|Posted by Michele on November 14, 2012 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
There is a misconception that Christians are suppose to be perfect. That is why everytime we do something wrong we are put on the judging spotlight and called a hypocrite over everything. That is false, we aren't suppose to be perfect we are suppose to STRIVE for it, to try for it. That doesn't mean we will be perfect. We are human and the bible saids all have come short of the glory of God. The word Christian means christ-like. Every choice we come to we are suppose to make the right choice. A Christian will choice the right one instead of doing the sin willfully. However, people forget that Satan wants us to fail, so we are tempted so much, people have no idea. So sometimes, yes we mess up, even mess up bad. It doesn't mean we are hypocrites, it means we made a mistake. A hypocrite is someone who acts godly and then willfully live a double life of sin. When we do fail, it doesn't matter what anyone saids; it only matters what God saids. God is our judge no one else and he forgives us. Journal how good it feels to know that God's judgment and forgiveness is the only thing that matters.
|Posted by Michele on November 14, 2012 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them.6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them.7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.9 And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.10 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.\17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.22 This thou hast seen, O Lord: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.24 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
Often times in this life we face enemies everyday. People try to get in our business and break us. Is it that teacher or boss who is harder on you then the others? Is it a friend or relative who keeps back stabbing you but you keep forgiving? Is it the co-worker or family member who always bosses you around when it's not their place to? Is it a parent or partern who keeps putting you down? Someone whom you are always trying to please and never get a compliment without a suggestion or comment or lack of interest? Does your life run in a circle of trying to forgive them and you trying to be forgiven for your bad feelings against them? Though you are doing right by praying that way. However, the reason we keep going that route is because we forget that we can turn it over to God and he will handle them. Though we pray over and over, we don't realize that we are trying to handle the situation ourselves. This prayer of asking God to take care of your enemies does work, as long as you have a loving heart and really are ready to let God be God over them. For this diary entry, I want you to really think about this posting and psalms and put your thoughts about it.
|Posted by Michele on November 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.9 O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
Everyday we have to decide if we want a happy worldly life or to serve God. There are people out there who think serving God means trials, sorrows, and even being poor all the time. Yes, we are tested alot, no doubt. But if we pass our tests then we will be blessed. There isnt any chosing between our problems or joy. God is joy for he does deliever out of every single problem we do come across. Today let's remember the joy of our salvation. Blog your most happiness moments you had being saved.