|Posted by Michele on May 31, 2017 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights.2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.5 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.7 Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:13 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord.
LAST DAY, LAST MORNING. This psalm is about music, and you cannot help but feel joy when you read this. Praising God does bring joy back into your salvation. So for you last morning entry, read this psalm 3 times and praise the Lord!!!
|Posted by Michele on May 31, 2017 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.9 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
When I read this psalm, to me, it is written as to convince someone to get saved. As in "this is God and this is what he can do for you" So as I read this, I had a new idea for your entry. I want you to choice at least 1 person who isn't saved, yet without naming them, and talk about how you can see God working in their life. Also write how you can see how this person can benefit even more if they would choice God. Use this as a practce, as if what would you say to them if you could.
|Posted by Michele on May 31, 2017 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication.2 I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.5 I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.
This is another prayer for escape, the world is against me, help me with my enemies. Yet, yet, yet...That is never true. The world isn't against you, most of your problems are not as bad as you think, and no one is against you as you thought. I say this alot during this blog, but be proactive in your Christianity. What problems are you facing in your life right now, and what can you do to feel better without changing anything but the way you feel about it. This mornimg set your writing in I'm going to be strong and not weak. Be proactive not defensive.
|Posted by Michele on May 31, 2017 at 10:30 PM||comments (0)|
O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
This chapter is powerful because it is about God knowing every fabric of your being. What makes you think, what makes you like or dislike things. Yet, it is not about what God sees about us in lightness, the good. It's about what God sees in us in darkness, in the bad and the ugly. Even in our darkness, God is still with us, still knowing us, acknowledging who we are. Does that mean God accepts our sins? No, sin is sin and will always be not premitted. This isn't about judgment tho, this is about the true relationship between you and God, the clay and the potter, master and server, creator and creation. This morning, what are your thoughts on this blog.
|Posted by Michele on May 27, 2017 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
Psalm 136King James Version (KJV)
136 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
His mercy endures forever. Mercy to us is simply forgiveness. We thanked God for forgiveness when we know we did something bad. Yet, imagine a life without no forgiveness. That everything you did wrong, even the slighest you would be punished for. A small white lie, you know, honey does this dress make me look fat? Or the accidently slipped of the tongue if you stumped your toe. Maybe a tad jealous of your coworker getting that promotion over you? I want you to start your day off, comparing how different your life would be, what would be different from that life from the one you live with forgiveness.
|Posted by Michele on September 14, 2016 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
1Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
3As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
In this life we get enemies, oh yes, we do. I think every Christian feels at one time or another that the world is against them. And people sing and write victory songs in Jesus, about Jesus being there for them and such. Great for them, however we can not let ourselves think it's okay to have enemies. Because if we feel like that then we are thinking badly about others. There is no love of God in thinking bad of other people, theres no good in I'm the victim, they are the tortorers. So tonight, whoever the person is, whatever is bothering you. I want you to challenge yourself and write 20 nice things about yourself to get your confidence back. Being confident you will find the enemies are not there as you think they are. Then I want you to write 20 nice things about your enemie(s).
|Posted by Michele on September 14, 2016 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
1Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. 2Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 4But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. 5I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. 6My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning. 7Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption8And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
When we pray we should give everything to the Lord. Emptied ourselves completely out, because only doing so can we truly surrender to God. Plea to God for forgiveness and direction while shouting out his praises. This morning free yourself from all that burdens you down and start the day out right. Write down all your burdens to God here in prayer.
|Posted by Michele on August 6, 2015 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
1Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Anything you do of yourself will surely fail, but everything you do in Jesus' will be not only succeed but will go farther then you can imagine. It's a hard line to see sometimes. Because not only does it have to be in Jesus will but in his timing and we must be patience. Sometimes we are making a difference we just can't see it. And if you can't see the results then it will discourage you. Pray and fast, fast and pray, and God wil direct you. In what area in your life do you want or need to see God's direction in?
|Posted by Michele on August 6, 2015 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
1If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say;
2If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
3Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
4Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
5Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
6Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
7Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
The message is clear without God, we would be in serious trouble What I mean is, God gives us a conscious to make decisions, convictions to help us make amends. He changes people hearts so they can forgive, whether it's us asking for forgivess or accepting it from others. Without God, I believe our world would have no right or wrong. What a messy life we would live, creating choas and not be able to get out of. Here are some examples, without a godly conscious and forgiveness, we would run our mouths without repentance, feelings would be hurt and friendships would be lost. Marriages could not be saved, and their would be no bond. People would steal from us and we could do nothing about the lost. People would be murderings for much much less. The world we live in now has little conscious left in it. We used to be a God fearing country and lost all the evil in this world now. We are so far from God and this world is wrecked in sin. And if the was no God it would be much much worst. People would be monsters unrestrain seeking on hurt of others for their own greed and amusement. We would truly be sheep without a shepherd. Do yo agree, how different do you think this world would be?
|Posted by Michele on August 6, 2015 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
This psalm is God's word of protection. Life is tragic and unfair. However, no matter the adversity you are facing, there is always an escape. If you get hurt, you will heal. If you lost someone, a peace to accept and adapt eventually happens. Even if you are bruise today in time you will be stronger for it. Protected in God's arms. Do you feel God's assurance in your life?
|Posted by Michele on July 30, 2015 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
1O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. 2Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 3Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 4Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 5I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place. 6The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? 7The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. 8It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. 9It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. 10All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them. 11They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. 12They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. 13Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the Lord helped me. 14The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. 15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. 16The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. 17I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. 18The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death. 19Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord: 20This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter. 21I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. 22The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 23This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. 24This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. 26Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord. 27God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. 28Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. 29O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
This is how some of us feel, we exalt God for mercy. We feel safe because we know no matter what eventually we get pass everything. We know that sometimes we get punished but God will forgive us too. I know God's plan for us can seem complexed and challenging, but it's quite simple in meaning. Living the best Christian life you can is the best way to exalt God. How will you exalt him today?
|Posted by Michele on July 30, 2015 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
1Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. 2Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? 3But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. 4Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: 6They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: 7They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. 8They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them. 9O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their help and their shield. 10O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield. 11Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield. 12The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. 13He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great. 14The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children. 15Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth. 16The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men. 17The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence. 18But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.
It took me a minute to realize the "they have not" was talking about the false idols and gods. Think of it this way, we are made in the image of God, which means God can see, smell, hear, touch and speak just like us. Those senses are why we are able to do things, to get results. The wholes biggest material thing we worship is money. Just think of all the stuff money can do, it can pay for health services, bills, food, our housing, any thing we need and even our wants. However, if you lay money on your coffee table, it does nothing, it's paper. It will just lay there collecting dust. We have to pick it up and give it to someone for the trade. The so called power that money has does nothing unless we give it to it. Since we are made in the image of God and God made us and everything in earth, the only true power belongs to him, not even to us. So how do you see God's power?
|Posted by Michele on July 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
1Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 2His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. 5A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. 6Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. 8His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. 9He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. 10The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
This is the life of a true hearted Christian, yet for most probably don't feel strongly about this. One thing, spiritual works equals spiritual rewards, the blessings, riches and favors may not be material things. Secondly, we have to be strict on ourselves to be as pure as we can. We can not give into temptations or fail on a daily bases. We must live right for Jesus, which means we must follow God's commandments. We have to have assembly (church), bible reading and study, fasting, good influences, resisting evil. Verses 7 to 9, means we must have a strong foundation in Christ, fearing evil, having a strong and established trust in God. We must also proved ourselves of being givers, and forgiving. We must have a enduring salvation by being tested and passing. Living this kind of life is challenging but the rewards would be so multiplying that even your enemies will be jealous. Isn't this your spiritual desire to have such a life? What is your inspirition from this?
|Posted by Michele on July 29, 2015 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
1Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise; 2For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. 3They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause. 4For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. 5And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 6Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. 7When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin. 8Let his days be few; and let another take his office. 9Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. 10Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places. 11Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour. 12Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children. 13Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out. 14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lord; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15Let them be before the Lord continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth. 16Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart. 17As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him. 18As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones. 19Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually. 20Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the Lord, and of them that speak evil against my soul. 21But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me. 22For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. 23I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. 24My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness. 25I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads. 26Help me, O Lord my God: O save me according to thy mercy: 27That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, Lord, hast done it. 28Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice. 29Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle. 30I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude. 31For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
This is a prayer for revenge which is not actually a good examle because revenge belongs to the Lord. Yet if someone has done you wrong, you can ask God for justice, sometimes God will answer this prayer. Heed this warning however, it is a powerful prayer and you will probably regret it. If you heart doens't have the right intentions, you will even be punished for it. We are suppose to be a forgving people not a judge and jury. The difference is you can choice to be a person who forgives and blesses people or a person of doom who curses people. You will be the villian and not the victim any more. What are your thoughts on this psalm? What does your experience tell you.
|Posted by Michele on July 27, 2015 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
1Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can shew forth all his praise? 3Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times. 4Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; 5That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance. 6We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. 7Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea. 8Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. 9He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. 10And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. 11And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. 12Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. 13They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: 14But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. 15And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul. 16They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the Lord. 17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram. 18And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked. 19They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. 20Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. 21They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt; 22Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea. 23Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them. 24Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: 25But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord. 26Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness: 27To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands. 28They joined themselves also unto Baal–peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. 29Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them. 30Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed. 31And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore. 32They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: 33Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips. 34They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the Lord commanded them: 35But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. 36And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. 37Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, 38And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols ofCanaan: and the land was polluted with blood. 39Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. 40Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. 41And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them. 42Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand. 43Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. 44Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: 45And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies. 46He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives. 47Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise. 48Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord.
This chapter tells us alot about how Isreal rebelled and was punished, then finally how He forgave them. Think to yourself, all the sins you commited that distanced you from God. The times when you felt God's presense pulled away from you. Now think about if you didn't sin, if you decided to make the choice not to do the same thing. Imagine how much closer you would be to God, how much more faith you will have, how your spiritual self would be stronger then ever. Dream about all the blessings you could have achieve and more answer prayers. This is your morning reflection.
|Posted by Michele on July 26, 2015 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
1Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. 6The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. 7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. 8The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. 9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. 10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. 14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. 15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. 16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. 17But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; 18To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. 19The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. 20Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. 21Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. 22Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.
A beautiful psalm of God's forgiveness to us. What I like about it is it says bless the Lord. God always blesses us each and every day. We can bless him by being thankful, giving praises, and chosing to be better Christians. So bless the Lord this morning.
|Posted by Michele on July 26, 2015 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
1Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. 2Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, andinto his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
God is our God and we are his people. He made us, we did not make ourselves. I think this passage has a deeper meaning then God created our looks. I think it means who we are when we get saved. Just jogged down if this means the same to you too. And how has God made you into the Christian you are today.
|Posted by Michele on July 25, 2015 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
Psalm 97 Day 33 Morning
1 The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.9 For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
God is a great God, and he deserves our praise. We owe him everything. He is our life, not just a way of life. Image this world without God, imagine how out of control and dark this world would be. Imagine how terrifing it would be, how hopeless and total chaos this planet would be without God's presence. I want you to conflict on this so much that it scares you, and then write all the things in your life that you are grateful for, knowing God is here and is real.
|Posted by Michele on July 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Psalm 94 Day 32 Morning
1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.
God is a god of vengence, not just a god of mercy. He is the whip of punishment. The reason being so to teach us lessons to better ourselves as Christians. We as Christians have at one time or another felt God's strong hold hands. We also at one time or another have felt that the world goes unpunished for it's sins. We don't always see the consequences of those who have done us wrong. Why is it so important for God to do the avenging and not us? One we wouldn't be fair. Two because God forgave us for our sins when we asked him to be our savior. If we don't forgive others, then God can't forgive us. And if we had that power to avenge, then we wouldn't forgive anyone and God could never saved us. How many times have we asked God for forgiveness, when we deserved to be ashamed? How many punishments were skipped for mercy for us? It's only fair that has that power to do for others also because we don't know the battles other people face behind closed doors. This morning, I asked you take a deep consideration into this post, and then write what lessons you learned from this
|Posted by Michele on July 24, 2015 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
Psalm 91 Day 31 Morning
1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.#