Friday, October 4, 2019

AWESOME

Today’s┬áReading: Psalms 64-66

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The Mediterranean Sea beach and distant ruins of Caesarea Maritima.

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Key Verses: Psalm 65:5, 66:1-3

By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us,

O God of our salvation,

You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth,

And of the far-off seas;

…Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!

Sing out the honor of His name;

Make His praise glorious.

Say to God, “How awesome are Your works!

Through the greatness of Your power

Your enemies shall submit themselves to You…

 

Teens went through a phase a while back when it seemed that everything was “awesome!” In today’s reading the word “awesome” is appropriate. It’s used three times!!! Is it any wonder that we are encouraged to “Make a joyful shout to God!”

Meditate and wisely consider Psalm 64:1 & 64:9b. These are daily instructions for us all. God’s deeds are surely worthy of the utmost AWE!!! Consider the following facts – (1) Victory over enemies (66:3) – our enemies are not nations around us, but self and sin within us. Jesus is our AWESOME Deliverer! (2) The Lord rules, therefore, we can trust Him always (66:7) – verse 66:5 assures us that “He is AWESOME in His doing toward the sons of men!” (3) In an AWESOME way God has brought us out to rich fulfillment! (66:12b) – God is AWESOME in His answers to prayer! (66:19).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Thank You, Lord God, that You have “not turned away my prayer,” and You have not turned away Your “mercy from me!” (66:20). I know that the reason I can come before You in prayer and know that You hear me is not because of any righteousness in me, but only because of Your Son and my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I confess my sin before You! I have Your assurance that You have heard my confession and that I’m forgiven. I believe You when You spoke these words about Yourself through Your Apostle John, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Amen! Amen! Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Again first thing this morning I confessed my confidence in the Lord Jesus by quoting Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” The gift of faith from God that allows me to truly believe this statement also allows the truth of this statement to be lived out throughout the next 24 hours.

Yesterday I decided to check for mistakes in my recent book, This Far By Faith. I found several misprints, etc. Because of a deadline the book was rushed into print before I had a chance to critically read with care what I had typed into my laptop computer. For example I read that I had given my life to Christ in December of ’52, been filled with the Holy Spirit in June of ’53, and called into the Christian ministry in August of ’53. But there was a wrong date in print. I had mistakenly typed that I had lost my temper in the Fall of ’53 and punched out a football player on the opposing team. Doesn’t sound like a teenager who had already been saved, filled with God’s Spirit and called to be a minister, does it? The fact is that I was kicked out of the game for unnecessary roughness (fighting) in the Fall of ’52. This was one of the reasons I knew I needed God in my life, and why I was desperate for God’s help. In the fall of ’53, the next time I met that player on the field, I asked for and received his forgiveness.

Yours for honesty and getting my words typed here in my blog correctly,

David

9 thoughts on “Friday, October 4, 2019

  1. Yes Lord bless our teenagers; they are very awesome, Lord bless our families; many of us don’t see our families anymore because of distance, business; I know Lord that You are watching over all our families;
    Lord send the right person to rent the back room; Thank you Lord for doing that for me;
    I pray that Jim and Sherrie wake up with completely healed bodies, no more cancer,that they will lead very happy healthly lives; thank You Lord for doing that for them;
    bless our leaders in our towns and cities and country; it is a BIG job to be a leader; only You Lord know what is in the hearts of our leaders, give them wisdom,clarity;fairness;honestly;the ability to govern;a sense of humor,help them to delegate duties to the right people,help them to understand the budgets; the needs and wants of the communities they look after; bless these people; they have a home to go too at the end of the day; keep them safe, Thank You Lord in Jesus Name we Pray amen

  2. A great prayer Sah. We need to pray for good leaders & for good advisors. Father lead us in our choice of candidates in this election. Thank You in Jesus Name Amen

  3. Thank You, Lord, for the prayers of your people, and for hearing our prayers. Please lead and guide us in your ways, and give us the grace to do what is right in your sight.
    We pray again for Canada, not because we don’t remember everyone in all this world needs You, but because we are coming to an election, and we need good and righteous leadership. Please, Lord, You know Canada could be a real force for good if we let You truly have your way here, so we ask that You bring us to our knees in repentance and humble dependance on You. We commit this country (and all others also) to You, dear Lord God, and ask that You be rightfully exalted throughout the earth. In Jesus’s name, amen

  4. Amen,Rob.Canada could be a real Christian super power in the world IF we would turn back to God.The bible shows that as ancient Israel kept turning further from God that He eventually turned them over to their (and His) enemies,even scattering them throughout the nations.Are the western nations still Christian nations???As our apostasy grows so does our distance from God along with our wealth and power.Our young are sent to far off lands to fight and die because our enemies do not respect or fear us.May God save Canada and the western nations.Amen
    This was written in particular about the US but is also a warning to other nations in general.(IE: “From the sacrifice of your youth.”)
    Under God

    One nation under God that denies Me,
    Will fall apart and be devoured,
    If you refuse my love that’s free,
    As if I am something now soured.

    Your enemies have delivered my warning,
    Therefore turn back to find truth,
    For the wolves only bring mourning
    From the sacrifice of your youth.

    Greed is now what too many now preach,
    For the demon has reached within,
    But you can still change to teach,
    So the children may turn from sin.

    If you allow the wolves in their power,
    To consume with endless thirst,
    Then you are guilty at this hour
    In helping bring about the worst.

    So remove the wolves behind the crown,
    For they are deeply entrenched,
    And let them and their filth drown
    As my laws are tightly clenched.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / 11/09/2013
    14 if my people, who are called by my
    name, will humble themselves and pray
    and seek my face and turn from their
    wicked ways, then I will hear from
    heaven, and I will forgive their sin and
    will heal their land.2 Chronicles 7

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