|Posted by Michele on March 24, 2013 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
At first the psalms of Asaph were alittle dishearting, but now are strong spiritual desire and trust in God. My favorite part is verse 10 had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. Not every post has to be a deepful insight, or answering questions, or give praises. To be different, all I want you to do is fill in these blanks. I would rather be a ___________ then dwell in the ________________.
|Posted by Michele on March 24, 2013 at 9:50 PM||comments (0)|
Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord.17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.
Praying to bring down the kindoms that are against the kingdom of God. So many people, pray this. I just wonder if we are praying this prayer and it's hurting us, this nation. All I want you to do is do you think the way we pray is affecting our nation?
|Posted by Michele on March 24, 2013 at 9:45 PM||comments (0)|
God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
The earlier psalms were by King David, these ones lately are about Asaph. In this psalm, Asaph feels like God is for the wicked and has left the poor and needy. I know I ask you to do these posts alot. The reason I do, is become with life getting harder, alot of Christians feel this way. It's common and sad. I believe the best advice is when you give it and instead of hearing it. Because sometimes when we tell people it puts on that lightbulb moment for us. Or someone could post their thoughts and it could help you. So this morning what advice would you give Asaph to help him in his faith that God is for the poor and needy.