Sunday, November 10, 2019

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY

Today’s Reading: Psalms 143-144

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Here is the ancient marketplace of Ephesus. These pillars once stood proudly as a testimony to the success of the commercial centre of the city. Man’s accomplishments eventually crumble into ruin, but God’s great building, His living stones, His people, are built to last forever and ever.

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

 

Key Verses: Psalm 144:15

Happy are the people who are in such a state;

Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!

Psalm 143 is the kind of prayer we all need to pray when we are in distress. David prays, “Hear my prayer, O Lord!” “Answer me speedily!” “Do not hide Your face from me!” “Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning!” (could this blog be an answer to that prayer?) “Cause me to know the way in which I should walk!” “Deliver me, O Lord!” “Revive me, O Lord!”

Psalm 144 is delightful! King David asks the question, “What is man?” David’s answer is “a breath,” and “a shadow,” but man also has the potential to be “Happy” during our brief time here on earth. This question, “What is man?” is quoted in Hebrews chapter 2 in the New Testament. We may want to take time to meditate on these words given by the writer to the Hebrew people. We’ll find that Jesus is the greatest joy of all!!! (click here). David prayed, “Bow down Your heavens, O Lord, and come down!” (144:2a). God did come down! We can sing with great happiness, “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, there is a one-word prayer I pray daily, “HELP!” I am confident You heard my prayer in advance of my time on earth, and You have come down to me in the Person of Jesus Christ, in whose Name I pray. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

My daughter, Elaine Stacey, gave me a gift of a book called, “Happy, Happy, Happy.” It’s the story of the Robertson family. Perhaps you’ve seen the reality TV series, Duck Dynasty. Phil Robertson at one time was an alcoholic who met Jesus, and Jesus made him a new man. In Phil’s book I read the facts, whereas in the TV show the producers water down the testimony of Jesus that this family want to share with the whole world. The producers even put in “bleeps” to make it appear that they were swearing. The Robertsons were quite upset at this and made it clear that they don’t swear! Phil has lived to see his children blessed as David prayed, “Sons as plants, and daughters as pillars!” (Psalm 144:12).

Yours for being able to say with Phil, “Happy, Happy, Happy!”

David

P.S. Norma-Jean bought me the shirt I’m wearing in the picture below, and my grandson, Nathaniel Shaheen, put on a beard for the photo! My hat is a gift from Chief Sunrise, a great First Nations leader from the Northwest Territories. The Chief, with the name, “Sunrise,” shows the “Reality” of Psalm 143:8, God’s “Loving kindness in the morning.”

19 thoughts on “Sunday, November 10, 2019

  1. I also have prayed, “help”, not knowing a solution or even understanding the problems I was facing. Have you ever done that? It is the 40th anniversary of the big train derailment in Mississauga. I was there. I worked for World Vision @ the time & many staff members were affected. They could not return to their homes for change of clothing, etc. Square One Shopping Centre was opened up as a place to stay for the affected people. Amazingly no one was killed in that event! Praise God. He is our “Shield.”

  2. Yes, many times I have prayed, “help”. Almost daily these days.
    Beautiful sunny morning here in Florida. But on the cool side.
    Am looking forward to our church service this morning.

  3. Lord God, thank You for this new day. Be glorified in it! Bless all your pastors and the leaders of your church everywhere. May they be strong in You. Please anoint them with your Holy Spirit and give them the grace to do well the work You have given them. Strengthen all your children today so each may be renewed and refreshed in You. May your work in this world be increasingly revitalized until You return. In Jesus’s name, amen

  4. Praying for Help from our Lord when in need and giving thanks for all His blessings. Amen. Prayers for all Saints, today. Wishing you a precious day in the Lord and hope you are enjoying a good cup of tea!!

    “The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
    ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.’ ” Matthew 3:3 ESV

    Make Way – Graham Kendrick (With lyrics)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK6XuYhL7JI

  5. Dear precious bloggers I have another prayer request this is for myself I have had four treatments now for my headaches with my chiropractor but being I have suffered with headaches for so long so far it’s the treatments aren’t helping my chiropractor is getting me acupuncture as well as as massaging my neck he has given me exercises to do but I’m hoping I have 5 more treatments left so yeah many days the word help is all I can pray and that’s all I can pray now for for my headaches I suffered so long and over the years have gotten some relief from time to time but now it’s it’s constant and my chiropractor says that having headaches everyday is not normal so please pray that that God would heal me of my headaches migraines sinuses I know he’s able to to heal me I have five treatments left so please pray for me and thank you and I’m in advance again for your comments thoughts and prayers God bless you all thank you

    • Lord God I pray for a speedy recovery for Marilyn, Your Word tells us that all things are possible for and through You! You are a God of the impossible, Praise you Lord, I ask all this in Your Name Jesus, Amen!

    • Marilyn,I have to irrigate my sinus everyday lest I get infection.My pain meds dry out my sinuses and the doctors don’t know why but irrigating my sinuses using salt water from an ear syringe with my head inverted over the sink.Table salt is fine as strong as is tolerable when an infection is present and milder for maintenance.You will know how often with experience eventually but 5-6 times daily for an infection (with antibiotics.)I use room temperature water with salt.This may help you and I suspect dry upper sinuses cause my problem….Sinuses are (supposed to be) moist and warm which provides a great incubator for bacteria,possibly to spread to other areas of the body.I pray this helps you.God bless

  6. Praying that you will be healed, Marilyn. David prayed, “help” & others (including me) have said we have also. I was watching Dr David Jeremiah today and he also said, “help” is a prayer!

  7. Good morning dear precious bloggers who responded to my prayer request and I I read them and like I said yesterday thank you for your comments prayers and thoughts and once again a very big thank you I’ve appreciation from the bottom of my heart and yes this is Remembrance Day and remember remember those men and women who paid with their lives for our freedom but it’s Jesus on the cross who pays the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom God bless you all thank you once again very very much in men

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