|Posted by Michele on November 3, 2012 at 10:50 PM||comments (2)|
I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.7 But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.11 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.16 The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.19 Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
Before you go to bed, have you done everything you could do to worship God? How does it feel knowing that today God saw everything? That your enemies actions are accounted for, and knowing one day, the hungry will be fed. The poor will have provisions and the wicked will be punished. How does it feel knowing the faithful ones will be remembered? Does it help your problems that you face today, knowing one day there will be a perfect paradise with no more troubles at all?
|Posted by Michele on November 3, 2012 at 10:45 PM||comments (1)|
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
Have you ever stop in the middle of a busy day to make time for God? Stop and think of every creation, the earth, the animals, the seasons, how our bodies work, volcanos, oceans, birds, etc.. Looking at the whole creation, what does it say about God's personality to you? Does it make him look more human having an imagination? Does that make your feel closer to him? Or does it make him appear more powerful and mighty, and you see him more as a God then ever before?
|Posted by Michele on November 3, 2012 at 10:40 PM||comments (1)|
O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.3 O Lord my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.6 Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.8 The Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.17 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.
In this chapter, they are saying if I have failed you God then also let me be punished. Be honest, do you have that kind of mind set? If you prayed that and it came true, would you be worried about how many punishments you would face? Do you think it'll make you more aware of your actions and make you a better Christian? Right now, what in your life makes you aware of God existence?