Saturday, September 21, 2013

TURNING MOURNING INTO DANCING

Suggested Reading: Psalms 28-30

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

On the Sea of Galilee, a statue beside the Church of St. Peter's Primacy shows Peter kneeling before Jesus after his death and resurrection.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: Psalm 30:5

For His anger is but for a moment,

His favor is for life;

Weeping may endure for a night,

But joy comes in the morning.

 

It’s hard to imagine the despair that David tried to express in Psalm 30. He was running for his life from his father-in-law, King Saul, whom David would follow as king. After a desperate prayer, David would always end with praising God, together with a statement of his unwavering faith in God’s power and God’s willingness to deliver him. David knew the continuing anger of Saul and the weeping it caused. This is not the way with God! We know that God wants life and joy! Yes, God is angry with sin, but when we ask His forgiveness, His anger toward us ceases. We do need to weep in repentance, not in self pity. Joy is the result!

In Psalm 29, the phrase “voice of the Lord” is repeated six times. The problem is that we are not good listeners most of the time. Hopefully this blog quiets us sufficiently so that we can hear what God has to say. Psalm 28 should result in a spirit of rejoicing because of our confidence in God’s answers to our prayers. God hears our voice much better than we hear His! We may think that those around us don’t listen to us, but God is a GOOD LISTENER!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You for listening to me when I pray. In this I have complete confidence. Therefore, I pray for all those people that come to my mind. . . . (name them). Also, I pray for the matters I’m reading in this morning’s newspaper (the Hamilton Spectator arrives at my door around 4:45 a.m.). Help me to care about those things about which You care, O Lord. I pray in the Name of the One who rose early every morning to spend much time in prayer, Jesus, Himself! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

My eyes have been drawn to read again and again Psalm 30:11a, “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing.” I don’t often dance, but there are times when joy is so strong that I break free of my reserve, and away I go! It happened at least once on live television when a young man, who had escaped from a Eastern European communist country, was playing a lively tune of rejoicing on his violin. Some may remember Georgian Banov. I’ve attached a clip of that spontaneous dancing (click here). Also, from Crossroads 360 under the topic “Arts Dancing” is the most amazing, joy-filled video. Little Clara, an autistic girl, shows amazing talent and brings such joy. Her parents were interviewed by Magdalene, one of our 100 Huntley Street reporters. I dare readers to watch this without experiencing joy and perhaps a few tears (click here).

Yours for turning mourning into dancing!

David

P.S. Last evening we celebrated the 50th birthday of Ann Mainse, our daughter-in-love, as we say. It was held here in the party room of our apartment building. Her actual birthday is today. Ann reads this blog faithfully before it is posted and ensures that I’ve used correct punctuation, etc. Ann has edited a number of books and writes a monthly column in “The Crossroads Compass” magazine. Happy Birthday Ann! Thanks for all your help! Below is a picture of Ron and Ann from last night.

29 thoughts on “Saturday, September 21, 2013

  1. This psalm is so important and so good to read. Abstain from wicked ways and know God is not blind to the wickedness in the world and He will comfort us: so have faith. Also, congratulations on the big-five-o to Ann Mainse and your family. I don’t have a t.v. at the moment but I have seen Ann on 100 Huntley. Have a Happy Birthday and many blessings from God. Many of the days of celebration in your family converge. It is as if God said, this family is mine.

  2. Happy 50th Birthday, Ann! Thank you for the effort and time you make reviewing David’s Blog before publishing. Such uplifting words today! Have a wonderful day, to all our blogging family!

  3. His anger is for a moment. His blessing is forever. Wow! Happy birthday Ann. Sounds like you get up very early to proof read 100 Words. Thank you a million times.

  4. Blessings to you Ann on your birthday and may God richly bless you with much happiness and good health in the year ahead.

    Thank you for another wonderful reading of these 3 psalms and the assurance that as we repent God hears, forgives and gives JOY in the morning.

    It is a JOY each morning to get to this blog and share the day with all of you.

  5. Love Psalm 30 and verse 5. Good to hear Georgian Banov and remember the good people of Bulgaria. Great to see you and Clara dancing too, David. Have a great day rejoicing in the promises of God!

  6. Yes, it is so good to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living..this is one of the many verses I hang on to.. Dear little Clara sure shows this.
    Happy Birthday Ann. Blessings on all you do.
    Have a wonderful day everyone.

  7. Hhhhaaaaaaaaappppppyyyyyyyyy happy birthday Ann !!! Thankyou for all you do for our precious people!!! God bless you on your Fitieth !!!!! I do miss Full Circle! Thankyou and great blessings on you Nd entire family David Mainse!!!!

  8. Happy birthday Ann Mainse, may the peace and blessings of The Lord continue to dwell with you and may you celebrate many more happy birthdays to come, in the name of Jesus Christ the only begotten son of our One True God! Amen!

  9. He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye shall he not see? Psam 94:9. The ears and eyes represent understanding! God’s way is easy; his burden light for we have understanding as we acknowledge God in all our ways.

  10. Looking forward to you dancing once again David!!!…

    What a miracle that little girl is….God’s ways are sooooo much higher than ours!!!!

    Blessings on your Birthday Ann! and I pray for many more to come

    Yes, good to see “Full Circle” on again

    Irene

  11. Happy Birthday Ann. So happy to see Full Circle on again. I miss all the ones who used to be on Huntley St. Please invite Kathy on Full Circle for a visit. She is such an amazing woman. God bless you David, you are truly an inspiration.

  12. Happy birthday Ann God bless you on that big 50 .thankyou ,David.M. for this very
    interesting blessed blog ,May the Lord strengthen you….R….

  13. All God’s Blessings to you Ann on your 50th birthday. It’s easy to thank the Lord for a person like you. I still watch you at 5 in the morning on Full Circle. Keep up the good work.
    And to Mr. David Mainse, through the years, you’ve been a source of blessing in countless ways.

  14. Happy 50ty Birthday, Ann! You are radiant! Taking this occasion to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and guidance with the daily blog. What a privilege for us to share daily God’s Word with your family’s complete dedication!

    Have a fabulous day, looking forward to Full Circle.

    Have a blessed day everyone!

    xxx
    Carole

  15. Happy 50th Ann!!! Thank you for all the proof reading you do before 100words.ca is posted daily. It is a daily blessing and I look forward to every day.

  16. A very Happy Birthday Ann – you and Ron are a wonderful couple – the entire Mainse family are such a blessing. Belated Anniversary greetings to David and Norma Jean – I read the blog late. Keep up the good work – your ministry is so much appreciated!

  17. David’s Psalms speak of God’s protection, His favour, His blessing, His restoration, His strength, His mercy, His holiness, His faithfulness, and His love. God is surely worthy of our undivided praise and worship! Let us shower HIm alone with the blessings that He deserves. To God be the glory, now and forevermore! Amen.

    My family and I wish you a very Happy Birthday Ann! We miss seeing you on 100 Huntley with Ron … you two are a beautiful example of a Christian marriage. I speak for many when I say that we appreciate all you do to help make this blog happen. Hope your day was a wonderful day of celebration with your loved ones!

  18. What a wonderful blog…so full of love and life.
    Happy birthday Ann. 🙂 You and Ron are an adorable couple.

    Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and your prayers yesterday.
    Your prayers had a profound possative impact on the situation. God bless
    you all. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

    M.

  19. Hi Anne, We hope you had a very blessed and fun birthday! You look much younger than 50, but in wisdom you are way beyond your years! Thank you for all the proof reading you do so early in the morning for us bloggers. You are very much appreciated! God Bless You!

  20. I really enjoy your blog every night before I turn in. I see God’s blessing in your life reflected in the pictures posted. Keep up the good work, hoping that The Lord will spare you for many years to come for the benefit of all .

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