|Posted by Michele on December 16, 2012 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.
After talking about our problems-let's rejoice. Tonight tell a story about a time when you know God was by your side, and you can truly say he's a good friend to have.
|Posted by Michele on December 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.10 In God will I praise his word: in the Lord will I praise his word.11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
This morning we talked about your chose friends hurting us, this midday, let's go one step farther and talk about how people lie and twist our words around. So often we get into trouble by our words. We talk so much, just meaningless babbles. We talk without thinking making jokes or being angry. Do all we say truly makes a point? I want you to journal an hypertheorail answer to this guestion..if we only talk when we have to, without exception, how drastically different will the world be?
|Posted by Michele on December 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
Have you ever felt betray by someone very close to you? You get hurt, but it seems like you are the bad person. You think if I could get away everyone would be happy? This is what this psalm is about. Every person goes through this. Because humans aren't God. They will always fail no matter who they are: pastors, Christians, family, relationships, and friends. The hard reality is someone will fail us, but one day we too will be the cause of someone else hurt feelings. Not everyone speaks up when they get their feelings hurt, so we could not know that we are that kind of person that hurts other people's feelings all the time and not know it. God punishes us and them. This morning let's start our journal about what we can dod to show brotherly love and instead of running away. Let's also talk about solutions to when someone's feelings get hurt and how to prevent it.