|Posted by Michele on November 27, 2012 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
This psalm is telling how they view the people of korah and their relationship with God. I know this subject will often be repeated too, but we are the examples of Christians, people see God by our actions. It's something we must always be aware of. Because by our doings, we come to God or they stay far away from him. What do you want your church reputation to be? What do you want your legacy to be when you are gone? Simply how do you want people to see Jesus in you?
|Posted by Michele on November 27, 2012 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.2 For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.5 God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.
This psalm is a song of shouting and dance. It reminds me of a song, a preacher here does. It gets the crowd spirituality excited. It's when you're happy and you know it...He saids when you're bless and you know it..clap you hands. when you're bless and you know it say amen. There are so many ways and things to say to praise the Lord. For silly fun, I want you to make your own verisions of when you're bless and you know it .............................. fill in your own catchy lyrics. Then sing it until you want to shout it. Rejoice!
|Posted by Michele on November 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
God is our refuge and our helper. People depend on God the most is when they feel the most helpless. We feel alone and no one is there for us to count on but God. This morning recall the times when God had deliever you, so when someone reads your story, they will know they are not alone and they too will be strenghen in God. The reason for posts like these are because Christians don't testify anymore, the bible saids we overcome by our testimonies. Having these stories, even over and over does help people.