Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

Ps 9:1 I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
:2 I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
:3 When my enemies turn back, they shall fall and perish at Your presence.
:4 For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat on the throne judging in righteousness.
:5 You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever. 
:6 O enemy, destructions are finished forever! And you have destroyed cities; even their memory has perished.
:7 But the Lord shall endure forever; He has prepared His throne for judgment.
:8 He shall judge the world in righteousness, and He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness.
:9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
:11 Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion! Declare His deeds among the people.
:12 When He avenges blood, He remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the humble.
:13 Have mercy on me, O Lord! Consider my trouble from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death, 
:14 That I may tell of Your praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation.
:15 The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; in the net which they hid, their own foot is caught.
:16 The Lord is known by the judgment He executes; the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah.
:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
:18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.
:19 Arise, O Lord, do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your sight.
:20 Put them in fear, O Lord, that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

David had alot of trouble in his lifetime. That tends to cause us to pray. When we have made a mess of things, our plans fail, there's no way out, we cry out to God like a child running to his parent for help.

When circumstances tended to contradict what David knew to be true about God, he held on to what he knew was true. That is what faith is, believing what God says no matter what things look like.

Romans 8:30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. 

If He has called you, nothing can separate you from His love. Not distress, not persecution.

Lam 3:21 This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope.

As a general principle, if we would exercise our memories more wisely, we might, in our very darkest distress, strike a match that would immediately light the lamp of comfort.

1 Sam 30:24 For who will heed you in this matter? But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies, they shall share alike. 

We share the same eternal life even though we didn't fight for it, don't deserve it, and can never begin to pay for it. All we have to do is accept it and pass it on to others.

Lk 15:5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

The Lord delights in salvation.

Pr 4:11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom, I have led you in right paths.

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Pr 20:24 A man's steps are of the Lord; how then can a man understand his own way?

God knows sometimes we are not sure of the way we should go. We try so many things. At times we feel hopeful, other times not so much. Sometimes the path we are so hopeful of taking leads to disappointment. God knows our journey is sometimes difficult. God will bring good out of all of it. We must trust no matter how things are going. We only see a small piece of the big picture.

1 Tim 6:15 which He manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
:16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Acts 17:28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of Your own poets have said,

Ps 145:3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.
:4 One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.
:5 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wonderous works.
:6 Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness.

Enjoy the radiant beauty of His presence.

Heb 1:2 But in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son whom He has appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.

Eph 3:16-17 I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

1 Kings 19:12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

Ps 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

God is the creator of the universe, yet He chooses to make His home in our heart. It is there He speaks to us in whispers.

Jn 16:23 And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.

There may be things you don't understand but they don't come between your heart and God.

Ps 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry.

Patience slows you down enough to help you find the lessons hidden behind the inconveniences. It reminds you God is in control. 

When God's timing differs from your own, patience keeps you from trying to control something that is out of your hands.

Jn 4:5-7 So He came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar. Jesus, therefore, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."

She came later then the other women because she was shunned because of her lifestyle. Jesus went straight to the heart of the matter and told her all about herself. He explained eternal life to her.

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