Psalms of Ascent


If you've ever listened to speaker, read a blog post, article or book and resonated so much with the truth communicated that you wanted to exclaim, “What she said!” what Sarah Ivill writes this week will resonate.

Dear Friends,

Have you ever listened to speaker, read a blog post, article or book and resonated so much with the truth communicated that you knew you couldn’t say it better and you wanted to exclaim, “What she said!”

God has encouraged and inspired me by such messages, shared by many of whom I have never met. I’m delighted to introduce some of them to you through the devotional series, What She Said! Each writer inspires me by their passion for Jesus in the way that they write and communicate. I am delighted Sarah Ivill, a very busy writer and speaker along with all the responsibilities and joys of marriage and parenting will kick off the first week of What She Said!

Sarah Ivill, who has a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, is the author of Bible studies and books, including The Covenantal Life: Appreciating the Beauty of Theology and Community. She is a wife, mother to four children, Bible study teacher, and conference speaker who lives in Matthews, North Carolina, and is a member of Christ Covenant Church (PCA). Sarah will lead us in an overview of six Psalms of Ascent. I love her choice of Scripture, since I committed to memorizing several of them as prayers for our children, grandchildren and church. Psalm 121 is especially meaningful to me since it is the Psalm I regularly prayed for our little granddaughter, Siddhi, as she clung to life in India while her parents pursued adoption. Let Sarah’s words sink into your heart as she helps turn our hearts to the beautiful truths in these precious Psalms. To learn more about Sarah, visit her website: www.sarahivill.com

Treasured by Him,



Help prepare your heart for this week’s devotionals by reading through Psalms 120-126. Imagine the Israelites singing these songs while on pilgrimage, preparing their hearts to worship. Pick out a Psalm that is especially meaningful to you and soak in those words.  Ask the Lord to encourage your heart to not only trust Him, but to display His love and character through you, to a broken world in desperate need of peacemakers and messengers of reconciliation.

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