A Closer Walk

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A closer walk is not always on the easy trail My God,

but I will do my best

not to stumble,

as I receive strength

through Your words

and courage

through prayer.

 

Note: I will be here on a reduced level for the next couple of weeks, due to my wife being diagnosed with cancer – again. I hope to post on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

We appreciate your prayers!

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Most Worthy to Be Praised

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“Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among

all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise….”

Psalm 96: 2-4a

Hallelujah! (which means praise be to God!) This is some of that high praise of God the Psalms are so famous for! Have you ever thought about our need to praise Him, proclaiming His salvation day after day?

Well when we do so it’s difficult to fall into the shadows of bad attitudes. Praise helps us to keep our focus positive and moving forward! Hallelujah.

And notice the middle section here about “among the nations” and “among all peoples.” Did you ever think that since the beginning of all things, God wants all people to know Him, and to be involved in praising Him? Ain’t that something?

You see faith did not begin in the year 1500! God loves people everywhere and the idea began with God and His working among the people of God thousands of years ago. It was never meant to be for Israel only, or for Europe only or etc……..

“For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise…” Hallelujah! (I was trying for 3 Hallelujahs today!)

Lord God we praise you, and may all the earth praise You Our God, every tribe, language and nation! Amen.

     

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quote from the NIV Bible

Out of the Same Mouth

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“All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea

are being tamed and have been tamed by man,

but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil,

full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise

our Lord and Father, and with it we curse

men, who have been made in God’s likeness.

Out of the same mouth come praise

and cursing. My brothers,

this should not be.”

 

James 3: 7-10

     

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quote from the NIV Bible

Psalm 118: 29

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“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

His love endures forever.”

  

Lord God, we know You are good,

but it is not always easy to be thankful.

So help us to have a positive focus,

and to remember, Your love

endures for all time.

   

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quote from the NIV  Bible

Psalm 46:1

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“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

  

Lord help us to see that we are safe in your hands,

and that you give us strength when we need it most!

We are grateful for how we can trust you

to be there for us, in times of trouble.

Amen.

    

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quote from the KJV  Bible

Psalm 106:1

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“Praise the Lord.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

his love endures forever.”

   

Lord help us to remember you do love us, and your love is everlasting.

    

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quote from the NIV Bible

Psalm 150

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Praise the Lord.

Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.

Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,

praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings

and flute, praise him with the clash of symbols, praise him

with resounding symbols. Let everything

that has breath praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.

      

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quote from the NIV Bible