|Posted by Michele on February 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM||comments (0)|
Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.6 He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.8 O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.11 Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.13 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.15 I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.17 I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:19 But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.20 Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
Before bed, there is an important message here. This psalm demands praise to God. Yet, it's not God demanding you praise him, it's someone just like you going through trouble and trials and they demand praise of God from you. It saids God tries us, like putting us through the ringers or ropes or fire (whatever expression you like best) and still come out praising God. Why does God tried us, to see if we really are loyal to him and trust him. It's easy to say I love God, I obey God, I trust God when life is easy. Do we love God when things don't go our way? Do we obey God when we get tempted to sin? Do we trust God when we need to escape from problems? If you sin, and it doesn't matter about the temptation or trial God will not hear your prayer. Yet if you know God does hear your prayers, you need to praise him. So tonight no matter what you are feeling, praise God in the comments.
|Posted by Michele on February 2, 2013 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.5 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
God takes care of the earth. He is not just the creator of it, us, time, ages, and seasons; he is the care taker. He waters the ground and gives the earth what it needs to grow and harvest. We are his creation too. Just like the earth; he cares for us. He forgives us of our sins that keep us from growing spirituality. In the first verse it saids "unto thee shall the vows be perform." During the break of day, knowing God takes care of you, write about keeping your promises to God.
|Posted by Michele on January 28, 2013 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them? 6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep. 7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. 8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away. 9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.10 The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
This psalm made me realized how God is truly our defender. We honestly don't know how people feel about us. Think about this and be honest. How many people are we nice to, to their face but put them down behind their back. If we do that, surely the people we know surely does the same to us. Yet when people wish harm without cause, God stops them. We honestly don't know how often God defends a true Christian. This morning post your thoughts on this.