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Psalm 118

Friday, April 20, 2012


Psalm 118 (NKJV)

Praise to God for His Everlasting Mercy

1 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.

2 Let Israel now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”

3 Let the house of Aaron now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”

4 Let those who fear the Lord now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”

5 I called on the Lord in distress;
The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.

6 The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?

7 The Lord is for me among those who help me;
Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.

8 It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in man.

9 It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in princes.

10 All nations surrounded me,
But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

11 They surrounded me,
Yes, they surrounded me;
But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

12 They surrounded me like bees;
They were quenched like a fire of thorns;
For in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

13 You pushed me violently, that I might fall,
But the Lord helped me.

14 The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.[a]

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation
Is in the tents of the righteous;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.

16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.

17 I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the Lord.

18 The Lord has chastened me severely,
But He has not given me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness;
I will go through them,
And I will praise the Lord.

20 This is the gate of the Lord,
Through which the righteous shall enter.

21 I will praise You,
For You have answered me,
And have become my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.

23 This was the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.

24 This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Save now, I pray, O Lord;
O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity.

26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.

27 God is the Lord,
And He has given us light;
Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.

28 You are my God, and I will praise You;
You are my God, I will exalt You.

29 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.

  
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RGEETING 4/20/2012 8:54PM

    The Lord my God is awesome!
If God is for me,
who can be against me?

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Wisdom from the Psalms

Friday, April 20, 2012

April 20

Psalm 46:1

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

The cross I wear around my neck is not there for show, nor is it the object of my worship. I would not be lost without it, though I do like it. I do not believe it has some mystical power, nor does it protect me. The cross that I wear reminds me of the great love that God has for me. Christ's gift of eternal life is made real to me each time I look down at the cross or feel it lightly resting on my chest. In difficult times, I look at the cross and feel warmth and comfort. From its gentle reminder I draw strength when I am weary, refuge when I need to rest. Whether I wear my cross or not, God is with me, but sometimes it is nice to have a small reminder.

Prayer: I run to You when I need rest, Lord. You take me in Your arms and protect me from the pressures of the day. In every time of trial, You are the source of my help. Thank You. Amen.

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    Beautiful, thank you.

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Psalm 116 & Psalm 117

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Psalm 116 (NKJV)

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death

1 I love the Lord, because He has heard
My voice and my supplications.

2 Because He has inclined His ear to me,
Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.

3 The pains of death surrounded me,
And the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me;
I found trouble and sorrow.

4 Then I called upon the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul!”

5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
Yes, our God is merciful.

6 The Lord preserves the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.

7 Return to your rest, O my soul,
For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

8 For You have delivered my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling.

9 I will walk before the Lord
In the land of the living.

10 I believed, therefore I spoke,
“I am greatly afflicted.”

11 I said in my haste,
“All men are liars.”

12 What shall I render to the Lord
For all His benefits toward me?

13 I will take up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the Lord.

14 I will pay my vows to the Lord
Now in the presence of all His people.


15 Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His saints.

16 O Lord, truly I am Your servant;
I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant;
You have loosed my bonds.

17 I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call upon the name of the Lord.


18 I will pay my vows to the Lord
Now in the presence of all His people,

19 In the courts of the Lord’s house,
In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord!


Psalm 117 (NKJV)

Let All Peoples Praise the Lord

1 Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles!
Laud Him, all you peoples!

2 For His merciful kindness is great toward us,
And the truth of the Lord endures forever.

Praise the Lord!

  
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FLEMIDG 4/20/2012 12:47AM

    I love reading the Psalms. They are so comforting. Thanks for sharing.

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RGEETING 4/19/2012 9:52PM

    I love what I call the "choice" phrases in the Psalms... and there a some in this one, too.. (116)

v.4 - THEN I CALLED upon the name of the Lord - a past choice...

Choices I determine to make!
v.9 - I WILL WALK before the Lord... - a choice...
v. 10 - I BELIEVED... a choice
v. 13 - I WILL take up the cup of salvation... - a choice
v. 14 - I WILL pay my vows to the Lord... - a choice
v. 17 - I WILL offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving... a choice
v. 17 - I WILL call upon the name of the Lord... - a choice
v. 18 - I WILL pay my vows to the Lord... - a choice.

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What a Difference a Day Makes :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hi All,

Hope everyone is having a great day, today the weather is a far cry from yesterday, we had hail with icy snow mixed with rain and then just before supper we had the sunshine come out in full. Wow, quite the day for us all.

Today has been much calmer, very still, no rain and no hail, yay...I have had a busy day already, been out for a Tenant's Meeting held at Starbucks, those meetings are always great, I get to have the best of both worlds, had my favorite, a Tall non-fat Tazo Awake Black Tea Latte`with a little swirl of caramel on top..I usually have a Caramel Marciato Biscotti but went with a mini shortbread cookie instead. Was at the meeting for over an hour but much was accomplished!

After the meeting I had several errands to do, pick up a prescription and pick up a couple groceries. Now I'm home for a little rest then its some cleaning and will spend some time here catching up with you my spark friends..

That should bring to the dinner hour, this evening will be quiet as tomorrow will be a long day, have my grandson from 7:30am to 4:00pm or as late as 5:00pm....He leaves in time for me to have supper and then I definitely will be resting for the remainder of my evening.

Hope you all have a great day and enjoy your coming weekend..

God's Blessings & Hugs.. emoticon emoticon

  
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FLEMIDG 4/20/2012 12:49AM

    You had a busy day today. Have a good rest tonight, you will need it. Enjoy the time with your grandson. I know what you mean about needing a rest after they go home. God bless you.

Darlene

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RGEETING 4/19/2012 9:56PM

    Sounds busy, busy! :-)
Enjoy grandma time tomorrow!
We're taking our newest grandson (3 mo) with us to a conference in Chicago this weekend. :-) It's been awhile since I've traveled with a baby!

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Wisdom from the Psalms...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 19

Psalm 45:17
I will make thy name to be remember in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

The sculptor looked at the piece of stone and thought. His mind whirled at the possibilities the stone presented. He could make anything he wanted. He could carve out great beauty. He could create a monument to himself. He could immortalize a great figure from history. He could sculpt a statement of power and dignity. His mind danced with imagination. He began to dream of the ultimate statement he could make. He looked into the sky and saw the glories there. He looked at the trees and flowers. He watched people walking past. He thought of waterfalls and rainbows and beautiful music. His heart swelled full, then sank. What could be possibly carve into stone that would do justice to the world of wonder he lived in? He set about his carving, working with great care and determination. After days of labor and love, he unveiled the greatest work his life could offer. Three letters, finely shaped, lovingly created. The greatest legacy the artist could give. The name was GOD.

Prayer: Make my life a symbol of Your love and a sign of Your grace. I live my life in Your will, trying to be the best person I can be. Accept my life as an offering of love. Amen.

  
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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/19/2012 10:26AM

    Thanks so much, Judith. You keep our heads and hearts in the right direction--toward GOD!

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MISSM66 4/19/2012 6:04AM

    I do enjoy reading your daily psalm,thank you very much for sharing emoticon emoticon emoticon

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