The Lord is Great

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“But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;

may those who long for your saving help

always say, ‘The Lord is great!’

Psalm 40:16

Here the psalmist is praising God, in a beautiful way, with a heart of trusting Him! Ain’t that so cool?

And in a very real sense he is also praying for other people, which is called intercession. He wants everyone that seeks God’s help to have an answer to their prayers that brings joy and rejoicing! Hallelujah!

And when we all give God credit for the great and wonderful things that happen in our lives, what does that do? People notice that don’t they? And suddenly, within our praise, our faith catches on to others. We can inspire people by simply declaring what God has done!

Lord God, thank you for the great things that take place in our lives. And as we pray for other people, may great things happen in their lives as well! Help us to be filled with faith as we praise you so we can be good witnesses for You. Hallelujah! And amen!

     

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King of the Universe

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“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,

their starry host by the breath

of his mouth.”

Psalm 33:6

Do you ever think about the stars? So many billions and trillions of stars, and those are just the ones we can see! There are some so far away, not even the strongest telescopes can spot them.

And yet the same God, so magnificent, so much the King of the Universe, knows about every detail of our lives. Isn’t that amazing?? He even knows every hair on our head! What??

And so, this verse wants us to think about how infinite our God is. It’s meant to inspire us, and yes to even bring forth praise from our hearts. Praise the One who made everything!

I’m reminded here of Genesis and the creation – God spoke, and it was!

Heavenly Father, You are amazing. Help us to focus on what You have made, and also, how You care about every detail of our lives! We praise You and thank You, amen!

       

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Love and Justice

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“I will sing of your love and justice; to you Lord,

I will sing praise.”

Psalm 101:1

We often sing of God’s love, but did you know we can praise Him for His justice? Does this sound odd to you? Why would the Psalmist say such a thing?

Well for one thing, it is comforting to know that no bad people get away with anything! God, the Lord Almighty, is not some sweet Grandfather in heaven winking at all that goes wrong down here. Everyone is accountable.

And you know what? This confirms to us that God is completely trustworthy!

Lord God, we know that You see everything. Thank you for Your love and justice. Keep us walking with You, and help us to trust in You each day! Amen.

   

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Give Thanks to Him

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“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise

his name. For the Lord is good

and his love endures forever…” Psalm 100: 4, 5a

Psalm 100 is one of those wonderful psalms that combines giving thanks to God and praising Him.

And if you think about it, that makes perfect sense. I love how being thankful to God fills our hearts with praise for Him!

Now many will be thankful, without acknowledging our Creator. Let’s not be too critical of them though.

Many of us were in the same place not too long ago, and maybe God is working in their lives more than we know or realize.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge You, and thank You from the bottom of our hearts. And we praise You Lord God! Hallelujah, and amen!!

    

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The Victory of His Majesty

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In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth,

humility and justice; let your right hand

achieve awesome deeds.

Psalm 45: 4

Aren’t the Psalms amazing in how they praise God? The words chosen by the Psalmist lift up God so high, and so beautifully. And frequently we see prayers asking God for protection, and victory over His enemies.

When we read the Psalms, we are drawn into the praise and rejoicing. And we focus on how majestic God is, how amazing, how far above this messed up world He is.

And do we have enemies today? Yes, but not people. Our enemies are fear, hate, anger and so many other things that are destructive.

Lord God, thank you that when we focus on the Psalms, our hearts can be drawn into Your majesty, your victory! Continue to work in our hearts, and help us to praise you, even in difficult times. May there be victory in praising You!

     

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Renew Our Days

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“You, Lord, reign forever; your throne endures from generation

to generation. Why do you always forget us? Why

do you forsake us so long? Restore us to yourself,

Lord, that we may return; renew

our days as of old.”

 

Lamentations 5: 19 – 21

    

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A Note of Thanks

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First of all I want to thank each of you, for being here and reading these posts. More importantly thank you your faith, and your examples of faith that are so encouraging!

I also wanted to let you know that I am not a professional blogger, I make no money from it, and I have nothing to sell. Which means I work a job, and one with very difficult hours at times, so there are occasions where I will not be here for a couple of days, reading your work.

I do look forward to reading your work! I have several blogs because of my love for writing, but this is my faith based one, so it is very important to me.

Thanks again for reading!

      

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