Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Praise & Worship

And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground. Nehemiah 8:6 

When was the last time you really praised and worshipped God? In the busyness of the season may we never forget to praise and worship the LORD!

Thank you Lord, for your greatness and wonderfulness, help me to never take your word for granted. There are people right now suffering for believing in You. Help me Lord to have a heart of praise and worship each and every day.

Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen. Psalm 41:13

Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. 19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. Psalm 72:18 -19

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: Ephesians 1:3

Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. Psalm 63:4 

Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens. Lamentations 3:41

Have a blessed day,
Donna

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tidbits from Psalm 119

Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm in the Bible. There are many nuggets of wisdom contained in its many verses, as always the key is to apply them to our life. Here are a few of my thoughts.

2  Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Keep God’s word and seek Him wholeheartly.

16  I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
The only way not to forget God’s word is by reading, meditating, and applying.

62  At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Wake up at night? Thank God for all He has done.

66  Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
Do you want good judgment and knowledge? Go to God.

89  LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
God’s word is God’s word, it is true, it is forever.

101  I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
I need to make a choice to refrain (H3607 to restrict by act (hold back or in)..) from doing wrong.

114  Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
God is the best hiding place. I am completely protected. Hide in Him and His word.

126  It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.
This sounds like today, taking God and His word out of everything.

130  The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Let the word of God enter your heart. He will give understanding.
Psalm 119 (KJV)


Have a blessed day,
Donna

Monday, November 24, 2014

Make it known



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Donna

Friday, November 21, 2014

Giving thanks forever!



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Donna

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sing Praise!



Have a blessed day,
Donna

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thanking & Praising

1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 8  Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!   Psalm 107:1, 8 (KJV)

Thanking and praising God is an important part of the Christian life. It is one “job” all Christians can and should do. As I draw closer to God and “dig” into His word, I cannot help but thank Him for all His benefits, especially for saving me! I need to praise Him each day, privately as well as publicly. I need to thank Him daily for all the great blessings He so generously gives.

Have a blessed day,
Donna

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Be Uplifted, by God and His greatness

Notes on Psalm 84

1  To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
Amiable (H3039) loved
Tabernacle (H4908) residence … dwelling

2  My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
Do I long to be with God? Do I cry out for Him?

3  Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
I can find comfort in the shadows of the Great IAM

4  Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
Blessed (H835) happiness
Want to be blessed? Dwell with God and praise Him for His greatness.

5  Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
 Be strengthen by God and keep your heart in His ways.

6  Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. 7  They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
“Though they pass through this barren and desert place, they would not fear evil, knowing that thou wouldst supply all their wants; and even in the sandy desert cause them to find pools of water, in consequence of which they shall advance with renewed strength, and shall meet with the God of Israel in Zion.” – Adam Clarke

8  O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
God hears when we call on Him in prayer.

9  Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
King David is saying, “Look on me, O Lord I am anointed by you.”

10  For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
One day with God is better than a thousand with the world. Just “keeping” the door of God is better than living in wickedness.

11  For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
God is our light and protection. He will give grace (H2580 kindness, favor …) and glory (H3519 … splendor…glory, honor) and will not withhold anything from me when I walk uprightly (H8549 entire … integrity, truth…)

12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
            I will be blessed (happy) when I trust (H982 … be confident                or sure) in God.
Psalm 84 (KJV)
Have a blessed day,
Donna