Friday, May 12, 2017

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 3

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

 

Here at the southern end of the Dead Sea you can see how dry and difficult the land would be to inhabit or even cross. The Kings of Israel and Judah took this route in their campaign against Moab, and here God provided the miracle of water.

 

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

 

Key Verse: 2 Kings 3:15

But now bring me a musician.

What was Elisha doing? Why, when they wanted to hear from God, would he ask for a musician? Does this make sense? Yes! For anyone who has experienced the wonderful uplifting impact of worshipping God through music, it does make sense.
The Psalms continually urge us to sing and make music in joyful praise and worship! Psalms 95, 96, 98, 99, 100, 101, and others exhort us to sing unto the Lord (click here for Psalm 100). Before we began the 100 Huntley Street daily telecasts, Psalm 100 was given to us by the Lord. We did several TV specials from 1975 to 1977 where we raised child care support for Calcutta, India. When this Psalm was read live on air and we would sing God’s praise, the telephones, which had been silent, filled with calls from new sponsors. God did miracles. He encouraged many people to hear from Him and respond as we worshipped. We turned these child sponsors over to World Vision for their excellent administration. This began the use of TV by World Vision, and they have become the largest child care agency in the world. Millions of children and their families have been recipients of this miracle of provision from God.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I sing unto You “a new song.” I pray for Your Holy Spirit to fill me with the refreshing water of life. You said, Lord Jesus, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37). I’m doing that just now as I worship You. My spiritual thirst is being quenched. Thank You, Jesus!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

This coming Sunday we will celebrate mothers! I’ve been so very blessed by the music of the mother of my four children. In the churches I pastored, she played piano or organ and led choirs. I was reading my diary from January 2, 1963. Here’s some of what I read: “We measured the children and weighed them. Elaine, 3′ 5″ and 40 lbs – Ellen, 3′ and 30 lbs – Reynold 2′ 8″ and 29 lbs. Norma-Jean is 3 and 1/2 months pregnant and weighs ???” (I’m being careful here). I love you, mother of my children. X0 X0! Ron arrived on May 29th, 1963, in the Deep River hospital. Ann, the mother of Ron’s three children, also gave birth to their daughter Andrea on May 29th, 1986. Andrea is now married to Rev. Jason Patterson, has earned her PhD, and is a mother of two herself.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you who have biological or adopted children and all women who celebrate being spiritual mothers to many children!

Yours because of “MOTHERS,”

David

P.S. Here’s a link I found on You Tube to a beautiful rendition of “Sing Unto the Lord” by a lovely couple. I believe they are from India (click here). You may have to endure an automobile commercial before the song, but it’s worth waiting for.

Another photo of the desert wilderness at the south end of the Dead Sea. David Reynold, our oldest son, has taken some amazing photographs. I must include soon some of his Uganda photos where he and the mother of his three children, Kathy, serve as missionaries.

19 thoughts on “Friday, May 12, 2017

  1. Hi David that song was beautiful I don’t know how to upload this song
    Beverlee would Darlene Zscheck wrote it ” Shout to the Lord” I love it.
    as well. My nephew’s friend Jason Driscoll past away suddenly could you
    pray for him my nephew name is Keith. Jason was suppose to graduate fro
    university Saturday along with Keith . Donations are given to Canadian Mental Health association. We are have a graduation celebration Saturday , , and another one for Mother’s Day on Sunday. So it will be two long days. I will have to rest up for them over excitement is a trigger for my seizures .
    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother’s !!! Have a nice day to all our bloggers today.

    • Here you go, sister Lianne. I pray your seizures do not affect you over this week-end. So sad to hear of your nephew Keith’s friend, Jason Driscoll’s passing. May God be with and comfort his family loved ones and friends. He is in heaven and safe with angels. Amen!

      Darlene Zscheck wrote it ” Shout to the Lord
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-j7CFfDvHc

    • Lord I pray for your love to comfort Keith at this time as he mourns for his friend, Jason. Lord I pray for Your Peace that passes understanding to guard his heart and mind at this, as he remembers his friend Jason and the special times they had together.
      I pray for a the Peace of God to guard your heart to Lianne and that the excitement of the day will not trigger a seizure, but Lianne will rest in the calmness of Your hand, Lord, I prayer, Amen!

    • TY Lianne for posting your prayer request! Lord may Jason’s passing prompt the medical field to continue to open up dialogue on Mental Illness, it is so misunderstood! It is a chemical imbalance!
      We all have a chemical imbalance; some more than others!
      It can be treated very early in life with some medication; lots of exercise; no drugs,booze, junk food; start a support group and TALK, TALK, TALK, & WATCH OUR LIFE STYLE!
      God bless Keith as he starts his new life as a graduate! Lord You know the heart of Keith and his desire to help others; maybe; he might be the one to find a good medication to help those suffering with depression, a chemical imbalance!
      God bless you Keith! Stay clean and sober; love the Lord; pray daily HAVE A GREAT GRADUATION!

  2. I have a. Norma Jean’s CD in my car CD player right now. ((Purchased years ago). You forgot to mention “accordion” credits too for NJ. Praying for the family of the graduate who will graduate posthumously. Very sad.

  3. I urge everyone to click on the link to the song that David has provided. It is absolutely beautiful! So uplifting to my soul!

  4. Beautiful Song. Psalm 100 – praise and glory to God.

    Prayers for your Nephew, Keith, and for Jason’s family and all his friends who will be graduating.

    Praying for a special anointing over all young people in Canada. May they rise up and declare the Word of the Lord. May God protect them from the evil one. Praying for all young people who are struggling.

  5. Jehoshaphat is one of my favourite Kings – a godly king. In I Kings 22:5, Jehoshaphat put first things first, “First seek the counsel of the Lord”, vs. 7 and also 2 Kings 3:11, “Is there no prophet of the Lord here, that we may inquire of the Lord through him?”…

    “First seek the counsel of the Lord” – such good advise.,

    Bless all mothers this Sunday – and every day – and ever woman that Lord uses to “be Mothers” to others… in so many ways….

  6. Its so comforting to know the faithfulness of God; He always remembers His own…as He did to fight for them because of Jehoshaphat.

  7. God bless you David Mainse, beautiful song! So appreciate your daily bread!
    TY lord for all the blessings of this day! TY for the last choir concert!
    Lord I am asking for a financial breakthrough to clear debts and help family/friends/invest rest for a better income.
    I have met people that need just a little bit of help; I would like to help;but need the funds Lord,
    TY for Eve being cancer free! pray that You Lord will heal Sandy, completely from head to toe!
    Lord need a room mate; someone who just needs a place to sleep during the week,must use pool; eats out; must be respectful;good sense of humour, Lord I need You to hand pick someone for me…thank you Lord…

  8. correction to lyrics to the song I posted in yesterday’s blog:
    “Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
    Look full in His wonderful face;
    And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
    In the light of His glory and grace.”

    “Turn your heart unto Jesus,
    Cast each heavy burden aside;
    And the peace and joy of His presence near
    Will enter your heart and abide.”

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