Monday, July 28, 2014

being without...

July 28, 2014
Psalm 22
V22 I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you

The book of Psalm is full of references to praising God. Many of those, if not most of them, reference praising Him in the midst of some trial or difficult circumstance. This verse is just one example of that. Psalm 22 talks of people hating the psalmist of people out to conquer him, to hurt him. Yet, in the midst of what must be a trying time; he praises God. God is always worthy of our praise and constant devotion because He loves us and He takes care of us. We may think that things are bad, and they may be, we may be in pain and full of sorrow, but without Him we would be so much worse. We would be without hope!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

a book of war...

July 24, 2014
Psalm 20&21
20:7 …but we trust in the name of the Lord our God
21:11 though they plan evil against you though they devise mischief, they will not succeed

Psalms is a very aggressive book. It speaks of wars and battles. At the same time it also praises and worships our God. It speaks of God helping us in our times of trouble. It speaks of rocky hill and valleys that we have to travel. It speaks of enemies whose only desire is to hurt and destroy us. In a sense, this book of the Bible is a very true representation of a believers walk in this life. In this world we will face all that is mentioned and this book will help us through it.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

daily thoughts...

July 22, 2014
Psalm 19

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer”
                           Psalm 19:14

Could we have a more powerful or effective prayer for our lives? No, this is what should be the utterance of my mouth daily!

Monday, July 21, 2014

having light...

July 21, 2014
Psalm 18:28 for it us you who light my lamp; the lord my God lightens my darkness.

Thank you for you for making my way light. Thank you for taking away the darkness of my heart and I know that I am dark. I know that without your light to show me the way I would never find it. I would be forever lost within my sin. Thank you for making my path straight and well lit. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

the joy of the Lord...

July 15, 2014
Psalm 15&16
16:11 …in your presence there is fullness of joy

I come into your gates, into your house and your joy surrounds me. Help me as I try to make my heart, my home, my place Your gates. Help me as I try to make the dwelling place of my family Your Place. May your presence fill up our place with Your joy! For there is nothing so wonderful as the joy of the Lord!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

When He seeks, what will He find??

July 10, 2014
Psalm 12-14
14:2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God

We can go on and on, speak for days of the godlessness we see around us. For sure it is prevalent. However, if we take it to a more personal level and really that all we can absolutely control, our personal relationship and walk with God; what would God see if He were to look down upon us. Would He at least find one person seeking after Him; would He find you??