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Psalm 9

Friday, October 28, 2011

Psalm 9 New Living Translation

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be sung to the tune “Death of the Son.”

1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.

2 I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

3 My enemies retreated;
they staggered and died when you appeared.

4 For you have judged in my favor;
from your throne you have judged with fairness.

5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked;
you have erased their names forever.

6 The enemy is finished, in endless ruins;
the cities you uprooted are now forgotten.

7 But the Lord reigns forever,
executing judgment from his throne.

8 He will judge the world with justice
and rule the nations with fairness.

9 The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed,
a refuge in times of trouble.

10 Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.

11 Sing praises to the Lord who reigns in Jerusalem.[a]
Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds.

12 For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless.
He does not ignore the cries of those who suffer.

13 Lord, have mercy on me.
See how my enemies torment me.
Snatch me back from the jaws of death.

14 Save me so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem’s gates,
so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.

15 The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others.
Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set.

16 The Lord is known for his justice.
The wicked are trapped by their own deeds.
Quiet Interlude[b]


17 The wicked will go down to the grave.[c]
This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.

18 But the needy will not be ignored forever;
the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.

19 Arise, O Lord!
Do not let mere mortals defy you!
Judge the nations!

20 Make them tremble in fear, O Lord.
Let the nations know they are merely human.
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Matthew Henry Commentary Overview

David praises God for protecting his people.

If we would praise God acceptably, we must praise him in sincerity, with our whole heart...

And for cause to praise him.

Those who believe that God is greatly to be praised, not only desire to praise him better themselves, but desire that others may join with them...

View the entire commentary @ BibleGateway

  
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GRAMMAP1 10/28/2011 11:57PM

    In some Psalms vengeance seems to be the theme. I often wonder if I just don't allow myself to feel that way or if vengeance isn't a desire of mine. Anyone have any thoughts on that? I am talking about, "make my enemies ashamed" or "But the transgressors shall be destroyed together and the end of the wicked shall be cut off". I couldn't find the passages that started me thinking about that, but in reading the Psalms, sometimes it seemed like David was gloating a bit about the evildoers end. I love God's Word, so I am not being critical.
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/28/2011 7:05PM

    Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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SUNSHINE6859 10/28/2011 6:25PM

    Let everything that has breath, Praise the Lord!



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Psalm 8

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Good Morning All,

I encourage you to keep in God's Word today and allow the Spirit of God speak to your heart. God's Word is Life, His Word brings Healing and Restores a Soul who is bathed in the Precious Word of God. Have a Jesus Filled Day...

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Psalm 8 New Living Translation

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by a stringed instrument.

1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.

2 You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,[b]
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.

3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—

4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?[c]

5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God[d]
and crowned them[e] with glory and honor.

6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority—

7 the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,

8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.

9 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

Matthew Henry Commentary Overview

God is to be glorified, for making known himself to us.

The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name...

And for making even the heavenly bodies useful to man, thereby placing him but little lower than the angels.

We are to consider the heavens, that man thus may be directed to set his affections on things above...

View the entire commentary at Bible Gateway

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LYNMEINDERS 10/28/2011 6:36AM

    Every knee will bow and every tongue confess....
Great blog as always....

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NORASH3 10/27/2011 11:56PM

    The day will come when every tongue will confess that glorious, excellent name of Jesus Christ as Lord.
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SOONASKINNYGIRL 10/27/2011 11:37PM

    This is a great one!

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THESILVERLADY 10/27/2011 2:14PM

    Amen

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/27/2011 12:32PM

    amen

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 10/27/2011 11:03AM

    Thank you for the psalm.

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T.MAESPARKLES 10/27/2011 10:55AM

    AMEN!

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FCARMICH 10/27/2011 10:39AM

  okay

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ABC's of Friendship

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A accepts you as you are
B believes in "you"
C calls you just to say "HI"
D doesn't give up on you
E envisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
F forgives your mistakes
G gives unconditionally
H helps you
I invites you over
J just to "be" with you
K keeps you close at heart
L loves you for who you are
M makes a difference in your life
N never Judges
O offers support
P picks you up
Q quiets your fears
R raises your spirits
S says nice things about you
T tells you the truth when you need to hear it
U understands you
V values you
W walks beside you
X xplains things you don't understand
Y yells when you won't listen, and
Z zaps you back to reality

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ABETTERSOUL 10/27/2011 2:22PM

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WINDANCER99 10/27/2011 1:25PM

    Wonderful list of a good friendship and very cleverly written! emoticon

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SCTRACKER 10/27/2011 10:18AM

    This is great, thank you.

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T.MAESPARKLES 10/27/2011 7:41AM

    Z is my favorite...we all need a friend that will ZAP us back to reality!

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LYNMEINDERS 10/27/2011 3:00AM

    Awesome....

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FLEMIDG 10/27/2011 12:07AM

    Thanks. Awesome blog.

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GOOZLEBEAR 10/26/2011 10:07PM

    Thank you for sharing, great blog!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNSCREENISGOOD 10/26/2011 9:09PM

    Words to live by. Thanks for posting!

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SUNSHINE99999 10/26/2011 9:08PM

  Some good thoughts. Have a nice day!

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Keep Climbing...

Monday, October 24, 2011



Spark People Translation

For most of us, things don’t just happen overnight. With as many blessings as you might possess, you still have to work to make progress. This might not be an easy path to follow. More likely than not, you may not be able to take shortcuts, may not be able to skip steps. Don’t give up. Keep climbing towards your goals. Hard work is the key. Do you want a raise at work? You’re going to have to prove yourself; it probably is not going to be handed to you. Be consistent, and try rewarding yourself for each successful step you take towards your goal. That will keep you motivated. Take one small victory at a time, and keep climbing.

  
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PRESBESS 10/25/2011 12:59PM

    Awesome! Thanks for the encouragement to stay focused and keep going.
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NORASH3 10/25/2011 10:57AM

    emoticon one step at a time ! Yes, you'll eventually get where you are going. Never give up!!!

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ABETTERSOUL 10/25/2011 8:31AM

    Your blog brought that song to mind..."Climb every mountain.." from the movie Sound of Music. Thanks for sharing.

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SCTRACKER 10/25/2011 8:01AM

    Amen, thank you for the reminder.

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T.MAESPARKLES 10/25/2011 7:06AM

    Like I tell my kids...hard work pays off!

I need to take my own advice today!

Thanks for posting!

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SUSIEPH1 10/25/2011 2:48AM

    Excellent Judith.
So very True!!
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LYNMEINDERS 10/25/2011 1:03AM

    Thankyou my friend.....
This is great

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FLEMIDG 10/25/2011 12:12AM

    Thanks for sharing that awesome blog.

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PURESTILLWATER 10/24/2011 11:32PM

    Amen

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LOSINGLINNDY 10/24/2011 11:31PM

    Wonderful blog. I love the quote. Thank you for sharing. I needed to be reminded to take the stairs. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/24/2011 8:15PM

    Amen, it is a climb, daily. emoticon emoticon

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Sharing Thoughts & Exercise Links..

Monday, October 24, 2011

Good Morning All,

I have some of my friend's ask me what type of exercises I use to stay fit, below I've shared some of the links to youtube of the workout I do..I've found them to be helpful and I've gained strength, stamina and have progressed along that I never thought possible, these tools are great and have sure helped me, here's hoping you will find some help in incorporating them into your daily regime`. Let me know how they worked for you and what if any help they are for you..

Thanks so much for all your support and friendship, I can't thank you enough for all your input and for coming alongside me cheering me on my journey, you have helped make a difference in my life. So today, I stand with you cheering you on your journey...God's Blessings and Hugs... Have a Jesus Filled Day...

I also use Spark People Exercises, I have incorporated the upper, lower and core exercises to my daily routine, you can set up a program with spark people where they will help set up some exercises that are best suited for you...they also show a video to help you do the exercises, I use this tool daily. Check my Fitness page.


youtu.be/RrEZjowZWGo Chicken Fat Chair Exercises

youtu.be/F_59zw8144s Sit and Dance for Seniors

youtu.be/hitp2WoUPac Sit and Dance for Seniors Video # 2

youtu.be/-1y3oly6V4Y Spinal Cord Injury Aerobic Workout

youtu.be/0G9a0MgyahM upper body strengthening exercises

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=626
Strength Training with a Disability/Coach Nicole [pages 3 and 4 have links to great exercises]

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MRSJERRYBUSH 10/26/2011 7:46PM

    Thanks for sharing--some of these I know I can adapt.

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T.MAESPARKLES 10/24/2011 7:31AM

    Our PBS station carries an exercise program called Sit and Be Fit. Have you heard of this?

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LUNADRAGON 10/24/2011 7:20AM

    These look good, Jackie. I will check them out!

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