Thursday, October 3, 2019

GOD ALONE!

Today’s Reading: Psalms 60-63

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

 

Al Khazneh (“The Treasury”) is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra. Like most of the other buildings there, this structure was carved out of the rock face. It has classical Greek-influenced architecture, and it is Jordan’s most popular tourist attraction. Psalm 60:9 asks the question, “Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me to Edom?” This is Edom’s strong city, Petra (the rock).

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

 

Key Verses: Psalm 63:1-4

O God, You are my God;

Early will I seek You;

My soul thirsts for You;

My flesh longs for You

In a dry and thirsty land

Where there is no water.

So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,

To see Your power and Your glory.

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,

My lips shall praise You.

Thus I will bless You while I live…

 

There are four Psalms in today’s reading. They describe four ways to pray. (1) “RESTORE us again!” (60:1b). — (2) “Hear my CRY, O God” (61:1a). — (3) “Truly my soul SILENTLY waits for God” (62:1a). — (4) “O God, You are my God; EARLY will I seek You” (63:1a). We are encouraged to pray prayers with meaningful content; to pray with fervency; to wait patiently on God; and to seek God first thing upon rising in the morning! Is that good counsel? Amen!!!

The words, “Wait silently for GOD ALONE!” (62:5a) focuses our attention on “GOD ALONE!” The only ultimate answer to life’s questions is in God. Our only refuge, security and peace are found in Him ALONE! The sooner we realize this truth, the sooner we will find real personal peace and security.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

First of all, Lord God, I bring You praise and worship! —— I’m presenting my petitions to You with fervency and urgency in my cry to You! —— I’m waiting silently in Your presence —— I’m doing this first thing this morning! You, O Lord, are my #1 priority. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I feel like singing! Why not join me? God will hear us all from all over the world and He will put our joyful noise together in the courts of Heaven as beautiful harmony (click here for a song by a precious little boy with the words from our key verse).

Yours for “God ALONE!”

David

13 thoughts on “Thursday, October 3, 2019

  1. Thank You, Lord, for your Word. It teaches, encourages, nourishes, and corrects us. Thank You for Godly people who are witnesses of Truth in this world. Let your Word and your people go out freely in our country and in this world, accomplishing your eternally-good purposes. Again we commit our leaders and this election to You. We ask that You put your favour on good and Godly people, have mercy on Canadians, and help us to turn to You. In Jesus’s ever-great name, amen

    • Amen,Rob.We have a national House of Prayer in Ottawa.I ‘pray’ that it is being used frequently.God bless
      Dust Of The Pearl

      No matter how hard we may try
      We can never live free from sin,
      For we are all created to die
      Unless we have His Spirit within.

      We were without hope on our own
      So He became human with us
      By leaving His kingdom and His throne
      To become the Lamb we call Jesus.

      He lived more lowly than His sheep,
      For riches could not save one soul,
      And the treasures He sought to keep
      Were the same ones the demon stole.

      So the whole world was what He sought
      And love to all was what He taught,
      With words of truth the battle was fought
      And with His own life,our freedom bought.

      He alone made that sacrifice,
      One no one can ever unfurl,
      For He became the Pearl of great price
      And we are but the dust of the Pearl.
      GW (Bill) Marshall/‎05 ‎April, ‎2017

    • Although I have and always start my day with prayer and thanksgiving, I still pray your blogged prayer. Thank you so much and may God bless you.

  2. Lord, we pray for the citizens of this great nation Canada that you will give them wisdom and understanding in their voting and make them realize that “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.”(Proverbs 14:34) God bless and speak to Canada. Amen!

    • Amen to your prayers, Ger and Rob!
      We ask you, Father for mercy for our country, ourselves and our descendants! You alone are our helper, our hope is in you! Forgive us Lord, your church, for being passive and indifferent regarding social and political issues. We, as a nation, have wandered far from you and, as a church, we haven’t always been fervent in our intercession. Merciful Father, help Canada turn her heart back to you and be a Godly nation, once again.
      Thank you for your loving kindnesses. Amen!

      • Agreeing with your prayers bloggers. Also remember the USA as well. Trump was used by God to support Israel and with the difficulties they are facing just now, we should also uphold them in prayer. Thinking of Ann also, & trusting that she is doing well.

  3. to all the blessed bloggers
    I am convinced that the Lord is using Donald Trump in many cases around the world…..it is very interesting how Donald Trump is treated until one really gets to understand him; I believe that God is in charge of his life and in turn we as a people of this world are reaping the benefits and as Christians I truly believe God wants us to be thankful for Donald Trump, speak well of him, pray for him and his family and pray for the Lord to give him guidance in his work……so thank you Lord God for this man, he is brilliant, he is a father and a husband and a very smart business man,,may God continue to bless him in his work,,,,,,

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