a populated city full of praise, righteousness, and peace. This is an important Psalm as it presents God’s heart for this city and every city.

But that Psalm 122 vision, as Jerusalem stands today, is in ruins. The Temple is no more. There is religious confusion. Rather than peace there is global tension. Our American cities are far worse. Rather than praise there is protest. Rather than justice there is lawlessness. We need revival in our cities.

Watch and read along as we glean critical truths from Psalm 122. This Psalm not only presents us a vision for urban missions, but a hope for every believer who has been grafted into the covenants and promises of God through the Messiah Jesus Christ. Psalm 122 will be the voice of our first impressions as we stand together in the New Jerusalem! This Psalm is also important as it calls us to prayer for Jerusalem and offers a promise for all who will faithfully do so.

 

Pray for Jerusalem – Psalm 122 #BackPorchPsalms

Posted by Brian Branam on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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Have you read my book #TheWalk? One question changes everything!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grace, Hope, and Love Daily Devotional: 52 weeks of great stories and devotions with Scriptural insight from some of America’s greatest pastors, evangelists, and authors, to help you on your daily walk. I contributed week 50!

In our walk with God there are times in which you can see the difficulty and danger ahead. We need help. Psalm 121 is the question of a traveler facing uncertainty, wondering, will God help? Here is your answer.

He Made The Hill – Psalm 121 #BackPorchPsalms

Posted by Brian Branam on Monday, July 2, 2018

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